Boys Basketball – Week 2 Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week: Tahaj Parland, Mater Dei
Week 2 Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week
Tahaj Parland, Mater Dei Prep
After a mass exodus of players and coaches over the offseason, Mater Dei has found a steady trio of junior scorers in Parland, Sean Turner and Pete Gorman. Parland was the standout this week, chipping in 11 points in a win over Keyport and putting up 26 in a loss at CBA.
Through the first 11 games of his junior season, Parland is averaging 11.3 points per game and 14.2 in Mater Dei's last five games - helping the Seraphs get off to a strong 7-3 start under first-year coach Dennis Kazimir.
Parland won this week's contest with 38 percent to beat out runner-up Andrew Abujawdeh of Colts Neck (26.5). Jack Giamanco of Holmdel (11.8) and Daniel Sofield of Jackson Liberty (10.6) also finished with a double-digit percentage of the vote.
2019 Players of the Week Winners
Week 1: Quincy Wathington, Matawan