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2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 7: Hunter Clark

Josh Gabelich  November 24, 2017 7:21 PM

Hunter Clark highlights (24/11) With pick 7 we have selected Hunter Clark; a smooth-moving playmaker.

PICK 7: Hunter Clark
PICK 8: Nick Coffield
PICK 35: Oscar Clavarino
PICK 46: Ben Paton

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Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark is now a Saint after he was selected with pick No. 7 in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

With St Kilda's first of two top 10 picks - for the first time since the Saints drafted Luke Ball and Xavier Clarke in 2001 - St Kilda added a star inside midfielder before selecting rebounding defender Nick Coffield a pick later.

Clark, 18, was one of the most consistent midfielders in the draft pool, starring in the TAC Cup with the Stingrays and in the national championships for Vic Country.

Renowned for his poise and smart decision making, Clark is rated as one of the best kicks in this year’s draft and is equally as damaging on both sides of his body.

Clark is a dangerous playmaker who excelled behind the ball in the first half of 2017 before being unleashed through the middle of the ground across the back end of the year.

The Dandenong product averaged 26.8 disposals, 6.7 tackles, 6.2 clearances and 126 ranking points across 13 appearances in the TAC Cup this season.

Snapshot:

Height: 186cm
Weight: 79kg
D.O.B: 26/3/1999
Club: Dandenong Stingrays/ Vic Country
Position: Midfielder