Brisbane rookie Harry Sharp might go away the schoolyard on Friday to make his AFL debut on Saturday with Lions skipper Dayne Zorko, hinting the 18-year-old is within the combine to face Sydney.

The Lions begin their 2021 season towards the Swans in Gabba and Zorko claims the athletic 183cm midfielder has proven convincing proof of being a part of the squad.

“It is an enormous alternative to play,” Zorko stated.

“He did every little thing proper.

“Will probably be a problem for him if he is chosen, balancing the joy of going to highschool tomorrow and discovering out and all that.”

Sharp was caught with the 43 decide within the AFL Draft final yr, however the nationwide 2000m Beneath-18 champion has impressed all the preseason.

He clocked a time of underneath 9 minutes in a 3km time trial in January and was spectacular in final Monday’s pre-season victory over Gold Coast.

Taking the sphere after Cam Rayner’s knee harm on the finish of the season within the second quarter, Sharp scored one objective and had 10 eliminations in a show that was praised after the sport by coach Chris Fagan.

Sharp, who attends St Laurence’s Faculty in South Brisbane, has clearly made his mark with Zorko since becoming a member of the Lions.

“If he is chosen he’ll deliver loads of pleasure. He is a really powerful runner, which is what we’d like and he is an ideal acquisition,” Zorko stated.

“He is doing so nicely he is a really mature younger man.”

Sharp is only one of many Lions who’ve raised their fingers to tackle the Swans, an indication of Brisbane’s depth as they intention to rapidly erase the ache of final yr’s preliminary-final loss to Geelong .

“Tom Fullarton, Connor Ballenden for that position of Dan McStay, and Rhys Mathieson – probably Harry Sharp, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Dev Robertson – there’s a puzzle there for Fages and the teaching group,” Zorko stated.

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