Lions nominate Freeman

Queensland draft hopeful, Jono Freeeman, has been nominated by the Lions under the Club Academies Provision.

Queensland’s Jono Freeman has been nominated by the Brisbane Lions ahead of Monday’s Academy/ Father-Son bidding meeting.

Freeman played for the Queensland U18 Scorpions this season as an over-ager, and was one of their most impressive players in their early matches against Vic Metro and South Australia.

As a Lions Academy member, Brisbane had first rights to Freeman, similar to the father-son system, but rival clubs may bid for the rising star at Monday’s meeting.

Freeman was one of eight Lions Academy members to be named as a potential nominee last month, but has been the only one selected for draft nomination.

At 198cm and 96kg, Freeman has the potential to develop into a power forward, as well as possessing strong agility and clean disposal skills.

At the meeting, other clubs have the opportunity to bid one of their draft picks for Freeman.

If they do, the Lions will have to respond by either matching their bid or Freeman will be drafted to another club.

The Academy priority system is in place for both Queensland clubs and the Sydney Swans.

GWS Giants have the ability to pre-list academy players, without going through the bidding process; however, they will fall into line with the other three northern sides next season.

The bidding meeting takes place on Monday, October 7, starting at 10am.

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