Boys Basketball – Orthopaedic Institute Week 6 Player of the Week: Quinn Calabrese, Wall
Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Week 6 Player of the Week
Quinn Calabrese, Wall
After a dream season in 2018-19 that included 21 wins and the program's first NJSIAA sectional title in 45 years, the pressure was on Wall to be even better in 2020 with most of the roster intact.
Last week, the Crimson Knights took their first step toward an even better season by clinching the Class B North championship for a second straight year – the first time Wall has won back-to-back division titles in 46 years.
Calabrese has been at the heart of Wall's success over the past two seasons and was central in leading last week's efforts. The senior wing scored 16 points to lead the Crimson Knights past Neptune on Feb. 4, then put up 18 in a road win over Ocean on Friday to clinch the B North title.
For winning the overall Player of the Week award, Calabrese will receive a gift card to Surf Taco. With a quarter of the vote, he beat out Manalapan senior Ryan Knorr (19 percent), Toms River North senior Jakari Spence (16 percent) and Middletown South senior Jack Sheridan (14 percent).
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
Week 5: Jiasion Carpenter, Freehold Boro