The debut season of Logan Morris continues to be one to remember, with the Brisbane Lions forward named the Telstra AFL Rising Star nominee for Round 15.

Morris, selected with Pick 31 in the 2023 National Draft, kicked two goals in the Lions’ emphatic 79-point win over Port Adelaide on Saturday to earn the nomination.

The 19-year-old has booted 13 goals from seven matches, with five of those coming from his last two outings – highlighted by a career best three goals against St Kilda.

Since making his memorable debut in Round 8 against the Gold Coast SUNS, where he was called up just minutes before the first bounce, Morris hasn’t missed a game.


The composed 191-centimetre forward has become a valuable member of the Lions team as he also averages six score involvements.

Brisbane Lions General Manager of Football, Danny Daly said Morris has made the most of his chances at AFL level.

“Logan is a prime example of what happens when you put in the work and then take the opportunity by the horns when it comes your way,” Daly said.

“It was a bit of a sliding doors moments for Logan with the way he made his debut, due to an injury in the pre-game warm-up, but he has made the absolute most of it.

“He is an impressive young player who has been a great addition to our team and really complemented our forward line.

“Logan has done everything that’s been asked of him by the coaches, particularly our forward coach Murray Davis, and he is reaping the benefits for that.”

Daly said he believed Morris was also the beneficiary of some invaluable mentoring from Lions All-Australian forward Charlie Cameron.


“Since arriving at the club, Charlie has really taken Logan under his wing to teach him the forward craft and help him through his own experiences,” he said.

“To learn from one of the game’s best forwards in Charlie Cameron is an experience not every player gets, and there’s no doubt it is helping Logan play the way he is.”

Morris started his junior football career with Werribee Districts and Spotswood before playing for the Western Jets in the Coates Talent League where he was drafted.

He is the second Brisbane Lions player to receive a Telstra AFL Rising Star nomination this season, with fellow forward Kai Lohmann nominated in Round 10.