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Archie Smith is one of the great stories from the Lions Academy

2:04pm  Jan 15, 2014

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Archie
Smith

Height
201 cm
DOB
19-07-1995
Weight
96 kg
Debut
-
Games
2015
0
Career
0
Goals
2015
0
Career
0
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
ArchieSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Brisbane Lions Academy
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut:
Recruited from: Mt Gravatt
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Archie Smith turned his back on a promising basketball career after developing a love of Australian Rules football at the relatively 'mature' age of 17. In less than 12 months, his ability was obvious and earned him a place on the Lions' rookie list. He now puts his impressive vertical leap and supreme athleticism to use on the football field as an exciting future ruck prospect.

Background

• Archie Smith – the son of former Brisbane Bullets NBL All-Star Andre Moore – looked set to pursue a basketball career in the USA, with a number of colleges offering 201cm prodigy scholarship. 

• His supreme athleticism first caught the eye of Lions Academy scouts during the U18 State Basketball Classics in 2012, and the Club acted quickly to provide him with a possible alternate pathway.

• Although Smith first saw the Academy as an opportunity to get fitter for the upcoming basketball season, he quickly fell is love with Australian Rules. 

• Less than 6 months after joining the Academy, he was selected to represent Queensland in the AFL U18 National Championships. He played a total of five matches, averaging six disposals and 18 hitouts per game. 

• He also played eight NEAFL matches with Mt Gravatt and the Lions Reserves, before being drafted to the Club with Pick No.69 at the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft.

• In less than 12 months since he first kicked an oval Sherrin, Smith was a listed AFL player, with his athleticism and flair in the ruck already drawing early comparisons to West Coast star Nic Naitanui.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood L 74 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 North Melbourne L 133 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Richmond L 58 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles L 65 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Carlton W 75 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Port Adelaide W 102 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Essendon L 136 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda L 86 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants L 97 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Western Bulldogs L 146 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows L 69 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle L 84 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans L 49 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne L 60 - 36 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne L 38 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats L 113 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns L 100 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton W 131 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows L 131 - 44 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn L 134 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Awards

Other Awards

Queensland U18 Representative
2013