11 Mitch Mellis

Height
173cm
Weight
72kg
Current Team
Eastern Ranges, Vic Metro
Birthday
September 5, 2001

ONE of the most consistent players in the NAB League, Mellis is one of those types that had he been 10cm taller, he would be right up there in draft conversations. He ticks most boxes across a lot of areas, and while he is an outside player, he can play as a small forward and runs hard throughout games. He wants to build his inside game, having averaged the equal fifth most handball receives per game (10.0). Much of his game was based around spreading from the contest despite his 4.9 clearance average, using his speed and agility to break forward and chain possessions together, with help from Eastern extractors Zak Pretty and Lachlan Stapleton. His exceptional work rate allowed him to also get forward and boot 10 goals in 13 NAB League games, while also spending time there during two Vic Metro outings. His size suggests he may be limited to that small forward role early at the next level, but his ball finding ways and neat disposal point toward the potential to return to roles further afield in future.

STRENGTHS: Athleticism, consistency, accumulation, kicking, clean hands, clearances
IMPROVEMENTS: Contested work, defensive pressure, size

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH MITCH MELLIS AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Eastern Ranges1725424202230441135.78.314.01.30.01.00.347
2018Eastern Ranges1702083784415623756044493321710.012.222.22.60.03.30.178
2019Eastern Ranges15217833036135195450645023101311.713.725.42.80.03.50.8100
Total-33941175084311454104011210357133310.312.522.72.50.03.20.4225

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Metro139224715140222026.54.511.02.00.07.00.041
Total-139224715140222026.54.511.02.00.07.00.041

Results

(Grand Final)
Ikon Park

(Preliminary Finals)
Ikon Park

(Qualifying Final)
MARS Stadium

(Round 17)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 16)
Shepley Oval

(Round 12)
UTAS Stadium (Launceston)

(Round 13)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 3)
Alberton Oval

(Round 1)
Lathlain Park

(Round 9)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 6)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 5)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 3)
Preston City Oval

(Round 2)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 1)
RSEA Park

(WC Round)
Ikon Park

(Round 16)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 15)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 13)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 12)
Deakin Reserve

(Round 11)
Warrawee Park

(Round 9)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 15)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 8)
Preston City Oval

(Round 7)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 6)
Shepley Oval

(Round 5)
Healesville Sporting Complex

(Round 4)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 3)
Burbank Oval

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
Frankston Oval

Victoria Park

MARS Stadium

Box Hill City Oval