JSBL Basketball – Team Playoff Preview: Sea Shore Auto
Sea Shore Auto (1-6)
Playoff Position: No. 7, will play No. 6 Larson Ford in the first round on Thursday.
Letrell West, 6-2, Kean
Clifford Omoruyi, 6-11, Rutgers
Mawot Mag, 6-7, Rutgers
Kareem Kelsey, 6-1, St. Benedict’s
Sean Duke, 6-2, Manhattan
Alexis Jackson, 7-0, Australia
Ramir Dixon-Conover, 6-3, St. Francis
Amir Britt, 6-7, Manhattan
Jack Holmstrom, 6-6, Monmouth
Peter Luster, 6-0, Sayreville (HS)
Christopher Latimer, 6-0, Union County College
Isaiah Sparks, 6-4, Bloomfield
Jaalam Jackson, Westampton Tech
Todd McCarron, 6-3, North Hunterdon (HS)
Sea Shore came into the season as the team with Rutgers influence, but it was only for one game and it didn’t help the team too much. Scarlet Knights 6-foot-11 center Clifford Omoruyi had a quiet game, while Mawot Mag scored a team-high 25 points in their July 20 debuts, but Sea Shore fell, 97-70, to top-seeded WCT.
Meanwhile, Letrell West and Kareem Kelsey have been the driving force for Sea Shore throughout the season. West made his debut in the team’s second game with 19 points, which remains his low for the season. After that, West put up totals of 30, 26, 40 and 23 in losing efforts before pumping in 36 in Sea Shore’s win over Assistive Choices this week to lock up the No. 7 seed.
Sea Shore can also run out a legitimate seven-footer in Alexis Jackson, who plays professionally in Australia and finished his regular season with 11 points, 25 rebounds and seven blocks in Sea Shore’s lone win.
Sea Shore is set to play a first-round playoff game Thursday night at Manasquan against No. 6 seed Larson Ford, with the winner taking on Orthopaedic Institute on Monday.