BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Archie Smith of the Lions celebrates kicking a goal with team mates during the 2016 AFL Round 21 match between the Brisbane Lions and the Carlton Blues at The Gabba on August 13, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Media)

The Brisbane Lions have confirmed that Archie Smith will depart the club after eight years and just 16 games.

Smith was a talented junior basketballer, the son of former NBA player Andre Moore, and was scouted by AFL recruiters at 17.

He eventually joined the Lions, going on to win three premierships with the club's NEAFL side.

Taken at pick No.69 in the 2014 rookie draft, Smith played a memorable debut against the Power in Round 19, 2016, collecting 19 disposals and 30 hit outs in a 94-point loss, he went on to play two more games for the season.

The 26-year-old failed to play a game in 2021 and is seeking a trade to find more regular senior game time.

Smith has not indicated a preferred destination, though may find his services in demand as several clubs look to boost their ruck stocks over the off season.