Rising Star Award: Round 9

Alex Witherden is the Round 9 Rising Star nomination after yet another consistent performance this time assisting Brisbane win their first game of the year against Hawthorn, he made his debut in Round 14 last year and remained eligible to win the Award this season.

Witherden played 9 games last year averaging 23.6 Disposals 5.3 Marks & 2.6 Tackles, this season he has averaged 22.2 Disposals 7.2 Marks & 1.7 Tackles. Witherden has recorded 20 Disposals or more in 14 of 18 career games (77.8%).

“It’s a good reward for effort to get the nomination. I have to thank my teammates and coaching staff for helping me improve my game.” Alex Witherden

Alex Witherden was drafted in 2016 at Pick 23 out of the Geelong Falcons

Round 9 Stat Line: 24 Disposals, 6 Marks, 2 Tackles

RISING STAR NOMINATIONS 

Round 1: Riley Bonner
Round 2: Tom Doedee
Round 3: Sam Murray
Round 4: Jaidyn Stephenson
Round 5: Ben Long
Round 6: Jake Waterman
Round 7: Jack Henry
Round 8: Ben Ronke
Round 9: Alex Witherden

2018 RISING STAR MARKET 

$3.50 Tom Doedee
$4.50 Alex Witherden
$4.50 Sam Murray
$7.00 Jaidyn Stephenson
$12 Bailey Banfield
$13 Riley Bonner
$17 Esava Ratugolea
$23 Ben Ronke
$23 Paddy Dow

Odds via CrownBet