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Morton wins AFL Rising Star nomination

19/08/2008 08:15:46 AM Comments (0)

Young Melbourne utility Cale Morton is the round 20 AFL Rising Star nominee after a career-best performance against West Coast last Saturday.

The 18-year-old was Melbourne's best player in the win at the MCG, gathering 30 possessions, 17 marks and kicking a goal.

Playing in the midfield in just his 17th senior game, Morton stood experienced Eagles Michael Braun and Matt Spangher.

His nomination follows games in recent weeks in which he has kicked three goals against Essendon and two against Fremantle.

Morton was Melbourne's first selection (fourth overall) in the 2007 AFL Draft.

He was recruited from Claremont and Hale School after an outstanding junior career.

Morton was a member of the 2006 AIS-AFL Academy intake and represented Western Australia in 2007 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, winning the Larke Medal for best player in the Under-18 Championships and All-Australian honours in 2007.

His brother Jarryd from Hawthorn was nominated for the Rising Star in Round 13.

Morton is Melbourne's third Rising Star nomination this season following Austin Wonaeamirri in round seven and Colin Garland in round 14.

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