Boys Basketball – Players of the Week, Jan. 19 to Jan. 25
Tyree Wilson, Freehold Twp.
This week’s list of standout players is more about big games and big moments than big weeks, and no player played better in a big game than Wilson did this week. The senior poured in 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Freehold Township’s win over previous No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy, which included a go-ahead three-pointer in the final two minutes. Wilson also scored 14 points in each of Freehold Township’s other two games during the week – a loss to Manalapan and win over Long Branch.
Ryan West, Toms River East – The Raiders are picking up steam in Class A South and that emergence is coinciding with the breakout of West as one of the Shore’s top scorers. The junior scored 30 points in a loss to Toms River South and 18 in a big win over Brick Memorial.
Tymere Berry, Toms River South – Last week’s player of the week turned in quite the encore in a win over Southern on Thursday: 38 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals.
Chris Iapicco, Lacey – An honorable mention last week, Iapicco deserves a tip of the cap for reaching 1,000 points in a loss to Toms River North on Thursday.
Micah Kerr, Neptune – The Scarlet Fliers are quietly coming on strong and Kerr turned in two solid outings last week, including 14 points in a win over Long Branch and 14 points and eight rebounds in a rout of Matawan.
Amir Tyler, Lakewood – Although Tyler played only one game last week, that one game was eye-popping. The junior scored 29 points in a must-win game for Lakewood against Manchester.
Pat Andree, CBA – After scoring a season-high 30 points to go with nine rebounds and five blocks in a loss to Freehold Township, Andree scored his 1,000th point in a win over Central on Sunday.
L.J. Robinson, Manchester – The sophomore came up clutch in an overtime win over Lacey, burying a fadeaway three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Hawks a win and cap a 14-point game.
Travis Alvarez, Keyport – The Red Raiders have won three straight and Alvarez has been strong in each win. In two games last week, he averaged 14.5 points and 11 rebounds in wins over Henry Hudson and Ranney.
Mike Rice, Point Beach – Point Beach survived a scare against Henry Hudson last week thanks, in part, to a 21-point effort by Rice.