GEELONG has selected Cooper Whyte with the 64th selection in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft on Thursday night.
Whyte is left-footed medium midfielder who is both tough in the contest and has a touch of flair. Clean and composed in heavy traffic he's able to use his speed to burst from stoppage and has the vision and foot skills to set up his forwards.
A state-level basketballer, he had a very consistent season with the Geelong Falcons in the NAB League, playing 11 matches and averaging 16.1 disposals, 3.8 clearances and 4.7 tackles. Tested soundly in all areas at the Victoria Country Draft Combine in Bendigo with 3.02 seconds for 20 metres, 6 minutes 32 seconds for the 2km and a running vertical jump of 80 cm.
Cooper Whyte Profile
Geelong Falcons, NAB League / Grovedale FC / Grovedale College
State: Victoria (Country)
Date of Birth: 24/02/03
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