Ryan Bastinac was recruited from Dandenong U18 at #21 in the 2009 National Draft.
The same year, he earned a NAB Rising Star nomination and finished fifth in the year-end voting, behind Daniel Hannebery, Tom Scully, Tom Rockliff and Jack Trengove.
Bastinac can play both as an inside and outside midfielder and is renowned for his endurance and aerobic capacity. He can attract plenty of possessions for a young player and has good decision making skills under high pressure.
In October 2015, Bastinac was traded to the Brisbane Lions
Draft history: Pick 21, 2009 National Draft (North Melbourne)
Debut: Round 1, 2010 v Port Adelaide