Melbourne has signed former NBL basketballer Corey Maynard as a category B rookie.
Maynard is the brother of Collingwood's Brayden Maynard. His father Peter Maynard played eight games for Demons between in 1980-81 before playing 216 games in the SANFL with Glenelg and Woodville West-Torrens.
Maynard's grandfather, Graham Campbell, played 151 games for Fitzroy and won the 1957 best and fairest.
Maynard, 24, has not played football since he was 16 and can go straight on to the Demons' list under the AFL's category B rules.
"I'm really excited," Maynard said.
"I obviously played footy while I was growing up and it was my number one sport for a long time so I'm really excited to get stuck into it.
"(Dad) likes to tell us he was pretty skilful and we've watched some old tapes of him. He forces us to sit down and watch them with him when they won two flags back in the '80s. He was a really good footballer back in his time.
"(Brayden's) played nearly 30 games now and he's only 19 so he's got off to a really good start in his career. I'm a long way off that. It will take a lot of time and I'm realistic about that but I'm really excited about the opportunity."