SSN Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week

Anthony Diaz, Pinelands

It’s been a rough year for the sophomore-heavy Wildcats, but they scored a big win to cap last week as they try to finish off a big developmental year on a high note. Diaz is one of those sophomores and the guard had a strong showing last week in three games.

His last game of the week was his best. Diaz poured in 23 points in a win over a Barnegat team that has defeated Donovan Catholic twice this season and is still alive in the race for the Class B South title. In the lead-up to the win over the Bengals, Diaz had an eight-point game in a loss to Manchester and put up 14 in a loss to Millville.

He opened up this current week by scoring 15 points against Lakewood in a 53-39 Wildcats loss to the Piners.

Diaz won the Week Five Player of the Week contest with 42.5 percent of the vote total, which was 525 votes this week. Middletown North sophomore Rob Higgins finished second with 27 percent, Marlboro senior P.J. Ringel was third with a little less than 10 percent and Central senior Maks Gruszecki came in fourth with just short of eight percent.

Pinelands sophomore Anthony Diaz. Photo provided by Pinelands head coach Fred Johnson)
Pinelands sophomore Anthony Diaz. (Photo provided by Pinelands head coach Fred Johnson)



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