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Rookie Draft: Mitch McCarthy

New draftees face the media Watch as draftees Callum Brown, Josh Daicos, Kayle Kirby and Sam McLarty are joined by Peter Daicos and Gavin Brown to face the media on Monday afternoon.
Mitch McCarthy joins Collingwood with the seventh overall selection in the Rookie Draft.

Rookie Draft: Selection No. 7 – Mitch McCarthy

Position: Ruckman/ tall utility
Height: 195cm
Weight: 93kg
Born: 10/10/1997
Recruited from: Dandenong U18


"Mitchell is a 19-year-old athlete whose first love was basketball, which took him to the USA in 2015. He returned in Christmas 2015 but missed the first six weeks of the pre-season so he played catch-up. He added 12kg to his frame and is a 60 metre kick with lots of tricks in the air. He has a new age ruck style (a 205cm hand span) but will develop as a key defender at AFL levek. He will become a better player the more games of football he plays - he was limited this year due to a broken foot. He might take a year or two before playing at AFL level but will be exciting," - Dandenong Stingrays talent manager Mark Wheeler, Inside Football, November 2016.