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Each week during the 2021-22 season, Shore Sports Network will recognize the top performers in Shore Conference boys basketball and give the SSN readers a chance to pick the top one.

With seven Shore Conference divisions this year instead of six, there will be a Player of the Week in each division, plus three wild cards, giving you a pool of 10 players from which to choose every week.

Read about this week's nominees and vote for the one that strikes you as the best pick for overall Player of the Week. The top vote-getter will receive a $25 gift card to the Turning Point and a long sleeve t-shirt courtesy of Seaview Orthopaedics.

Vote in the poll at the end of the post once per hour until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday.

 

Class A North Player of the Week

Mike Cerreto, Manalapan

It was a huge week for Manalapan, which took a significant step toward qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament with two wins. The Braves played shorthanded in both games and started the week with a win over Long Branch, led by a 17-point effort by Cerreto. Friday was a much tougher challenge, taking on No. 3 CBA at home. The Braves, however, stayed close throughout and closed strong, with Cerreto scoring 21 and Mike Bimonte converting the winning three-point play in a 56-53 Manalapan win.

Class A North Honorable Mention: Jack Seidler, Marlboro; Jay Ratner, Marlboro; Jonathan Spatola, Marlboro; Jayden Holmes-Cotter, Freehold Twp.; Dylan Csik, Middletown South; Joe Dupuis, Howell; Mike Bimonte, Manalapan; Ryan Keegan, Freehold Twp.

 

Class A Central Player of the Week

Cyril Arvanitis, Red Bank Catholic

We have been cycling through different Red Bank Catholic players this season and now it’s time for another one of its seniors to get some love. Arvanitis led the Caseys in scoring in two of three games last week, pouring in 13 points in a win over Matawan, then later scoring 19 in an impressive win over Rutgers Prep on Sunday. Arvanitis also hit three three-pointers for nine points in a win over Raritan.

Class A Central Honorable Mention: Cal Famula, Rumson-Fair Haven; Evan Romano, Holmdel; Alex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic; Chauncy Brown, Matawan; Justin Rivera, Raritan; Owen Sullivan, Rumson-Fair Haven; Scott Gyimesi, Rumson-Fair Haven; Jack O’Leary, Raritan

 

Class A South Player of the Week

Lamir Mitchell, Toms River North

Toms River North had two tough matchups this week and pulled out one of them, with Mitchell playing a big role. The senior scored 15 points in a win over Central to pull the Mariners back to .500 for the first time this season. Mitchell then scored 11 points in a loss to red-hot Jackson Memorial – winners of seven straight games.

Class A South Honorable Mention: Steven Bado, Jackson Memorial; Josh Michigan, Brick Memorial; Gavin Migliori, Toms River South; Anthony Musso, Central; Nick Devane, Southern; Justin Soranno, Central; Charlie Meglio, Jackson Memorial; Respect Tyleek, Jackson Memorial;

 

Class B North Player of the Week

Zac Searight, Middletown North

The Lions will be playing without senior Tommy Giannone indefinitely and last week, Searight was among several Lions players to step up in the absence of the team’s senior leader. The 6-foot-5 junior put up 11 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 66-62 win over Red Bank, then contributed to a balanced all-around effort with 10 points and six rebounds in a Lions win at Colts Neck.

Class B North Honorable Mention: Will Surdez, Colts Neck; Mac Colantino, Middletown North; Nick Valentino, Red Bank; Nate Williams, St. John Vianney; Joe Caruso, Red Bank; Oneil Campbell, Neptune

 

Class B Central Player of the Week

Anthony Tancredi, Mater Dei Prep

Mater Dei went 1-2 last week, but Tancredi did his part in all three games. The 6-6 senior posted 22 points and eight rebounds in a win over Keansburg, then followed that up with 16 points, 10 boards and three blocks in a divisional loss at Keyport. Tancredi closed out the week with an MVP performance in a 67-55 loss to No. 3 CBA in which he scored 28 points to go with 11 rebounds and three blocks in the Jimmy V Showcase at Central.

Class B Central Honorable Mention: Davon Foster, Asbury Park; Mike Alonso, Keansburg; D.J. Thomson, Keyport; Zack Davis, Ranney; T.J. Braswell-Brown, Ranney; Isaac Hester, Ranney; Max Judson, Keyport

 

Class B South Player of the Week

Shikeith Gordon, Barnegat

Although he averaged a modest eight points for a Barnegat team that went 1-2 last week, Gordon did a little bit of everything for the Bengals and came up clutch when he had the chance. He had eight points and three steals in a narrow loss to Pinelands, then put up six points, four rebounds, seven assists and five steals in a loss to Lacey. The junior guard then delivered a game-tying three-pointer with two seconds left in regulation and finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a win over Toms River South.

Class B South Honorable Mention: Savon Myers, Manchester; Jalin Butler, Donovan Catholic; Rob Giovine, Brick; Jack Dougard, Brick; Alex Jenkoski, Brick; Rian O’Rourke, Pinelands; Amari Petty, Manchester; D’Maari Brown, Manchester;  Darren Barreau, Pinelands; Chris Venturoso, Lacey; Troy Buxton, Lacey; Dylan Hall, Lacey

 

Class C North Player of the Week

Darius Adams, Manasquan

Manasquan steamrolled three divisional opponents last week and Adams led the way in the latter two wins over Ocean and Point Boro. The Warriors freshman scored 22 points in the win over Ocean, then poured in 16 in a dominant performance by Manasquan Thursday in a win at Point Boro.

Class C North Honorable Mention: Matt Lee, Point Boro; Ryan Frauenheim, Manasquan; Griffin Linstra, Manasquan; Alex Konov, Manasquan; Chris Mitchell, Wall; Kevin Telesford, Monmouth; Ron Richardson, Ocean; Luke Farrell, St. Rose; James Curley, Monmouth

 

Wild Cards

Jack Seidler, Marlboro

Last week, Marlboro looked like the team that ended last season a play away from finishing No. 1 in the Shore Conference and Seidler’s play had a whole lot to do with that. The senior went for 20 points and 10 rebounds in a rout of No. 3 CBA, scored 19 and put the game away on the free-throw line at Middletown South, then posted 28 points and nine rebounds in a Mustangs win over No. 4 St. John Vianney at Sunday’s Jimmy V Showcase at Central.

Evan Romano, Holmdel

Romano continues to impress during his freshman season for the Hornets and his most recent week included his best scoring performance of the season. After leading Holmdel with 11 points in a home loss to Rumson, Romano went off for a season-high 27 points Sunday in a win over host Central at the Jimmy V Showcase.

Will Surdez, Colts Neck

Colts Neck put together a 2-1 week and Surdez was a consistent No. 1 scorer for the Cougars every game. The junior guard scored 18 points in a win over Freehold Boro, 20 in a win over Long Branch and 18 more in the lone loss of the week, which came at the hands of Middletown North.