Jono Freeman and Archie Smith have been invited to the 2013 National AFl Draft Combine.
Two Queenslanders have been invited to the national draft combine, to be held in October.
Aspley’s Jono Freeman and Mt Gravatt’s Archie Smith were selected to attend the combine, on the back of strong rep seasons.
Freeman was one of the Scorpions’ standout players, particularly in the Div 1 games, playing as an over-ager.
AFL Talent Academies manager – QLD and NSW, Mark Browning, said it was great to see Freeman be recognised.
“It’s fantastic to see Jono and Archie be invited to the combine,” he said.
“Jono’s persistence and effort has really paid off this season and it’s really good to see him rewarded for that.”
Freeman, based on the Sunshine Coast, impressed with his marking abilities early in the Scorpions’ season, before an injury ruled him out of the final rounds of the national championships.
Smith has made a swift impact on Aussie Rules, after switching from basketball in late 2012.
Having played less than 20 senior games, Smith has improved quickly, showing talent in the ruck for the Vultures and the Queensland U18 side.
Smith was one of Queensland’s most consistent players through the nationals campaign, and could follow in the footsteps of numerous other former basketballers if he is picked up this year.
The NT’s Errin Wasley-Black and Daniel Cox, who both play in the NEAFL Northern Conference, were also invited to the combine.
Wasley-Black has impressed for the Thunder this season, and is a highly rated potential draftee.
Cox debuted for the Thunder in Rd 11 this season.
Here is the full list of players invited to the 2013 AFL National Draft Combine.
Other Queensland hopefuls will have a chance to show their stuff at the state screening in Melbourne in early October.
Isaiah Miller, Bendigo Pioneers
James Harmes, Dandenong Stingrays
Billy Hartung, Dandenong Stingrays
Zak Jones, Dandenong Stingrays
Nick Bourke, Geelong Falcons
Aaron Christensen, Geelong Falcons
Fraser Fort, Geelong Falcons
Darcy Gardiner, Geelong Falcons
Darcy Lang, Geelong Falcons
Lewis Taylor, Geelong Falcons
James Tsitas, Geelong Falcons
Jack Leslie, Gippsland Power
Nathan Drummond, Murray Bushrangers
Nick Holman, Murray Bushrangers
Jarman Impey, Murray Bushrangers
Sam Bennett, North Ballarat Rebels
Matt Crouch, North Ballarat Rebels
Louis Herbert, North Ballarat Rebels
Dallas Willsmore, North Ballarat Rebels
Michael Apeness, Eastern Ranges
Tom Boyd, Eastern Ranges
Mitch Honeychurch, Eastern Ranges
Daniel McStay, Eastern Ranges
Marcus Bontempelli, Northern Knights
Cameron Conlon, Northern Knights
Ben Lennon, Northern Knights
Jack Billings, Oakleigh Chargers
Darcy Byrne-Jones, Oakleigh Chargers
Tom Cutler, Oakleigh Chargers
Aiden Franetic, Oakleigh Chargers
Jay Kennedy-Harris, Oakleigh Chargers
Will Maginness, Oakleigh Chargers
Karl Amon, Sandringham Dragons
Nathan Freeman, Sandringham Dragons
Josh Kelly, Sandringham Dragons
Tom Langdon, Sandringham Dragons
Zac Merrett, Sandringham Dragons
Christian Salem, Sandringham Dragons
Alex Spencer, Sandringham Dragons
James Sicily, Western Jets
Sam Lloyd, Frankston
Chris Cain, Port Melbourne
Ben Brown, Werribee
Luke McDonald, Werribee
Josh Glenn, Central Districts
Jake Pitt, Glenelg
Matthew Scharenberg, Glenelg
Nathan Gordon, North Adelaide
Mitch Harvey, North Adelaide
George Hewett, North Adelaide
Alex Spina, North Adelaide
James Aish, Norwood
Trent Dumont, Norwood
Orazio Fantasia, Norwood
Sean Lemmens, Port Adelaide
Luke Reynolds, Port Adelaide
Darcy Hourigan, South Adelaide
James Battersby, Sturt
Dwayne Wilson, Sturt
Zac Bates, West Adelaide
Luke Dunstan, Woodville West Torrens
Cameron Giles, Woodville West Torrens
Malcolm Karpany, Woodville West Torrens
Riley Knight, Woodville West Torrens
Tom Barrass, Claremont
Darcy Cameron, Claremont
Steven Edwards, Claremont
Richard Bourne, East Fremantle
Patrick Cripps, East Fremantle
Jarrad Jansen, East Fremantle
Jonathon Marsh, East Fremantle
Thomas Hodgson, East Perth
Blaine Johnson, South Fremantle
Dylan Main, South Fremantle
Cameron McCarthy, South Fremantle
Tom Vandeleuer, South Fremantle
Dom Sheed, Subiaco
Michael Wood, Subiaco
Charlie Cameron, Swan Districts
Dayle Garlett, Swan Districts
Rory Lobb, Swan Districts
Blake Acres, West Perth
Nick Robertson, West Perth
NEW SOUTH WALES/ACT
Jake Barrett, Temora
Kieran Ellis, Murray Bushrangers
Michael Gibbons, Murray Bushrangers
Max King, Murray Bushrangers
Daniel Cox, Southern Districts
Errin Wasley-Black, NT Thunder
Jonathan Freeman, Aspley
Archie Smith, Mt Gravatt
Brady Grey, Burnie Dockers
Kade Kolodjashnij, Launceston
Jake Kolodjashnij, Launceston
Toby Nankervis, North Launceston
Alex Pearce, Devonport
Eli Templeton, Burnie Dockers
Zac Webster, Glenorchy