Boys Basketball – Week 3 Player of the Week Winner: Andre Wells, Matawan, NJ
Seaview Orthopaedic Week 3 Player of the Week
Andre Wells, Matawan
Wells keeps churning out big statistical performances last week, with three more coming last week for his 4-3 Matawan squad. The Huskies went 2-1 in the three games, splitting with Colts Neck and beating Long Branch and in those games, Wells averaged 24 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists.
The senior point guard, second-year starter and third-year varsity regular posted two 27-point games last week and scored 22 in the second half of a loss to Colts Neck in which Matawan nearly erased an 18-point halftime deficit. Two days later, Matawan did not let Colts Neck race out to a big lead again and this time, put he Cougars away behind 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Wells.
Matawan made it a winning week and jumped above the .500 mark by topping Long Branch, 60-49, behind a 27-point performance from Wells that also included six rebounds and eight assists.
For the season, Wells is averaging 21.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists in what has been a breakout senior campaign. His first major impact as a varsity athlete came when he scored seven goals as a sophomore striker for Matawan's soccer team, but Wells has since turned his full attention to the hardwood and developed into one of the Shore's better all-around guards.
Wells won a close race for the Week 3 award by pulling away with 23 percent of the vote, while Toms River North's Brandon Bowens, Holmdel's Kyle Polivka and Marlboro's Jackson Seidler all finished within three percentage points of one another for second place. Like all Player of the Week winners, Wells will receive a shirt courtesy of Seaview Orthopaedic and a $25 gift card to Jersey Mike's.
Video courtesy: NFHS Network
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