St Kilda has added to its tall stocks at tonight's Mid-Season Rookie Draft, recruiting Sandringham Dragons ruckman Max Heath and Woodville-West Torrens key forward Cooper Sharman.
A raw but maturing talent standing at 204cm and weighing in at 93kg, Heath – taken at pick No. 7 – brings impressive physicality both in the ruck and at ground level.
Despite only playing one game for the Dragons in 2019 and none in 2020 due to COVID-19, the 18-year-old caught the eye of recruiters and was interviewed by a notable number of clubs in the lead-up to last year's National Draft.
Sharman – picked up with pick No. 21 – moved to the SANFL this season after winning a Premiership with the Oakleigh Chargers in 2019.
The 193cm forward from Leeton was formerly part of GWS’ Academy.
"We're excited to have Max and Cooper join the Saints," Head of List Management James Gallagher said.
"Max has great physical attributes and the way he attacks the contest in the ruck is impressive, not only for a big man, but for a player his age.
"He's a raw talent and is still completing his Year 12 studies at Xavier College, but we see a lot of upside in him.
“Cooper is a player with a lot of natural football ability, clean hands, great foot skills and a good football brain.
"He’s a handy forward and has been playing well for the Eagles in the SANFL.
"We wish Max and Cooper all the best during his time at the Saints and we look forward to seeing what they’ll produce in the future."
St Kilda passed on its final two picks at this year’s Mid-Season Rookie Draft.