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No Regrets

After turning his back on a promising basketball career, Archie Smith has no regrets.

11:19am  Feb 4, 2016

Player Reviews: Part 9

We take a look at the highlights and low-lights of the 2015 AFL season in Part Nine of our Player Reviews.

11:42am  Oct 7, 2015

Smith praises program

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
102 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.

Season By Season

Season By Season

• Rookie Archie Smith spent his second season at the Club playing in the Reserves.

• Smith’s effort was particularly strong in the second half of the season, where he used his big bodied frame in the defensive 50 to make an impact on marking contests.

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 W 130 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - 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