Mitchell Lewis earns the AFL Rising Star nomination
for round 18 following a solid few weeks of footy.
Since his return to the Hawthorn forward line from being dropped after round 11, Lewis' impact has been that of a more assured player keen to impose his presence on the contest.
In his subsequent three AFL games, he has played a key role in victories over last year's runner-up Collingwood, Fremantle and top team Geelong, averaging 16 possessions (seven contested), six marks (two contested) and tallied 8.4 and three goal assists.
In this period Lewis has kicked three more goals than his nearest teammates.