Shane Crothers

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Shane Crothers
Personal information
Full name Shane Crothers
Date of birth (1973-07-02) 2 July 1973 (age 43)
Original team(s) Grovedale
Draft 34th overall, 1993 Pre-Season Draft
Height / weight 198 cm / 97 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–95 Geelong 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Career highlights

Shane Crothers (born 2 July 1973) is an Australian basketball player and former Australian rules footballer. He played with the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), Port Adelaide in the SANFL and Geelong Supercats in the National Basketball League (NBL).

Crothers was drafted to the Geelong Football Club, from Grovedale, with the 113th pick of the 1989 VFL Draft. Unable to break into the team, Crothers went on to join the Geelong Supercats and made his NBL debut in 1991, playing in a side which included a young Shane Heal. He also played NBL in 1992[1] but left the following year when he was again drafted to the AFL, previously VFL.

His AFL career consisted of just four games but he was a part of a strong team which made and lost the Grand Final in both seasons he was at the club, 1994 and 1995. Playing as a ruckman, he had seven hit-outs and seven disposals on his league debut, against North Melbourne late in the 1994 AFL season. He played again the following round in a win over Fitzroy but didn't participate in the finals. His appearances in 1995 were limited to games against Collingwood and Richmond, the latter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[2]

Crothers had become the second person, after Michael Parsons, to compete in both leagues.

After leaving the Cats, Crothers joined the Port Adelaide Football Club in 1996 and was named on the interchange bench in the Magpies' premiership win over Central District.

He also returned to basketball and competed with the West Adelaide Bearcats in the Central Australian Basketball League.

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