NORTH MELBOURNE’S Ryan Bastinac was awarded the round three nomination of the NAB AFL Rising Star award.
Bastinac helped thwart Eagle Daniel Kerr while plucking 23 disposals in the 25-point win over West Coast on Saturday.
“Ryan had an outstanding pre-season and he has carried that form through the opening rounds,” said North coach Brad Scott.
“We have been really impressed with his rapid development and all North Melbourne supporters should be encouraged by his talent, work ethic and ability.
“We expect big things from Ryan in the future and his performance on Saturday against Daniel Kerr was just one small example of what he’s capable of.”