The AFL’s rising star favorite lastly has a nomination, with Nik Cox rewarded after one other good sport.

Essendon younger gun Nik Cox has lastly been rewarded for a superb debut season with an AFL rising star nomination after his efficiency towards Richmond.

The No.8 choose in final yr’s draft has extensively been thought-about the very best of a vibrant bunch of first-year gamers, however had not but been nominated for the rising star award.

Nonetheless, the 19-year-old lastly acquired his recognition after a 23-disposal, one-goal efficiency within the Bombers’ Dreamtime loss to Richmond in WA.

Cox joins Sydney trio Errol Gulden, Braeden Campbell and Chad Warner, in addition to Lachlan Sholl, Mitch Georgiades, Jacob Koschitzke, Luke Jackson, James Jordon and Cody Weighman because the gamers to be nominated for the rising star award thus far this yr.

The 200cm wingman has appeared in all 12 of Essendon’s matches thus far, averaging 13.2 disposals per contest, whereas additionally kicking eight objectives.

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