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I've made no secret of the fact that I hope the Dees draft Jacob Van Rooyen from Claremont at Pick 17. And I do think he'll likely be available at that pick. But the question is, who do I think we should draft if Van Rooyen is taken earlier?

Well in my opinion the answer is Rhett Bazzo, also from WA, but out of Swan Districts (Neville Jetta's old club).

Key position player with a huge kick, who like Van Rooyen can play at either end of the ground, but is probably more considereda defender.

Was named at FB in the Cal Twomey's U/18's team of the year, this is what Cal said about him.

Key defender/forward
195cm/81kg
Swan Districts/Western Australia
17/10/03

Nudged his way into the top-30 after his standout key defensive game earlier this month for Western Australia. Bazzo collected 18 disposals against South Australia and showed he can set up the play with the ball in his hands and his penetrating kicking. Bazzo was an All-Australian at under-16s level and has proven he can also swing into attack and make an impact too.

Twomey's Draft Team of the Year: WA tall grabs the limelight, SA son of a gun back in

Rhett Bazzo

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Sounds like a kid who is mature beyond his years. Had to grow up fast and it’s likely the death of his father makes him appreciate things more.  
He is probably not on the radar from a needs basis but JT sees character and potential highly so he could still be on the list.  

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