Boys Basketball – Players of the Week, Jan. 2 to Jan. 10
Shore Sports Network Player of the Week, Jan. 2 to Jan. 10
Pat Andree, CBA
Andree’s march to the top of the all-time CBA scoring list got fast-tracked this past week thanks to the best scoring run the Shore has seen in a long time. From Saturday to Saturday, scored 121 points in four games (30.3 points per game) and that includes a 10-point game against St. Anthony on Saturday. The Friars were the first team in five games to hold Andree to below 30 points after Andree torched four straight opponents for 30-plus – all CBA wins.
After scoring a career-high 43 points Saturday, Jan. 2 against Moses Brown of R.I., Andree put up 31 against Manalapan and scored 37 in an overtime win over Marlboro on Friday. Through Saturday, Andree now has 1,581 career points and is 92 away from breaking CBA’s all-time scoring mark.
Divisional Players of the Week
Class A Central
Brendan Barry, Rumson
The Bulldogs got back on track over the last week-plus with big wins over Freehold Township and Gill St. Bernard’s on consecutive Saturdays and Barry was big in both. He scored 27 points and dished out six assists in the win over the Patriots and went off for 29 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals in a win over the No. 9 team in the state. Barry also had 21 points and five assists in a win over Holmdel on Friday.
Class A South
Jaden Rhoden, Toms River North
The Mariners rebounded from their first loss of the season against Manasquan on Dec. 30 with three wins this past week, spearheaded by Rhoden and Mike Nyisztor. Rhoden scored 24 points in a win over Southern on Tuesday and helped ignite the fourth-quarter defensive effort. He then scored 17 points and handed out seven assists in a win over Toms River South and put up 12 points to lead a balanced box scored Saturday against Manalapan.
Class B North
Scott Bradley, Ocean
The Spartans are on the quietest five-game winning streak in the Shore Conference and they have done it with a balanced effort, with players like Manny Padron, Darius Brown and Ru’Quan Dean all playing a big part in the turnaround from a 0-3 start. Bradley takes the proverbial hardware for the past week by averaging just a shade under a double-double with 11 points and 9.7 rebounds in three wins over Howell, Wall and Red Bank.
Class B Central
Kyle Elliot, Mater Dei Prep
Elliot has been the prototype player for Mater Dei in the Seraphs’ fast start to the season: an athletic guard who is a standout on both ends of the floor and is also dangerous in the halfcourt game. This past week, Elliot averaged 17.3 points in four games this week, including 22 points, seven rebounds and five steals in a win over Neptune in Saturday’s Boardwalk Showcase.
Class B South
Amir Tyler, Lakewood
After Lakewood lost a heartbreaker to Westfield on Jan. 2, Tyler caught fire and carried the Piners to two big divisional victories. He poured in 31 points in a 70-62 win over Donovan Catholic last Monday, then scored 28 of his team’s 56 points in a win over Central on Thursday.