Now widely considered one of the best rebounding defenders in the competition, James Sicily will head into 2020 with momentum on his side. 2019 was Sicily's most consistent season to date; playing in every possible game, he averaged 21 disposals, six rebound 50s and seven marks, on his way to being selected in the extended All Australian squad. Sicily's best was on display in a clinical performance against the Pies in Round, as he notched up 28 disposals and seven rebound 50s, on his way to nabbing three Brownlow votes. While angry outbursts have at times marred his career, 2019 brought a more composed presence from the young defender. Now entering the prime of his career, Hawks fans will be eager to watch more courageous spoils and long-bomb goals from Sicily in 2020.
Brownlow Medal votes:
8 (2019) 20 (career)
Pick 56, 2013 National Draft
Round 1, 2016
NAB Rising Star Nominee (2016), 22under22 team (2017)
Dolce Group (Gold), Ian Anderson (Gold), Jessica and Tal Goldman (Silver), Jan Wade (Silver)
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