Boys Basketball – Week 1 Player of the Week Winner: Quincy Wathington, Matawan
Week 1 Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week
Quincy Wathington, Matawan
Matawan continued its high-wire act to start the season by winning the Huskies Holiday Classic with two more down-to-the-wire wins in the final two rounds. The Huskies needed a total team effort to get the job done, with all five starters scoring at least eight points in the championship game.
Wathington was named tournament MVP after leading the Huskies with 14 points per game in the tournament, including 10 in the championship game. He opened the tournament with a 21-point performance - including five three-pointers - in a 69-46 Matawan win over Freehold Boro and contributed 11 points in a 54-53 win over 2018 Central Jersey Group II runner-up Carteret in the tournament semifinals.
The Matawan senior won the week one contest with better than 21 percent of the vote with Ranney senior Bryan Antoine (16.8 percent), Brick senior Jalen Jackson (14 percent) and Neptune senior Dwaine Jones (11.7 percent) all crossed the 10-percent threshold in the vote.