Storm prop Jordan McLean has been named in the 2017 Emerging Blues squad.
Blues coach Laurie Daley and Origin adviser Peter Sterling have rewarded the 25-year-old for his consistent level of development in recent seasons.
For the first time in his four-year career, McLean played over 20 games during the 2016 season.
He averaged almost 10 metres per run as he formed a formidable starting prop pairing alongside Jesse Bromwich.
McLean also represented Country during the 2016 Representative Round where he proved a standout in the City-Country clash.
The Emerging Blues squad will assemble for a camp in January.
The 2017 Emerging NSW VB Blues Squad is:
Shannon Boyd (Canberra Raiders)
Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)
Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers)
Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
Joey Leilua (Canberra Raiders)
Jordan McLean (Melbourne Storm)
Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
Junior Paulo (Canberra Raiders)
Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)
James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)