Name: Ben King
Position: Tall forward/defender
Club: Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
Draft Range: 5-10
Summary: Powerful tall forward who can also play in defence or in the ruck
- Versatile threat
- Can kick bags of goals
- Reads the play well
- Excellent leap
- Contested marking
- Lockdown defense
- One-on-one contest work
- Goalkicking accuracy
- Endurance and work rate
The brother of the highly touted Max King, Ben is a tall and powerful prospect who would do well either forward or in defence. Playing most of his career as a key defender, Ben has moved to full forward this year for Vic Metro in the wake of his brother’s ACL injury, where he has proven he is dangerous at either end of the ground.
While not quite as threatening forward as his brother, Ben has much better mobility than Max and is arguably the better athlete.
He excels at lock-down defense and intercept-marking, but has equally shown his capacity to make leads and take strong contested marks.
Sometimes misses opportunities and is wasteful in front of goal. He is perhaps best suited as a key defender, drawing comparisons to Harris Andrews and Liam Jones.