St Kilda has welcomed Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera to its ranks, snapping up the premium talent with pick No. 11 at tonight’s 2021 NAB AFL Draft.
A silky wingman with precise skills to match, the 18-year-old South Australian boasts what is widely considered as the best kick of this year’s draft class.
Wanganeen-Milera’s father, Terry Milera, played 30 games for the Saints between 2012-2014, while his uncle is Brownlow medallist and five-time All-Australian, Gavin Wanganeen.
While the Glenelg recruit is best suited to the wing, his clean use and mobility has the potential to add to St Kilda’s half-back line.
Wanganeen-Milera will join fellow first-round selections Max King (pick No. 4, 2018), Hunter Clark (pick No. 7, 2017), Nick Coffield (pick No. 8, 2017) and Matthew Allison (pick No. 26, 2020) at RSEA Park.
“We’re really excited to welcome Nasiah to St Kilda,” Head of List Management James Gallagher said.
“Nasiah is a pure wingman with plenty of promising attributes. He has exceptional foot skills and mobility, is calm under pressure and is deceptively quick when he hits top gear.”
“We look forward to having Nasiah meet his teammates and coaches in the coming days and wish him a long and successful career in red, white and black.”
St Kilda will take picks 55, 61, 65, 66 and 81 into tomorrow night’s continuation of the 2021 NAB AFL Draft.