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Player Reviews: #1, 3, 4, 5

2017 player reviews for Keays, Christensen, Bastinac and Robinson.

5:00pm  Sep 19, 2017

Keays wins Best on Ground

Midfielder Ben Keays capped off his season with dominant performance earning the Andrew Ireland Medal.

9:27am  Sep 12, 2017

Lions lock in trio

The Brisbane Lions have locked in three key players, with Harris Andrews, Ben Keays and Sam Skinner signing contract extensions.

9:25am  Jun 13, 2017

Latest Player Video

NEAFL Post-Match: Ben Keays

12:11am  Sep 10, 2017

Post-match: Ben Keays

11:04pm  Jul 30, 2017

Slick start to Eagles clash

5:01pm  Jul 30, 2017

Senior Players List

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Ben
Keays

Height
186 cm
DOB
23-02-1997
Weight
84 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
10
Career
26
Goals
2017
6
Career
10
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
635
Avg
64
BenKeays

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Morningside
Debut: Round 6, 2016
Recruited from: Lions Academy
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Brisbane showed their commitment to nurturing local talent after selecting Ben Keays at Pick No. 24 in the 2015 National AFL Draft.

The Brisbane Lions matched the Western Bulldogs' bid on the young midfielder.

A prolific ball-magnet with a terrific work rate, Keays was developed through the Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy and has demonstrated a capacity to push forward into the forward line and kick goals.

He averaged almost 29 touches per game in the national Under-18 titles and promises to be an exciting long-term prospect for the Lions' side.

 

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

  • The hard-working forward/midfielder impressed with his debut season for the Brisbane Lions - playing 16 matches for 2016, averaging 11 disposals and 8 handballs.
  • The 19-year-old kicked his first career goal against the Sydney Swans in Round 6 and went on to score another 3 goals for the season.
  • Leading into his second pre-season at the Brisbane Lions, Keays has set the bar high for 2017.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 63.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 6
Handballs 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 19
Disposals 25 Port Adelaide Rd 6
Marks 5 Carlton Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Hawthorn Rd 8
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 80 Hawthorn Rd 8

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 98 7 7 14 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 60
2 Essendon L 84 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda L 107 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 67 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs L 122 - 90 6 6 12 1 0 0 2 5 2 0 59
6 Port Adelaide L 67 - 150 11 14 25 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 80
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 81 9 9 18 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 72
8 Hawthorn L 113 - 75 6 7 13 2 0 0 2 12 0 0 80
9 Adelaide Crows L 60 - 140 7 9 16 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 68
10 Collingwood L 129 - 84 4 7 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 37
12 Fremantle W 121 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide L 121 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants L 86 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon W 82 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 78 - 163 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond L 112 - 81 8 4 12 4 0 1 3 4 2 0 64
18 Carlton W 112 - 82 4 4 8 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 41
19 West Coast Eagles L 113 - 45 8 14 22 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 74
20 Western Bulldogs L 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 104 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne L 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 70 81 151 30 0 3 11 41 6 3 635

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 26
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 7.8
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 53.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2017
Handballs 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Disposals 25 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2017
Marks 5 Carlton Rd 18, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2017
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 17, 2017
AFL Fantasy 80 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 70 81 151 30 0 3 11 41 6 3 635
2016 Brisbane Lions 60 122 182 22 0 10 7 62 4 8 759

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