Canberra defender Angus Baker has been crowned the NEAFL Rising Star winner after taking the competition by storm in season 2019.
The 21-year-old was among the competition leaders all season for his match-winning ability, highlighted with being ranked No.1 in the league for Champion Data ranking points and second for disposals.
Named among his side’s best 14 times from 17 games, Baker averaged 30 disposals, seven marks and five rebound 50s playing off half-back in 2019.
A former Swans Academy member, Baker has made a stunning return from a heart-breaking knee reconstruction in 2017 to realise his full potential.
Baker returned to the field last year and earned a NEAFL Rising Star nomination in Round 3. The talented defender was invited to train with the Swans during last pre-season but missed out on AFL Draft selection.
Not to be deterred, Baker came back bigger and stronger in 2019 to beat a high-quality field to claim the NEAFL Rising Star Award and leave no stone unturned in his quest to make it to the elite level.
2019 NEAFL Rising Star – Angus Baker (Canberra Demons)
Ranked No.1 in the NEAFL for total Champion Data ranking points
Ranked No.2 in the NEAFL for total disposals
Ranked No.2 in the NEAFL for total intercepts
Ranked No.5 in the NEAFL for total rebound 50s
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