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Each week during the 2021, Shore Sports Network will nominate eight standout players for the Seaview Orthopaedic Boys Basketball Player of the Week Award. This week's nominees consist of players who had big games, eye-popping stats and clutch moments in helping their respective teams.

Read about the eight nominees and some of the honorable mention performers before voting for you Player of the Week pick at the bottom of the page. Vote every hour until the poll closes Wednesday at 10 p.m. The winner will receive a gift card to Jersey Mike's and shirt courtesy of Seaview Orthopaedic.

Players listed alphabetically

Brandon Bowens, Toms River North

Toms River South pulled out two tight games to end the week and Bowens was a key figure in both wins. The senior posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 51-48 overtime win over Lacey on Thursday, then scored the go-ahead putback as part of a 16-point, 12-rebound game in a 46-42 win at Brick Memorial.

Scott Gyimesi, Rumson-Fair Haven

After a two week shutdown, Rumson finally made its home debut and in doing so, unleashed Gyimesi. The 6-foot-6 junior poured in 25 points to go with 14 rebounds and three blocked shots in Bulldogs rout of Barnegat. The next day, Gyimesi topped his Friday performance by going for 29 points in a 63-58 win at Middletown South.

Matt Kenny, Middletown North

Coming off two losses to Holmdel in the prior week, Middletown North got straightened out with a pair of wins over Raritan. Kenny led the way in both, with the junior guard netting 20 points to kick off the week and following that up with 17 in the Lions’ home win over the Rockets.

Pat Lacey, Wall

During Wall’s four-game week, Lacey owned the first half throughout the stretch. He scored nine of his 11 points in a blowout loss to No. 2 Ranney in the first half, went for 14 of his 17 on Wednesday in a much closer loss to the Panthers at the Shore. Lacey went for 16 points, six rebounds and three assists in a win over Red Bank – with 14 points coming in the first half – and capped the week with 17 points in a win at Point Boro.

Kyle Polivka, Holmdel

Before Holmdel had to shut down for two weeks, the Hornets picked up two wins over St. John Vianney that improved the Hornets to 6-0. Two seniors led the way in scoring in each game, with Ryan Bradley scoring 23 in game one and Alex Baker going for 23 in game two. Polivka was the constant in both games, scoring 20 in the road win to start the week and pouring in 19 when the Hornets returned home against the Lancers.

Jack Seidler, Marlboro

Marlboro went 1-2 this week but Seidler had two huge games in the process. He helped lead a comeback against Colonia by scoring a career-high 31 points as the Mustangs erased an early 10-point deficit. In a loss to Ranney, Seidler scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half to nearly lead the Mustangs back in a 68-62 loss to the No. 2 team at the Shore.

Andre Wells, Matawan

Wells continues to churn out big statistical performances, with three more coming last week. Matawan went 2-1, splitting with Colts Neck and beating Long Branch and in those three games, Wells averaged 24 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists, including a pair of 27-point games.

Mike White, CBA

CBA played its first two games this week with Colin Farrell sidelined by a knee injury and in his absence, White stepped up to lead the Colts in scoring in both wins over Middletown South. The senior guard scored 18 points, then 16 to spark the sweep of the Eagles, then put up 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists with his usual stellar defense in Saturday’s rout of Marlboro.


Honorable Mention

Charlie Monica, Toms River East (18.3 points in three games, 30 points in a win over Toms River East)

Ryan Zan, Ranney (10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds in three wins this week)

Mikai Brown-Jones, Asbury Park (29 points, 9 rebounds in win over Point Beach; averaged 20 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3 blocks in two games)

Josh Kline, Pinelands (20 points, game-winning three in win over Point Boro)

Dylan McVeigh, Howell (15.3 points in three games; 21 points in win at Brick Memorial)

Richie Lee, Colts Neck (17 points in win vs. Matawan; game-winning free throw at Jackson Liberty)

Jaden Anthony, Southern (12 points in win at Donovan Catholic; 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists in win at Lacey)

Chris Venturoso, Lacey (20 points, 8 rebounds in loss at Toms River North; 15 points in loss at Southern)

A.J. Po, Monmouth (Averaged 15.3 points in Monmouth’s first week of action)

Trevor Hendrickson, Henry Hudson (Averaged 14.5 points in two games)




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