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Welcome pick No. 30: Sam McLarty

Draft highlights: Sam McLarty Watch the best of Collingwood draftee Sam McLarty. McLarty was recruited at pick No. 30 in the 2016 National Draft.
Sam McLarty arrives at Collingwood with pick No. 30.

Selection No. 30 – Sam McLarty

Position: Tall utility
Height: 193cm
Weight: 93kg
Born: 11/5/1998
Recruited from: Oakleigh U18


Last year saw McLarty come onto the scene as an athletic key defender for the Oakleigh Chargers as they stormed towards the TAC Cup premiership. This season the key position prospect has spent more time in an attacking role, and he has enjoyed some strong displays near goal. He has some natural spring, attacks the ball well in the air and can have sticky hands in marking contests. McLarty had only limited exposure at the national championships as he was coming back from injury and was underdone, but it's hard to find quality talls this year.