Former Kingston junior Luke Pedlar will live out his AFL dream at the Adelaide Football Club, after being selected with pick 11 in the 2020 AFL Draft last night.
After being touted as a potential second-round pick, Pedlar burst his way into the first round, with the Crows set to benefit massively from the strongly built midfielder/forward's contested ball winning ability.
He overcame a shoulder reconstruction last year to produce some eye-catching displays for Glenelg at U18 level and Prince Alfred College.
Pedlar put on a best-on-ground performance in Round 1 of the SANFL U18 competition, amassing 28 disposals, six tackles and a goal in a 44-point win against Norwood.
Across four games for the Bays, he averaged 21.8 disposals per game and demonstrated his ability to impact the scoreboard, kicking six goals while playing predominantly as a midfielder.
Pedlar was the second South Australian selected in the 2020 AFL Draft.