Yet to debut Harrison Wigg was originally selected with pick 35 in the 2014 National Draft by Adelaide. The 180cm midfielder was shopped around by the Crows with the 21-year-old seeking further senior opportunities.
Getting to the Suns involved the Crows packaging the untried Wigg, pick 54 and a future fourth-round selection which saw them receive pick 39 this year.
Wigg found himself as an emergency for the Crows on a number of occasions throughout his three years on Adelaide’s list – but struggled to actually earn a spot in the 22. Senior opportunities should be more forthcoming, with Gold Coast losing Adam Saad and set to lose Gary Ablett.
After being drafted a half-back flanker, Wigg has since spent time playing in the midfield and finished 2017 third in Adelaide’s SANFL best and fairest behind only veteran Scott Thompson and highly-rated young defender Tom Doedee. The 21-year-old was also named in the SANFL Team of the Year. He finished as best-on-ground on four occasions, while also being named in his clubs best players on a further four occasions.
His disposal by foot – he’s a left-footer – is his biggest asset and he’s a ball winner, developing his inside game after spending more time in the midfield for Adelaide’s SANFL team in 2017
It’s the opportunities that will present themselves that will dictate how the left-footed midfielder scores for coaches. He was South Australia’s MVP in the U18 championships and was named in the All-Australian team – speaking of the talent he possesses. This year in the SANFL he was ranked second (at the club) for contested possession and clearances, while he finished third in the competition for inside-50s.
Cheap as chips. Every man and his dog will load up on Wigg – you can put your house on it. Never would you have dreamed on selecting Wigg, unless you were a poor Adelaide supporter or just one of those autofill teams.
In all seriousness though, Wigg will remain at a low rookie price so there’s very little risk associated with at least starting with him.