Very special day for the Rush Hour… the Jarman prodigy, Ben Jarman, joins Jars and Louie on the show!
Ben: “It’s been an exciting couple of days, obviously pleased to get the nomination - very excited!”
How impressed have you been with the Adelaide Crows in terms of where they’re at?
Ben: “They’ve been great - still aware of what has to happen. It’s still a long process, just wait and see til draft night I guess.”
How’s mum and your sisters and your dad? Obviously your dad never answers the phone!
Ben: "I’m not sure what’s going on with Dad, he backed a winner yesterday so he should be up and about!"
Did he have a few froths?
Ben: “Yep, he did!”
Louie: “Nothing wrong with that when you’re backing winners!”
When did the penny drop, at what age did you think: ‘I’m a bit of a show here’?
Ben: “I thought to myself, if I can work hard and keep developing over the next year, I have very chance.
Probably through that under 16 period I had a big development transition and probably then I thought I could give it a crack.”
Every young man needs a very handy mentor, obviously dad is there in one corner… then in the other, you’ve got the one and only Juice, the black rhino!
Ben: “Uncle GIFT as he calls himself - he’s very good. He’s always giving me advice which is very handy to have in my corner.”
Jars left Ben with yet another piece of advice: “Still a bit more work to go mate, we’re very proud of you!”
Listen to the full chat with rising star Ben here: