10 Leo Connolly

Height
181cm
Weight
74kg
Current Team
Gippsland Power
Birthday
August 7, 2001

A clever outside ball user, Connolly has the right traits to play that running game in transition with nice skills, speed and a willingness to take the game on. He is set on building more of an inside game which will come with strength and also more resistance to opposition pressure which can sometimes impact his decision making. Averaged 65.7 per cent by foot but just 27 per cent was contested. Connolly has plenty of nice moves on the football field, able to use his speed to advantage when coming off half-back or along the wing which helps his versatility. At just 74kg he is still quite light, but his smarts and creativity in trying to open the game up for his teammates is important. While at times he can make mistakes, he always throws himself a challenge in the game trying to win the ball and gain as many metres as he can, to open up the field for his teammates. In 2019, Connolly almost doubled his disposal average from 11.5 to 20.0, while moving from one tackle to two – though it is still an improvement, but more importantly, averaging 4.6 rebounds per game.

STRENGTHS: Kicking, outside game, speed, creative, versatility, rebounding
IMPROVEMENTS: Inside game, work under pressure, tackling

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH LEO CONNOLLY AT THE STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Gippsland Power117441614743110150323253148.43.111.53.40.01.10.248
2019Gippsland Power24278320597620631027407351615.14.920.03.70.01.90.383
Total-35912248110611931646030639883012.04.116.03.50.01.50.3131

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018117441614743110150323253148.43.111.53.40.01.10.248
201924278320597620631027407351615.14.920.03.70.01.90.383
Total35912248110611931646030639883012.04.116.03.50.01.50.3131

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