Boys Basketball – Week 5 Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week: Andrew Schulz, Pinelands
Week 5 Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week
Andrew Schulz, Pinelands
For the second straight week, the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week is from the southern-most tip of the Shore. Schulz was the overwhelming choice for B South Player of the Week after averaging 25.3 points, seven rebounds and 5.7 assists during a 3-0 week for the Wildcats.
The senior guard scored 29 points to go with nine rebounds and five assists in a win over Manchester, put up 14 points and eight assists in a win over Lakewood and erupted for 33 points in a convincing Pinelands win over Brick Memorial to close out the week.
The Wildcats opened up this week with a win over Jackson Liberty to take over sole possession of first place in Class B South. With two more wins - or one more win and a loss by both Donovan Catholic and Jackson Liberty - Pinelands will capture its first ever Shore Conference division championship in boys basketball. Schulz has led the way this season with 20.4 points per game, good for seventh in the Shore Conference heading into Thursday's action.
Schulz lapped the field in this week's voting, collecting 71 percent of the vote. Keyport freshman D.J. Thomson (11 percent) was the only other candidate to eclipse 10 percent.
2019 Players of the Week Winners
Week 1: Quincy Wathington, Matawan
Week 2: Tahaj Parland, Mater Dei Prep
Week 3: Niles Haliburton, Matawan
Week 4: Luke Wiatrowski, Pinelands