From the AFL site: Sandover winner cleared to enter draft
The AFL announced on Wednesday that Ballantyne, 21, would be allowed to enter the draft provided that he attends a screening session to be organised next week when he returns to Australia.
From the AFL site: Exciting forward takes out WAFL's Sandover Medal
He might now be a mature recruit at 21 years of age, but the dynamic small forward from Peel Thunder has now played 59 league matches and had a brilliant season in 2008 kicking 75 goals and also showing an ability to run through the middle.
"He will play AFL football and he will be more ready than people think because after five rounds he had 26 goals and was well in front, so that led to the opposition putting a circle around him for every game. He copped that attention from the opposition and has already learnt how to deal with that," Waterman said.