Hugh Greenwood Signs New Deal

"I'm really excited."

Hugh Greenwood Signs New Deal

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Adelaide rising star Hugh Greenwood has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal.

The midfielder will now remain at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

The 25-year-old has starred for the Crows since making his debut in round nine, averaging 16 disposals and becoming one of the leading pressure players in the AFL.

It all comes after converting from basketball, with Greenwood playing college basketball with New Mexico and then in the NBL with the Perth Wildcats.

“I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen over the next couple of years, and I’m very thankful as well. The footy club has given me another opportunity,” he told

“It’s a very positive environment and I think we’re built for success.

“I feel very much at home here. I’ve really embraced the city and the club.”

List manager Justin Reid said Greenwood has become crucial since making his move to Adelaide.

“Hugh’s background from an alternate sport is well documented but his commitment and approach to training since he’s been at Adelaide has been outstanding,” he said.

“He has become an important part of the club’s midfield group and his development as a player is a credit to him and the coaching group.”