3 Ben Kelly

Height
203cm
Weight
100kg
Current Team
Allies, Murray Bushrangers
Birthday
February 17, 2000

THE overage ruck has played a bit of everywhere, having transitioned from a ruck role into a key defensive post, and pinch-hitting up forward this year. At 203cm and 100kg, Kelly is a readymade prospect with good size and strength, and is mobile for his giant frame. He does need to build his endurance with a sub-20 yo-yo test, as well as his defensive pressure at ground level, averaging just the 1.3 tackles per game. Kelly was one of a number of players whose name was raised for the mid-season draft, but instead he remained at Murray for the season and was fairly consistent throughout 2019. For a player of his size, Kelly uses the ball well with almost 70 per cent disposal efficiency, and speedy for his frame with a 3.05-second 20m sprint time. Most impressively, with a 88cm running vertical leap, Kelly is able to beat most players in the air, and have them covered at ground level. A legitimate value pick late/rookie with scope for the future.

STRENGTHS: Skills, speed, marking, vertical leap, consistency
IMPROVEMENTS: Endurance, defensive pressure

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH BEN KELLY AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Murray Bushrangers23406373727111271594282.95.07.90.915.91.40.347
2018Murray Bushrangers4638849423740162231764114.23.57.60.814.73.60.449
2019Murray Bushrangers9151142396179141832423215109.15.114.23.918.31.40.584
Total-160129289551401436547262493111295.54.410.01.916.32.20.4180

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Allies000000000000000000000
2019Allies99184414257231024.54.59.02.028.51.00.064
Total-99184414257231024.54.59.02.028.51.00.064

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
201723406373727111271594282.95.07.90.915.91.40.347
20184638849423740162231764114.23.57.60.814.73.60.449
201910060160436593162402626225128.35.013.33.620.01.30.481
Total169138307591441576752964523211315.54.59.91.917.12.20.4177

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