Oh brother, that was too ex­cit­ing

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

HAMISH Brayshaw has backed his brother An­drew to han­dle the pres­sure of be­ing the No. 2 draft pick at Fre­man­tle and says he is join­ing West Coast on a level play­ing field de­spite be­ing their fi­nal selec­tion in the na­tional draft.

It is yet to be de­cided whether the Brayshaw broth­ers will live to­gether next year af­ter they both ended up in Perth, but Hamish said it was still a pos­si­bil­ity. An­drew is liv­ing with Dock­ers skip­per Nat Fyfe un­til Christ­mas and will de­cide af­ter that.

“My host mum is a mad Fre­man­tle sup­porter so she is happy to have him,” Hamish said.

“If he does live with me it would be great, but if not we’ve got our same off days and I’ve got a car.”

Hamish said he was look­ing for­ward to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the sort of ri­valry that comes with play­ing in a two-team town.

“I was a North Mel­bourne sup­porter so North Mel­bourne v Essendon was pretty big, but noth­ing like this,” he said.

Hamish said he had fo­cused on stay­ing healthy and play­ing con­sec­u­tive games this year af­ter be­ing over­looked in the 2016 draft.

The 19-year-old said it was over­whelm­ing when he was fi­nally taken with selec­tion 68 hav­ing watched An­drew go so early.

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