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2015 National Draft: Pick 50, Oleg Markov

Draft 2015: Oleg Markov Watch highlights from Richmond's second selection in the 2015 National Draft, Oleg Markov.
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Oleg Markov of South Australia in action during the 2015 AFL Under 18 match between Vic Country and South Australia at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on June 26, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Oleg Markov of South Australia in action during the 2015 AFL Under 18 match between Vic Country and South Australia at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on June 26, 2015. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Richmond has used its second selection (pick 50) in the 2015 National Draft, to exciting forward Oleg Markov from North Adelaide.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Markov, in future seasons . . .

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Date of birth: 08/05/1996
Height:  188cm
Weight:  76kg
Club recruited from:  North Adelaide (SANFL)
Position:  Medium forward

 

From the Richmond recruiters

Oleg mixed his football in 2015 with the North Adelaide reserves and senior side, as well as representing South Australia in the under-18 National Championships. In the majority of his games, he has played as a marking, medium forward. 

Oleg possesses explosive speed and a vertical leap that enables him to achieve split from opponents. 

He has great repeat effort and speed, which was highlighted at this year’s AFL Combine, when he was ranked fifth overall of all players tested.

Against Vic Metro in the second round of this year’s National Championships, Oleg dominated from half-forward with 16 disposals and five goals.

Oleg was born in Belarus and he is the son of World Champion pole-vaulter Dimitri Markov.

Dimitri achieved the feat competing for his adopted country of Australia in 2001.  The family already has a Richmond connection with Dimitri a former Australian Athletics teammate of the Tigers’ current High Performance Manager, Peter Burge (long/triple jump).

 

AFL.com.au assessment

Medium forward with elite endurance and speed, making him a top-end athlete.  Dangerous around goals, highlighted by his five goals against Vic Metro at the NAB AFL under- 18 Championships. Solid contributor in five matches at the championships, playing as a 19-year-old.  Son of Dimitri Markov, former world champion pole vaulter.