Every week throughout the 2021, Shore Sports Network will nominate eight standout gamers for the Seaview Orthopaedic Boys Basketball Player of the Week Award. This week’s nominees consist of gamers who had huge video games, eye-popping stats and clutch moments in serving to their respective groups.
Examine the eight nominees and a few of the honorable point out performers earlier than voting for you Player of the Week choose at the backside of the web page. Vote each hour till the ballot closes Wednesday at 10 p.m. The winner will obtain a present card to Jersey Mike’s and shirt courtesy of Seaview Orthopaedic.
Gamers listed alphabetically
Jack Collins, Manasquan
Manasquan made its triumphant return to the courtroom final week, exhibiting few ill-effects of a two-week layoff by beating three high-quality opponents in Montclair Immaculate, Wall and Don Bosco. Ben Roy once more tempo the Warriors in scoring – together with his 1,000th level – however it was Collins who served as one of a number of difference-makers alongside Roy. Collins struck for 18 factors, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in the Monday win over Montclair Immaculate, then went off for 22 factors and 6 rebounds in the win over Wall – together with 14 factors in the fourth quarter.
Phanique Dupree, Jackson Liberty
Two years faraway from its first division championship in program historical past, Jackson Liberty is beginning to present some actual promise with a wholly new group that’s heavy on junior contributors. Dupree is the headliner of that group and he turned in a robust week to assist his Lions go 3-0. The 6-foot-5 junior scored 31 factors in the two wins over Pinelands, together with the final 4 factors of final Monday’s additional time win vs. the Wildcats. Dupree closed out the week with 19 factors in a win over Lengthy Department, which pushed the Lions to 5-4 with their fourth straight win.
Colin Farrell, CBA
CBA’s Feb. 13 win over Marlboro began a run of what was presupposed to be 4 straight video games towards the different two groups in the Class A North “Massive Three” in 2021, with two dates with Freehold Township and a second showdown with Marlboro on the weekend. Farrell was an all-around contributor in that 33-point win over Marlboro final week and stepped up much more in two video games this previous week (the second Freehold Township sport was postponed on account of the newest snowstorm). Farrell poured in a team-high 17 factors and helped out in a sterling crew defensive effort in a 54-35 Colts win over Freehold Township, then poured in 24 factors in a aggressive, 59-52 loss to Marlboro on Saturday.
Chris Frontera, Manalapan
Frontera is the lone returning starter from a Manalapan crew that spent a big quantity of time in the Shore Sports Network Prime 10 in 2020 and final week, he performed like a veteran and a frontrunner. Manalapan solely went 1-2, however it was towards a troublesome group of groups and it got here with Manalapan enjoying competitively towards three high quality opponents. Frontera went off for 28 factors in a loss to Marlboro and to cap the week, the senior sharp-shooter poured in 21 factors with 5 three-pointers in an exciting 48-46 additional time win at Freehold Boro.
Carson Howard, Lacey
Lacey didn’t play its first sport till Feb. 10 and commenced with three straight losses. It regarded prefer it may be a misplaced season for the sophomore-heavy Lions, however as a substitute, Lacey lastly clicked final week. Howard was the star of the 2-0 week, averaging 25.5 factors and 13.5 rebounds in two wins over Monmouth and Manchester. Howard put up 23 factors and 10 rebounds at Monmouth, then erupted for 28 factors, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks in a convincing win over a previously-unbeaten Manchester on Saturday.
Pat Lacey, Wall
The 2019-20 season was a giant one for Lacey and 2021 has been even higher for the senior guard – not less than at a person degree. After claiming a Third Group All-Shore spot as a junior, Lacey has been a continuing for a Wall crew that’s solely 3-6, however has performed one of the Shore’s hardest schedules. Final week, Lacey poured in a team-high 20 factors in 72-64 loss at No. 1 Manasquan, then pumped in 28 factors in a Senior Day win over St. Rose on Saturday. In the win over St. Rose, Lacey grew to become Wall’s newest participant to hitch the 1,000-point membership for his profession.
Jay Silva, Southern
Since dropping an opening-night loss at Toms River North, Southern is one of the Shore’s hottest groups, placing collectively a seven-game successful streak that at the moment ranks tied as the longest lively successful streak in the convention, with Ranney additionally heading into the week on a seven-game surge. Silva was the star final week, placing up two 16-point double-doubles to cap the week. The 6-foot-5 senior posted 16 factors, 10 rebounds and three assists to finish a sweep of Toms River South on Wednesday, then went for 16 factors and 12 rebounds in a win over Pinelands.
Jon Spatola, Marlboro
Based mostly on the efficiency of different groups that might threaten their spot, Marlboro most likely was not in any severe hazard of lacking out on the eight-team championship pod save for a stunning loss, however Saturday’s sport at CBA was the Mustangs’ final probability to get off the proverbial bubble and basically lock up a spot. Led by Spatola, Marlboro got here via on Saturday by beating CBA, 59-52, with the 5-8 junior unleashing a 25-point effort with 5 three-pointers. Spatola additionally scored 17 factors in every of Marlboro’s two earlier wins in the week over Manalapan and Freehold Boro.
Honorable Point out
Lauwensky Astral, Mater Dei Prep (Averaged 15 factors in two wins over Level Seashore)
Troy Buxton, Lacey (Scored 21 factors with 5 assists in every of Lacey’s two wins)
Brian Haddow, Middletown North (18 factors and 4 assists at Montgomery)
I-Meer Johnson, Central (18 factors and 15 rebounds vs. Howell)
Matt Lee, Level Boro (22 factors vs. Barnegat)
Evan Peters, Ocean (20 factors vs. Shore)
Logan Peters, Wall (19 factors at Manasquan; 14 factors, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals vs. St. Rose)
Justin Rivera, Raritan (13 factors, go-ahead 3 at Colts Neck with 40 seconds left)
Ben Roy, Manasquan (26 factors vs. Montclair Immaculate; 29 factors vs. Wall; 14 factors vs. Don Bosco)
Justin Soranno, Central (23 factors, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks vs. Howell)
Tyler Tilton, Shore (22 factors, 13 rebounds vs. Lengthy Department; 14 factors at Ocean)
Connor Walsh, Manasquan (8 factors, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks; 11 factors vs. Wall; 19 factors, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks vs. Don Bosco)
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