Boys Basketball – Orthopaedic Institute Week 5 Player of the Week: Jiasion Carpenter
Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Week 5 Player of the Week
Jiasion Carpenter, Freehold Boro
Freehold Boro went 1-2 last week but the one was the kind of win that might just make the season for the Colonials. Freehold Boro beat rival Freehold Township for the first time in nine years and Carpenter starred with 21 points, 14 rebounds, six steals and three blocks.
That performance is part of a breakout stretch for the junior wing, who has been a varsity mainstay since his freshman season as Freehold Boro has attempted to rebuild in a grueling Shore Conference Class A North division. As part of last week's body of work, Carpenter also scored 21 points in a loss to Marlboro and poured in a career-high 30 in a loss to Monroe.
In his first game of this week, Carpenter posted 18 points and 18 rebounds against Middletown South - the Shore's No. 2 team and a top-20 squad in the state, according to NJ.com.
For winning the overall Player of the Week award, Carpenter will receive a gift card to Surf Taco. He beat out Toms River East senior Ryan Goodall (25 percent) and Ranney sophomore Elijah Perkins (17 percent) with 37 percent of the votes cast.
Past 2020 Player of the Week Winners
Week 1: Jay Silva, Southern
Week 2: Will Surdez, Colts Neck
Week 3: Matt Lee, Point Boro
Week 4: Troy Buxton, Lacey