VOTE for the North Jersey Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 5-11


After another riveting week of the high school basketball season, it’s time to look back on the best performances and vote for the best one.

Read about the players who stood out last week and let us know who you think should be the North Jersey Player of the Week in the poll at the bottom of this page.

Voting closes at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Anthony Apicella

Wayne Valley senior

Apicella paced the Indians (17-5) to a 3-0 week that extended their winning streak to nine and lifted them to the Passaic County tournament semifinals. He averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.7 assists.

Justin Bethea

Eastside sophomore

Bethea guided the Ghosts (17-7) to a 3-0 week, and nine wins in their last 10 games, including a win in the Passaic County tournament quarterfinals. He averaged 16.7 points, scoring 23 in a 51-40 quarterfinal victory over Clifton.

Lucas Dipasupil

Northern Highlands junior

Dipasupil drove the Highlanders to a 2-1 week and trip to the Bergen Jamboree semifinals. He averaged 24.7 points, hitting eight 3-pointers and scoring 26 in a 63-49 Jamboree semifinal loss to defending champ Don Bosco.

JT Graham

Midland Park sophomore

Graham paced the Panthers (9-13) to a 3-0 week to stretch their winning streak to four games. He averaged 26.0 points, totaling 17 3-pointers, featuring nine treys and 31 points in a 67-38 victory over Wood-Ridge.

Dylan Harper

Don Bosco senior

Harper led the Ironmen (21-3) to a 3-0 week that extended their winning streak to 11 games. He averaged 22.7 points, with 31 points, four rebounds and three steals in a 63-49 Jamboree semifinal win over Northern Highlands.

Nick Lukmann

Pascack Hills senior

Lukmann paced the Broncos (13-7) to a 3-0 week to stretch their winning streak to five games. He averaged 17.7 points, scoring 19, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, in a 58-55 BIT semifinal win over Westwood.

Will Ndio

Lodi senior

Ndio guided the Rams (16-6) to a 4-0 week and seven wins in eight games. He averaged 20.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.5 blocks, featuring 24 points, 15 boards, three blocks and two steals in a 52-40 win over Garfield.

Yoan Nunez

Passaic Tech senior

Nunez led the resurgent Bulldogs (9-14) to a 3-1 week highlighted by winning a Passaic County tournament quarterfinal. He averaged 12 points, scoring a team-high 14 in a 40-34 quarterfinal win over Paterson Charter.

Matt Sabatella

Emerson junior

Sabatella helped the Cavos (10-12) to a 2-0 week to stretch their winning streak to five games. He averaged 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists, with 14 points and 10 boards in a 55-40 win over Leonia.


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