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2020 Final Vote: All-Shore Madness

Scroll to bottom of the post to vote in the second round

UPDATE: Jon Spatola (Marlboro), Jalen Folsom (Toms River South), Riley Engelhard (Toms River East) and Alex Drucquer (Point Boro) have advanced to the second round of the tournament by finishing as the top four in voting during the opening round. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see round-by-round results and to vote in the current poll.

The Concept

This year’s boys basketball All-Shore Final Vote contest will include 68 nominees (like the NCAA Tournament), three tiers of nominees, five rounds of voting and two winners. The two winners will be named as the reader selections for this year’s 2019-20 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Teams.

There will be two groups of players who will be awarded “byes” – one group of 12 that gets a double-bye into the sweet 16 and another group of 20 that gets a bye into the round of 32. Shore Conference teams can have no more than one representative in each group but may have representation in each tier of teams. There is no limit to the number of players a team can have in the first-round of voting.

 

Final Vote Eligibility

Any nominee must have been named to either the Shore Sports Network All-Division or Coaches All-Division Team. Not all players who fit one of those criteria are guaranteed one of the 68 spots.

Any player who was named to BOTH the SSN All-Division and Coaches’ All-Division Team is guaranteed one of the 68 spots. Players who were named to the SSN All-Shore Teams are not eligible.

The tiers and players were selected by SSN Boys Basketball Editor Matt Manley.

 

Round-by-Round Voting

First Round: The contest will open with 36 nominees, with no limit on the number of players a given Shore Conference team can have among the group. Over a 24-hour period, readers can vote for their top four choices (once per hour) and at the end of the voting period, the top four vote winners will advance to the round of 32.

Second Round: The “round of 32” will actually consist of 24 players, with the four first-round winners competing against the 20 one-bye nominees. Over another span of 24 hours, readers can again pick their top four choices (once per hour) to advance to the sweet 16.

Sweet 16: With the four second-round winners now joining the 12 double-bye nominees, the SSN readers will then have a 24-hour window to pick their top four choices (once per hour) among the group. This time, the top eight will advance to the next round.

Elite 8: The eight winners of the sweet 16 vote will compete for a spot in the final four. During the fourth 24-hour voting window, SSN readers can pick their top two choices to advance to the final four and the top four vote-getters will advance to the final round.

Final 4: The final round of the Final Vote Tournament will be the final four, and for one final 24-hour period, readers can vote for one nominee once per hour. The top two vote-getters will be the All-Shore Final Vote winners and will have All-Shore bios added to the group of 18 members of the All-Shore First, Second and Third Teams.

 

The Top 12 (Double-Byes)

Geoff Schroeder, Rumson-Fair Haven

Kevin Bauman, Red Bank Catholic

Colin Farrell, CBA

Luke Albrecht, Middletown South

Colin Baker, Toms River North

Aleksy Friedman, Marlboro

Niles Haliburton, Matawan

Sam Fagan, Neptune

Jack Miller, Ocean

Tahaj Parland, Mater Dei Prep

Alex Leiba, St. John Vianney

Derek Chan, Holmdel

 

First-Round Byes

Jack Carroll, Rumson-Fair Haven

Jake Clark, Point Beach

John Beukers, Matawan

Corey Miller, Ocean

Mike White, CBA

Jiasion Carpenter, Freehold Boro

Jack Giamanco, Holmdel

John Beattie, St. Rose

Charlie Gordinier, Red Bank Catholic

Nate Williams, St. John Vianney

Blake Henis, Manalapan

Jack Sheridan, Middletown South

Jayce Schapiro, Freehold Twp.

Drew Valentino, Red Bank

Ryan Goodall, Toms River East

Colin Ackerman, Wall

Sam Young, Point Boro

Ryan Zan, Ranney

D.J. Thomson, Keyport

Isaiah Gerena, Barnegat

 

First Round Nominees (Bold names = SSN and Coaches’ All-Division Selection)

Listed alphabetically by school

Jaxon Baker, Barnegat

Eugene Brown, Central

I-Meer Johnson, Central

Neithan Ramos, Donovan Catholic

Amari Petty, Donovan Catholic

Joe Lardaro, Freehold Twp.

Zach Orrico, Freehold Twp.

Doug Chan, Holmdel

Eric Hinds, Holmdel

Matt Mahala, Jackson Memorial

Davon Jackson, Keansburg

Jordan Cohen, Lacey

Carson Howard, Lacey

Respect Tyleek, Lakewood

Jack Collins, Manasquan

Tim McEneny, Manasquan

Josh Hayes, Manchester

Savon Myers, Manchester

Jon Spatola, Marlboro

Ethan Okello, Matawan

Sean Turner, Mater Dei Prep

Matt Kenny, Middletown North

Saadiq Armstead, Neptune

Ryan Skeie, Pinelands

Chris Venturoso, Point Beach

Alex Drucquer, Point Boro

Matt Lee, Point Boro

Charles Anyichie, Ranney

Jaylen Smith, Raritan

Nick Ferrogine, Red Bank

C.J. Ruoff, Red Bank Catholic

Brian Stuart, St. John Vianney

Ben Ridgway, Southern

Jay Silva, Southern

Riley Engelhard, Toms River East

Jalen Folsom, Toms River South

 

*Second Round Poll Closes Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m.*

Nominees listed alphabetically by school

Need some research material? Here are the 2019-20 Shore Conference stat leaders.

 

First-Round Results