Potential Brisbane father-son Will Ashcroft has done his chances of going Pick 1 in this year's National Draft no harm, collecting a stunning 51 disposals over the weekend.
Ashcroft was among several top prospects among Sandringham Dragons' squad to have their talents on full display in Sunday's 40-point win over the Western Jets.
The talented teenager led the way in the disposals column, with his 51 touches the second highest in the NAB League Boys competition's history since 2005, trailing only former Northern Knight midfielder Kieran Malone.
Malone's feat came in 2015 against the Dandenong Stingrays, amassing record-breaking figures of 52 disposals, 27 contested possessions, 17 clearances, 5 marks and 4 goals to tally 285 SuperCoach points.
Ashcroft recorded 19 kicks and 32 handbells along with six tackles and nine inside 50s to be among the standouts for the Dragons, having his name firmly placed among the top of AFL talent scouts draft rankings.
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Ashcroft has already built a position among the best prospects for the 2022 National Draft, joining Oakleigh Chargers pair George Wardlaw and Elijah Tsatas, Geelong Falcons captain Jhye Clark and Swan Districts' Elijah Hewett.
He currently leads the NAB League Boys competition for disposals, averaging 34.3 per game along with 6.7 inside 50s, 5.1 tackles and 3.4 marks.
Ashcroft was also joined by younger brother Levi, who made his debut against the Jets and collected 20 touches and a goal in Williamstown.
Another top 10 draft hopeful, Harry Sheezel, contended with Ashcroft and midfield bull Cam Mackenzie for best-afield honours, booting a game-high three goals from his 33 possessions.
Mackenzie recorded seven marks, six tackles, five inside 50s and four rebound 50s from his 35 possessions to form a lethal three-pronged attack for the Dragons.
Ashcroft, Mackenzie and Sheezel were among the eight Sandringham players to earn spot in Vic Metro's 30-player squad last week, joining Charlie Clarke, Ben Hempel, Oli Hotton, Jakob Anderson and Mitchell Rowe.
Dragon pair Toby McMullin (Vic Country) and Ryley Sanders (Tasmania) also gained selections for the U18 Boys National Championships.
Vic Metro will begin their 2022 campaign this weekend against the Allies, while Vic Country will clash with South Australia.