Seaview Orthopaedic Week 4 Player of the Week

Jack Collins, Manasquan

Manasquan made its triumphant return to the court last week, showing few ill-effects of a two-week layoff by beating three high-quality opponents in Montclair Immaculate, Wall and Don Bosco. Ben Roy again paced the Warriors in scoring – including his 1,000th point – but it was Collins who served as one of several difference-makers alongside Roy.

In the first game he and his team played in 17 days, Collins struck for 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in the Monday win over Montclair Immaculate, including 13 points in a first half Collins capped with a halfcourt bank shot.

The 6-foot-5 senior then went off for 22 points and six rebounds in the win over Wall. This time, Collins served as the closer, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors pull away for a 72-64 win.

Collins scored only three points in Manasquan's last game of the week - a convincing 57-44 win over Don Bosco Prep - but was a major factor defensively. Collins finished with seven rebounds and three blocks in the game as well.

Collins made up for any scoring shortcomings from the Don Bosco win by scoring a career-high 29 points to open up this current week with a win at Neptune.

After a close vote last week, this week's Player of the Week race was the closest of the season and it was not just at the top. Collins beat runner-up Jay Silva of Southern by a mere four votes and third-place Colin Farrel of Christian Brothers Academy by only 13. Of the eight Player of the Week nominees from last week, eight finished with at least 10 percent of the vote.

For winning the vote, Collins will receive a shirt courtesy of Seaview Orthopaedic and a $25 gift card to Jersey Mike's.

Manasquan senior Jack Collins takes a shot as Wall senior Tom Palluzzi challenges him. (Photo by Steve Meyer)


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