Boys Basketball – Players of the Week, Feb. 3 – Feb. 9
Quenton Nelson, Sr., Red Bank Catholic
On Wednesday, Nelson signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Notre Dame. Since then, the 6’6” bulldozer took to the basketball court and scored 32 points in RBC’s win over Rumson-Fair Have on Thursday, then followed that performance up with a 33-point outburst against St. John Vianney on Saturday. Nelson has helped lead the Caseys to 11 wins in their last 12 games after starting the season 2-3.
Class A North
Jason Czajkowski, Freehold Township – A tip of the cap to Chris O’Reilly of Colts Neck, Justin Markowitz of Marlboro and Dan Roibal of Middletown South for having an impact this week as well, but Czajkowski delivered with 19 points in a win over Brick Memorial and 14 points, six rebounds and three steals in an overtime win over Colts Neck.
Class A South
Darius Hart, Toms River South – The Indians have been playing without leading scorer Tymere Berry, and during that time, Hart has stepped up his scoring. Last week, he averaged 18.3 points in three games last week while providing his usual dose of rebounds and blocked shots.
Class B North
Shakeem Richardson, Neptune – In three games this week, Richardson averaged 22.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.3 steals in three games for the Scarlet Fliers. He put up 21 points, seven assists and seven steals in a win over Wall and came back with 25 points and seven assists in a win over Red Bank.
Class B Central
Dan Borner, St. Rose – The senior forward scored 20-plus points in St. Rose’s first two games this week, then went toe-to-toe with Jackson Memorial center and University of Delaware recruit Eric Carter and matched him with 11 points in Jackson Memorial’s narrow 37-33 win.
Class B South
Dan Niblack, Lakewood – Niblack capped a solid week with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Monsignor Donovan on Friday, followed by a 23-point showing at the Primetime Shootout on Saturday. Lakewood beat a quality opponent in Chester, Pa. on Saturday and Niblack earned the game MVP in the win.