Boys Basketball – Jimmy Panzini Chooses Lafayette
Point Pleasant Beach senior guard Jimmy Panzini will continue his basketball career at Lafayette College, his father told Shore Sports Network's Kevin Williams Thursday.
Panzini played two seasons at Point Beach after beginning his career at St. Anthony in Jersey City. He helped lead Point Beach to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I final and the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals as a junior and Shore Sports Network All-Shore Third-Team selection in 2014-15
As a senior this past year, he averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and three steals per game for a Garnet Gulls team that went 16-12 and reached the Central Jersey Group I semifinals.
Lafayette is coming off a 2015-16 in which the Leopards went 6-24 overall and 3-15 in the Patriot League. Panzini joins Christian Brothers Academy forward Pat Andree as Shore Conference alumni heading to the Patriot League next season, with Andree signed to play at Lehigh University.