Boys Basketball – All-Shore Final Vote Winners
Thank you to all the readers and fans who participated in this year's Shore Sports Network All-Shore Final Vote. Thanks to you two more standout boys basketball players from the Shore Conference will join the 2018-19 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Teams. Congratulations to all the nominees for their individual and team accomplishments that earned them a chance at the final two spots.
Now it's time to present the two winners.
Mike Goodall, Jr., Toms River East
Stats: 21.5 points per game, 1.7 assists, 71 3-pointers, 75.2 FT%
The voters went by the numbers on this choice. The Raiders junior guard and scoring machine was the top scorer on a per-game basis of all the nominees and finished fifth in the conference overall - one spot ahead of Ranney star and Villanova-bound guard Bryan Antoine (20.8 points per game). His career-high came just before the state tournament vs. Asbury Park, against whom Goodall scored 40 points, including 31 in the first half. The 6-1 guard closed out his season with a 29-point performance in a road loss to Mainland in the South Jersey Group III final and will be the top returning scorer in the Shore Conference as a senior next season.
Andrew Abujawdeh, Sr., Colts Neck
Stats: 17.3 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists
Colts Neck graduated five starters from last year's Central Jersey Group IV runner up team and still managed to win an NJSIAA Tournament game on the road in Central Jersey Group III this season while also giving veteran coach Lou Piccola his 600th win. Abujawdeh was a versatile player who mostly came off the bench as a junior and he emerged as a go-to scorer and facilitator for the Cougars this season. In that state tournament win at Brick, Abujawdeh poured in a game-high 24 points to lead the way. He also scored 20 or more points in each of Colts Neck's three games at the Buc Classic and poured in 26 points in a Jan. 4 win over Middletown North to help the Cougars outduel the Lions and senior guard Rob Higgins (First Team All-Shore).