PORT ADELAIDE have taken Jake Pasini with pick eight in the 2019 AFL Rookie Draft.
The 18-year-old key position defender joins the Power from Swan Districts in Western Australia.
Pasini has been described as a mobile and composed tall defender who's key strengths are his marking and foot skills as well as his ability to read the play.
The 193cm, 82kg defender played an improtant role in Western Australia's winning team at the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, averaging 12 disposals and five marks for the Sandgropers.
Pasini was also a consistent performer at Under-18 level in WAFL averaging 18.6 disposals and progressed through Reserves to debut at senior level late in the year against Peel Thunder.
He has a very good all-round game and impressed with his ability to play at the same level regardless of the grade. He showed significant resilience to play all season with a shoulder requiring surgery.
CLUB: Swan Districts, Western Australia
DOB: February 6, 2001