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Sam Paea

height: 194cm

weight: 94kg

D.O.B: 14-07-2002

Leagues: NAB League Boys

A promising key forward who finished runner-up in Calder’s 2021 best and fairest count, Sam Paea had a strong 19th-year campaign. He earned Vic Metro representation credit to the presentation on the lead and eye-catching aerial ability he showcased while turning out for the Cannons, averaging 11.3 disposals, five marks, and nearly two goals per his seven NAB League outings.

His top traits are aided by exciting athleticism, boding well for impact both in the air and at ground level. Somewhat of a confidence player, Paea can kick goals in bags and looks dangerous when on song, but can work on becoming more consistent in all areas of his game. He has developed quickly and taken full advantage of the lift in the NAB League's top age, putting himself in contention and earning a draft combine invite.

STRENGTHS:

+ Vertical leap
+ Overhead marking
+ Follow-up work
+ Size

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Consistency
- Raw

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Calder Cannons26224817311911235101464.33.78.02.83.81.80.743
2021Calder Cannons5425793500162701121277.73.611.35.03.92.31.763
Total-80471275231192750521316136.23.69.84.03.82.11.2106
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