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Statewide Super League Top 50 – No.18

By ZAC MILBANK

Glenelg’s Luke Reynolds is the sharpest shooter in the Statewide Super League.

A dead-eye left-foot kick on the run or from a set-shot, the Bays’ forward was an invaluable member of the club’s drought-breaking premiership side in 2019.

Edged out for the Ken Farmer Medal by teammate Liam McBean, the 25-year-old tallied 53 goals for the season after adding eight to his haul of 45 across the minor rounds.

Boasting a stunning scoring accuracy of 74 per cent, Reynolds averaged 2.5 goals across the season while also hauling in a tick under six marks per game.

It resulted in a well-deserved selection at Centre Half-Forward in The Advertiser Team of the Year, coupled with a seventh-placing in the Bays’ best-and-fairest count.

Possessing a penchant for taking spectacular marks, Reynolds has worked nicely in tandem with McBean inside 50m while also pushing further up the ground to use his superb foot skills.

Now a member of Glenelg’s leadership group, Reynolds has also been willing to drop back into defence late in quarters to help stem the tide and ensure the opposition don’t earn an untimely goal.

Selected by SANFL Media Producer Zac Milbank, the 2020 Statewide Super League Top 50 is being unveiled one player at a time on the League’s website and social media channels.

For incumbent SANFL players, form across the 2019 season was used as a significant factor in the selection process, with selection in The Advertiser Team of the Year, West End State squad, club leadership group and placings in club best-and-fairest weighing heavily.

This is to ensure there is meaningful movement of player rankings between each year’s Top 50 list at the start and end of the season.

Recruits to the Statewide Super League for 2020 have also been included, with significant AFL experience, performance at State League level and their predicted impact proving critical in deciding the order of players.

LUKE REYNOLDS

Age: 25
Height: 187cm
Weight: 87kg
Position: Medium Forward
SANFL Club: Glenelg
Community Club: North Haven FC
SANFL Debut: Round 19, 2013
SANFL Games: 63

Statewide Super League Top 50

18 – Luke Reynolds (Glenelg)
19 – Abe Davis (Sturt)
20 – Tyson Goldsack (Port)
21 – Jarred Allmond (North)
22 – Marlon Motlop (Glenelg)
23 – Kaine Stevens (West)
24 – Matthew Snook (Glenelg)
25 – Travis Schiller (Central)
26 – Billy Stretch (Glenelg)
27 – Joseph Haines (South)
28 – Brad McKenzie (Norwood)
29 – Matthew Rose (South)
30 – James Rowe (Eagles)
31 – Dom Barry (Norwood)
32 – Justin Hoskin (Central)
33 – Harrison Wigg (North)
34 – Matthew Allen (Glenelg)
35 – Troy Menzel (Central)
36 – Mitch Grigg (Norwood)
37 – Jack Hayes (Eagles)
38 – James Rose (South)
39 – Robbie Young (North)
40 – Andrew Bradley (Glenelg)
41 – Tom Schwarz (North)
42 – Matthew Panos (Norwood)
43 – Brad Agnew (Glenelg)
44 – Cole Gerloff (Norwood)
45 – Matthew Wright (Adelaide)
46 – Dean Gore (Sturt)
47 – Tom Keough (West)
48 – Jesse Lonergan (Eagles)
49 – Alex Spina (North)
50 – Logan Hill (West)