MELBOURNE midfielder Corey Maynard has been elevated to the Club’s senior list after two seasons as a rookie.

While a hip complaint limited Maynard to one game in 2018, GM of football operations Josh Mahoney said the Club was pleased with the development of the former basketballer.

“Corey deserves his upgrade to our senior list. Although he had an injury interrupted season, Corey displays all the characteristics that we want in a Melbourne player,” Mahoney said.

“We’re really happy with the way that Corey has been developing, to play in round one this season was a reward for the pre-season which he had.

“The injury this year hampered that development, but we think that his attitude and competitiveness, that he will get back on track and we see a lot of development left in Corey.

“He’s been in rehab since his hip operations midway through the year, he’s recovering really well.

“With this change to our list, it provides us the opportunity to have a rookie list position available as we get towards this year’s national draft.”

Maynard has played two games for Melbourne since crossing codes to footy as a Category B selection in the 2017 Rookie Draft.

He previously played basketball in the NBL for the Cairns Taipans and Townsville Crocodiles, as well as with US college team, Bryant University.