O’Sullivan joins the Cats

November 20, 2023 8:25 pm in by
Connor O'Sullivan in action for the AFL Academy. (Getty Images via AFL Photos image/Michael Willson)

GEELONG has selected Murray Bushrangers and Albury product Connor O’Sullivan with pick 11 in Monday night’s National AFL Draft, adding depth the Cats’ key defensive stocks.

Cats legend and 2022 premiership skipper Joel Selwood presented O’Sullivan with the now famous number 14 jumper on draft night.

The youngster was named MVP in a title-winning Allies team during the Under-18 Champs.

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Geelong had selected young ruckman Ethan Read who was tied to Gold Coast as an academy player, with the Suns matching a bid for Read.

A trade with Essendon also meant the Cats gave pick 10 in exchange for pick 11 and pick 31 in this years draft, with the Bombers selecting Nate Caddy with that selection.

The Cats were widely tipped by many experts to select Daniel Curtin with their pick, who was taken at pick 8 by Adelaide, who traded up in the draft with GWS.

West Coast selected highly-touted Bendigo Pioneers youngster Harley Reid with the first pick in the draft, becoming the inaugural player to win the new Allen Aylett Medal, awarded to the number one pick.