Boys Basketball: Peyton Wejnert Transfers to Southern
Junior guard Peyton Wejnert, the top returning scorer in the Shore Conference, has transferred from Point Boro to Southern, his father confirmed Tuesday.
As a sophomore, Wejnert finished third in the Shore Conference in scoring at 21.2 points per game and also averaged 7.2 points per game to earn Shore Sports Network All-Class B South honors. The 6-foot-6 swingman, who enrolled in Southern on Tuesday, joins a Rams team under coach Eric Fierro that graduated first-team All-Shore talent Mike Gesicki, now a tight end at Penn State, but returns 6-6 senior Jake Logue, who has received Division I interest, and 6-6 senior forward Eric Ray as well as senior point guard Zac Halliday and junior guard Ethan Dubois, the last of whom is an AAU teammate with Wejnert.
With Jackson Memorial graduating Delaware recruit Eric Carter, the Rams look like a serious challenger to the Jaguars' supremacy in Class A South and a team that could be among the better squads in the Shore Conference.
Wejnert is the second member of his family to play at multiple schools in his career. His older brother, Jordan, started at Ramsey High School in north Jersey before transferring to Point Beach to finish out his career and then going on to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is now a senior forward at Georgian Court University.
Peyton is the latest in a basketball family that also includes older sister Tayler, who played at George Mason and Colgate. His father, Richard, played for Hall of Famer Bob Hurley Sr. at St. Anthony and then later played at South Carolina and Fairfield.