Rising Star Nominees & Careers

I was having a discussion with a friend last night, about Rising Star nominees and how successfully or not, they predicted careers. We tossed a few years around, and then came to 1993. Possibly the best year ever, I reckon.

How’s this for a list?

1993 Nominations

Round Player Club

1 Peter Everitt St Kilda
2 Shane Crawford Hawthorn
3 Nathan Chapman Brisbane Bears
4 Joe Misiti Essendon
5 Scott West Footscray
6 David Neitz Melbourne
7 Nathan Buckley Brisbane Bears
8 James Hird Essendon
9 Dustin Fletcher Essendon
10 Matthew Richardson Richmond
11 Brodie Atkinson St Kilda
12 Glenn Archer North Melbourne
13 Saverio Rocca Collingwood
14 Darren Kowal Melbourne
15 Duncan Kellaway Richmond
16 Mark Ricciuto Adelaide
17 Ilija Grgic Footscray
18 Ang Christou Carlton
19 Ricky Olarenshaw Essendon
20 Mark Mercuri Essendon
21 Brad Nicholson Footscray
22 Leigh Colbert Geelong

Fark me there’s some good players on that list.

Tough year to break into. A lot of excellent players who weren’t nominated, too.
I can only assume Adrian McAdam was ineligible because of his age.
You’d reckon 23 goals from three games would have almost got him a nod otherwise. :wink:

93 comfortably the best. And fancy a side having 5 nominations in a premiership year. I would be interested to see if that was matched by any other team.

Martin Pike
Matthew Clarke
Justin Leppitsch
Greg Stafford
Drew Banfield

All debuted in '93.

Really only 4 players who were pretty much spuds, and Kowal and Grgic you could argue about.

Didn’t mind D Kowal.

Imagine them lining up in a team.

Dustin laughs in their general direction.