Amir Bell, Timothy Christian, East Brunswick and St. Joseph’s Earn Opening Weekend Honors

December 21, 2012 on 12:51 pm | In St. Joseph's Hoops, GMC Hoops Awards, GMC Hoops Honors, Timothy Christian Hoops, East Brunswick Hoops | Comments Off

Princeton Bound Guard Leads EB Past St. Joe’s In Showdown; Timothy Christian Only GMC Team To Go 2-0 On Opening Weekend

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–Opening weekend has come and gone, and it is time to issue our GMC Hoops honors for the first weekend of the 2012-13 season. The Player of the Week honor goes to Amir Bell of East Brunswick for his efforts against St. Joseph’s. Timothy Christian earned the GMC Hoops Profile of the Week for its fine start to the season, and of course, the Bears of EB and the Falcons of St. Joe’s earned Game of the Week honors for the great game they played on opening night.


GMC Hoops Player of the Week–Amir Bell, East Brunswick

Since the 2007-08 campaign when East Brunswick went 4-18, the Bears have been one of the top teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference. During that five year run, EB has had several players break into the varsity lineup as freshmen. Two of those players are on this year’s team with NJIT bound senior Rob Ukawuba and Princeton bound junior Amir Bell. Both Ukawuba and Bell have helped the Bears earn three straight GMCT Elite Eight berths, and a Final Four appearance last season. This year, the duo is hoping to go further in both the GMCT and the states.

On opening night, the two combined for 35 points including a team high 18 by Bell, who connected on three field goals including three treys in the win. In a game that lived up to the pre-season hype, the second ranked Bears overcame an early 15-6 deficit to defeat top ranked St. Joe’s on the road despite 24 points by Immaculata transfer Wade Baldwin and 18 points from Kentucky bound Karl Towns. In the off-season, Bell was also a key contributor to East Brunswick’s success in the East Coast Conditioning Fall League where the Bears defeated Rutgers Prep, Linden, and St. Patrick’s in the playoffs to win the league championship.

As a sophomore at East Brunswick, Bell played in 24 games, averaged 6.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. He connected on 45 field goals including 16 three pointers while making 58 free throws as the Bears went 18-8 last season, reached the GMCT semifinals for the first time since the 2000-01 season, and reached the Central Jersey Group IV Quarterfinals. In his two plus years at EB, he has played in 52 games, scored 349 points on 109 field goals including 38 threes, and sank 90 foul shots. Bell has also collected 37 assists and 35 rebounds. Congratulations Amir, and best of luck this season.



GMC Profile–Timothy Christian Tigers

After losing two 1,000 point scorers in Dan Decker (Baptist Bible College) and Kristian Svendsen (Raritan Valley Community College), nobody gave Timothy Christian consideration for Gold Division honors entering into this season despite Piscataway Tech moving on to the Blue Division. However, the Tigers still have two solid returning players in Jeff Parker and Brandon Summers, and players up from a JV squad that did very well last season. Add to that the team philosophy, and family like atmosphere created by head coach, Chris Hobbs, and you have a team that may surprise some this season.

On opening day, the Tigers knocked off Gold Division contender, South River at home by the score of 41-39. The following day, TCS registered an impressive win over Lincoln of Jersey City in a non-conference matchup. The Tigers were the only team in the GMC to go 2-0 during the opening weekend. Parker led the way in the win over South River with a team high 14 points including the game winner with 30 seconds left while Matt DiLeo added 12 including a three point play to answer a 10-0 fourth quarter run by South River that gave the Rams the lead. In the surprising 49-32 victory over Lincoln less than 24 hours later, Summers recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds while Jarrett Locke added 9, and Parker and DiLeo each chipped in with 8.

Other players expected to contribute to the 2012-13 edition of the TCS Tigers are Matt Ziegler, Evan Waldron, Zach Coyle, David Figueroa, and Josiah Vargas. Also on the roster are Brandon McDougal, Ben St. Jean, and Josh Decker. Congratulations to Chris Hobbs and the Timothy Christian Tigers for the fine start to the season, and best of luck the rest of the way.



GMC Hoops Game of the Week–East Brunswick @ St. Joseph’s–Opening Night

It was a no brainer for the GMC Hoops Game of the Week on opening weekend. The highly anticipated showdown between the second ranked Bears of East Brunswick, and the top ranked Falcons of St. Joe’s lived up to the hype. EB jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the contest only to have the Falcons respond with a 15-2 tear including 10 points from Karl Towns.

The Bears wouldn’t go away though, led by the tandem of Player of the Week Amir Bell (18 points) and Rob Ukawuba (17 points), and timely three pointers from Gary Baumer and Carl Taylor, the Bears pulled to within seven at the break, and put together a 22-11 surge in the fourth quarter for the win. East Brunswick connected on eight treys including three by Bell and two by Ukawuba.

Ukawuba came up with a traditional three point play with three minutes left for a 47-45 lead, and then hit a three pointer a minute later for a 47-45 lead. Scrappy guard, Dan Leung netted two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to seal the win, and ended up with 6 points while senior big man, Jake Krantz and Taylor each added 7 for the winners. Immaculata transfer Wade Baldwin led all scorers with 24 points while Towns ended up with 18, but no other St. Joe’s player had more than five points in the contest.

Congratulations to both the Bears and the Falcons for a great opening night contest, and hopes for more to come the rest of the season.

GMC Hoops Honors McCarrick’s Craig Thomas As 2009-10 Scholar Athlete Of The Year

August 26, 2010 on 12:20 am | In GMC Hoops Awards, Cardinal McCarrick Hoops | Comments Off

AVENEL, NJ–On Wednesday night, GMC Hoops awarded Craig Thomas, a recent graduate of Cardinal McCarrick High School, the Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2009-10 season. Thomas, who played varsity ball at McCarrick for three years, and will be attending Wilkes University in Pennsylvania this fall, had a 4.0 GPA at McCarrick, and took one AP course while taking several honors courses. He was on the Principal’s List every marking period at McCarrick. His combined SAT score was 1790.

On the basketball court, Thomas was a key player for the Eagles the past two seasons. As a point guard, he guided Cardy Mac to a combined record of 37-17 including a 17-11 mark the past two seasons. The Eagles reached at least the GMCT Elite Eight while playing in the Non-Public B South Final in each of the past two seasons. As a sophomore three years ago, Thomas led McCarrick to the 2008 East Brunswick/GMC JV Tournament Championship over Bishop Ahr while also being on the roster of the varsity squad that won the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship over St. Joseph’s.

Describing himself as a numbers cruncher, who loves to get on the keyboard, Thomas will be taking up Computer Science as his major. A number of schools were interested in having Thomas, but he narrowed his search down to three: Wilkes, Misericordia, and New England. He’ll be joining another GMC player at Wilkes. Steve Blish is entering his sophomore season there. Over his final two years at McCarrick, he averaged 6.1 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.4 steals per game while he also averaged 5.7 rebounds per game his senior year. Thomas was a stopper on defense as well. Thomas received a $500.00 scholarship from GMC Hoops for this honor. Congratulations Craig on a job well done, and best of luck in the future.

There Will Be GMC Hoops Awards For 2008-09 Season

April 8, 2009 on 10:54 am | In GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–Good morning everyone. Sorry that I’ve been away for the past two weeks or so, but I’ve been busy with other things. I continue to get better, and am looking forward to coming out to Perth Amboy this evening to see the 2009 GMCBCA Senior All-Star Game. This will be the third time in the past four seasons that GMC Hoops will be covering the event, which will have a special game added to the schedule this time around.

Another question that I would like to answer at this time is about the status of the GMC Hoops Awards for the 2008-09 season. Now, while I missed a great deal of this past season, I will have seen 44 games with tonight’s festivities. So, that is still plenty of basketball to work with. Therefore, the 2009 GMC Hoops Awards are still on. They may be scaled back to an extent, but I’m hopeful that we can put something up there to reward the kids I saw play this season.

Piscataway Wins Second Straight GMC Hoops Trophy

March 20, 2009 on 3:54 pm | In General, GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–Despite the much shorter schedule this season, GMC Hoops still made it around to enough games to determine this year’s GMC Hoops Trophy winner, and for the second straight year, it was the Piscataway Chiefs. P-Way, which won its second Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship in three seasons, and advanced to its second straight North Jersey Section 2 Group IV Championship Game, compiled an unblemished 4-0 record in games seen by the web site. St. Joseph’s finished second at 3-1 while Cardinal McCarrick finished third at 3-2. While GMC Hoops did not see every GMC team this season, it did see 23 of the 29 teams in the conference at least once.

GMC Hoops Awards First Ever Scholarship

December 4, 2008 on 4:50 am | In General, GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–With the GMC Hoops Awards now official and posted online, GMC Hoops awarded the 2008 Scholar Athlete Award winner with a scholarship for the first time. With money used from donations received this past year as well as his own personal savings, Greg Machos gave a $500.00 scholarship to Jordan Teicher of Kendall Park, and South Brunswick High School. Jordan, who is now a freshman at Tufts University was the top of the best class ever for the GMC Hoops All Academic Team. In addition to a solid grade point average, and fine basketball play during the 2007-08 season, Teicher excelled on his SAT’s, and in other extracurricular activities. Congratulations, Jordan, and best of luck in the future.

GMC Hoops Awards

December 2, 2008 on 1:07 pm | In GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–As usual, the GMC Hoops Awards were delayed, but hopefully, they’ll be worth the wait. 2008 was a special year in the realm of Greater Middlesex Conference Boys Basketball, and there were many special moments, performances, and achievements made by the teams, coaches, and players in the GMC. Congratulations to all award winners.

Team of the Year–Piscataway Chiefs
Game of the Year–St. Joseph’s vs. Bishop Ahr–2008 GMCT Quarterfinals
Player of the Year–Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Coach of the Year–Dave Turco–St. Joseph’s
Sixth Man of the Year–Steve Brandenberg
Most Improved Player of the Year–Dave Silvasadder–Woodbridge
Most Improved Team of the Year–J.P. Stevens Hawks
Freshman of the Year–Robbie Ashamole–St. Joseph’s
Bucket Brigade Award–Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Sharpshooter Award–Mark Simko–South Amboy
Hoopshoot Award–Mark Simko–South Amboy
Best GMC Hoops Performance–DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Most Versatile Player–DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Scholar Athlete of the Year–Jordan Teicher–South Brunswick
Defensive Player of the Year–Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Impact Player of the Year–Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Comeback Player of the Year–Jim Schleppenbach–Dunellen
Lunch Pail Player of the Year (Blue Collar Player of the Year)–Robert “Double-Double” Jackson–Carteret
Clutch Performance of the Year–Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick vs. St. Joseph’s–2008 GMCT Championship
Best Kept Secret in GMC–Edwin Guerra–Perth Amboy
Most Exciting To Watch–Mark Simko–South Amboy
GMC Hoops Trophy–Piscataway Chiefs
GMC Crossover Kings–Cardinal McCarrick
GMC Non-Conference Champs–East Brunswick Tech
GMC Hoops Conference Cup–GMC White
JV Team of the Year–Cardinal McCarrick Junior Eagles
Freshman Team of the Year–St. Joseph’s-Green Little Falcons
JV Game of the Year–Cardinal McCarrick at Bishop Ahr–January 26, 2008
Freshman Game of the Year–Piscataway at Cardinal McCarrick–January 19, 2008
Peak Perfomer Award–Mike Burwell
Teamwork Award–Cardinal McCarrick
Cinderella Story of the Year–South Amboy Governors
Surprise Team of the Year–J.P. Stevens Hawks
Most Entertaining Coach–Joe Lewis–Cardinal McCarrick
Student Section of the Year–Colonia Crazies
PA Announcer of the Year–Dave Sandaal–Edison

All Rim Rocker Team
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Dejuan Miller–Metuchen
Tristian Benjamin–Piscataway
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Arman Wilson–South Brunswick
Mohammed Sanu–South Brunswick
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Brian Williams–Carteret
Robert Jackson–Carteret
Martese Street–Bishop Ahr
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr

All Athletic Team
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DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Brandon Smith–New Brunswick
T.J. Wenzel–Dunellen
Paul Konopacki–St. Joseph’s
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
LaVone Graham–Sayreville
Justin Mitchell–Monroe
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
Bennie Gibson–South Plainfield
Aaron Wright–South Plainfield
Brian Williams–Carteret
Al Tampa–Carteret
Michael Cole–North Brunswick
Mohammed Sanu–South Brunswick
Arman Wilson–South Brunswick
Troy Confessore–South Brunswick
Adams Issaka–Woodbridge
James White–Piscataway
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Tristian Benjamin–Piscataway
Thomas Bennett–Piscataway
Justin Blake–Piscataway
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Martese Street–Bishop Ahr
Marcus Cheeks–Perth Amboy

All Gridiron Team
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DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Brandon Smith–New Brunswick
Mohammed Sanu–South Brunswick
Michael Cole–North Brunswick
Matt Sheehy–Bishop Ahr
T.J. Wenzel–Dunellen
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
James Boyd–Highland Park
Adams Issaka–Woodbridge
Anthony Graham–Woodbridge
Al Tampa–Carteret
Brian Williams–Carteret
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
James White–Piscataway
Tristian Benjamin–Piscataway
Justin Blake–Piscataway
LaVone Graham–Sayreville
Javon Hodges–Sayreville
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
Bennie Gibson–South Plainfield
Troy Russel–South Plainfield

All Diamond Team (Baseball)
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Anthony Vidal–Perth Amboy Tech
Dillon DiGeronimo–East Brunswick Tech
Al Tampa–Carteret
Steve Blish–Monroe
Alex Nemeth–Perth Amboy
Steve Nappe–Edison
Alex Cacoilo–J.P. Stevens
Connor Medler–J.P. Stevens
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
Billy Lester–Middlesex
T.J. Wenzel–Dunellen
Jim Schleppenbach–Dunellen
Joe Marciano–J.F. Kennedy
Alex Weinstein–J.F. Kennedy
Joe Charmello–South Amboy
Steve Poltritzky–South Amboy
Cody Pace–Spotswood
Pat Dwyer–Spotswood
Mike Liming–Spotswood
James DeMild–Sayreville
Mike Greco–Sayreville
Glenn Cannon–Sayreville
Eddie Dumas–South River

All Hustle Team
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Justin Braxton–Piscataway Tech
James Boyd–Highland Park
Anthony Rodriguez–Perth Amboy Tech
Joey Castro–Perth Amboy Tech
Corey Ragland–East Brunswick Tech
Kevin Powell—East Brunswick Tech
Sean Williams–Cardinal McCarrick
Ivan Baretto–Monroe
Edwin Guerra–Perth Amboy
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Steve Poltritzky–South Amboy
Joey Charmello–South Amboy
Steve Brandenburg–St. Joseph’s
Robert “Double-Double” Jackson–Carteret
Jordan Madsen–Bishop Ahr
Billy Lester–Middlesex
Nick Olesinski–Spotswood
James Pareti–Spotswood
Aaron Hush–Piscataway
Quinton Crawford–Old Bridge
James DeMild–Sayreville
Scott Stolzenberg–East Brunswick
Juan James–New Brunswick
Eddie Dumas–South River

All Perimeter Team
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Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Mark Simko–South Amboy
Mike Williamson–Bishop Ahr
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr
Derek Figueredo–Bishop Ahr
Steve Rennard–St. Joseph’s
J.J. D’Amico–Colonia
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
Paul DeLaCosta–Sayreville
Steve Blish–Monroe
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
John Stockton–Middlesex
Justin Madden–Perth Amboy
Myles Reuben–J.P. Stevens
Nick Pol–J.P. Stevens
Alex Cacoilo–J.P. Stevens
Gerard Bullock–Woodbridge
David Silvasadder–Woodbridge
Ross Gerhart–Spotswood
Pat Dwyer–Spotswood
Cody Pace–Spotswood
Joe Marciano–J.F. Kennedy
Jonathan Toczynski–J.F. Kennedy
Alec Mayo–East Brunswick
Quinton Crawford–Old Bridge

All Defensive Team
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Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Will Snider–Cardinal McCarrick
Brandon Hall–Colonia
James White–Piscataway
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Joey Charmello–South Amboy
Brian Williams–Carteret
Jordan Teicher–South Brunswick
T.J. Wenzel–Dunellen
Elijah Sellers–Metuchen
Chris Matagrano–Sayreville
Gerard Lewis–St. Joseph’s
Robbie Ashamole–St. Joseph’s
Jeff Ashamole–North Brunswick
Kenny Bland–J.P. Stevens
Myles Reuben–J.P. Stevens
Alex Cacoilo–J.P. Stevens

All Windex Team
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Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Chris Matagrano–Sayreville
Omar Smith–Piscataway
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Brian Waluk–Piscataway
James White–Piscataway
Paul Konopacki–St. Joseph’s
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Branten Widgeon–Cardinal McCarrick
Scott Stolzenberg–East Brunswick
Jeff Ashamole–North Brunswick
Gerard Lewis–St. Joseph’s
Nikko Vastola–St. Joseph’s
Brian Williams–Carteret
Robert Jackson–Carteret
Al Tampa–Carteret
Dejuan Miller–Metuchen
Evan Carberry–Metuchen
Cody Preston–Metuchen
Brock Mundy–Dunellen
Reggie Thorpe–Dunellen
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
Mark Stockton–Middlesex
Ryan Farley–Middlesex
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Justin Braxton–Piscataway Tech
Juan James–New Brunswick
Edwin Guerra–Perth Amboy

All Rambo Team
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Ryan Walp–Monroe
Ivan Baretto–Monroe
Steve Blish–Monroe
Sean Williams–Cardinal McCarrick
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Steve Brandenburg–St. Joseph’s
James White–Piscataway
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Steve Poltritzky–South Amboy
Nick Olesinski–Spotswood
James Pareti–Spotswood
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr
Sean Lease–South Brunswick
Mohammed Sanu–South Brunswick
Michael Cole–North Brunswick
LaVone Graham–Sayreville
James DeMild–Sayreville
James White–Piscataway
Robert Jackson–Carteret
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
Mike Karabin–Colonia

All Good Hands Team
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Joe Charmello–South Amboy
Colin Krzyzanowski–South Amboy
Byron Merricks–Carteret
Will Snider–Cardinal McCarrick
Steve Rennard–St. Joseph’s
Paul Konopacki–St. Joseph’s
Brandon Hall–Colonia
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
LaVone Graham–Sayreville
Alex Cacoilo–J.P. Stevens
Kenny Bland–J.P. Stevens
Omar Smith–Piscataway
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
James White–Piscataway
Bryan Waluk–Piscataway
Arman Wilson–South Brunswick
Troy Confessore–South Brunswick
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Anthony Vidal–Perth Amboy Tech
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Derrick Murray–Edison
Mike Perone–Middlesex
Billy Lester–Middlesex
John Stockton–Middlesex
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
Mark Stockton–Middlesex

All Reserve Team
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Ryan Farley–Middlesex
Sean Williams–Cardinal McCarrick
Steve Brandenburg–St. Joseph’s
Matt Sheehy–Bishop Ahr
Jordan Madsen–Bishop Ahr
Pete Patalano–Monroe
Brian Williams–Carteret
Aaron Hush–Piscataway
Chris Weir–South Brunswick
Jim Schleppenbach–Dunellen

All Diaper Dandy Team (Freshman on Varsity in ‘07)
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Robbie Ashamole–St. Joseph’s
Matt Wagner–St. Joseph’s
Tait Pirkle–North Brunswick
David Cole–Colonia
Xavier Foster–South River
Elijah Sellers–Metuchen
Mike Crusco–Metuchen
Robert Brown–East Brunswick Tech
Garret Walters–Spotswood
Shaun Weeks–Spotswood

All Junior Varsity Team
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Craig Thomas–Cardinal McCarrick
Taylor Snider–Cardinal McCarrick
Mo Isaac–Cardinal McCarrick
Rob Olivieri–Cardinal McCarrick
Jack Giordano–Cardinal McCarrick
Jeremy Cruz–Cardinal McCarrick
Ryan Smith–Cardinal McCarrick
Jordan Smith–Bishop Ahr
Darrius Griffin–Bishop Ahr
Justin Peoples–Bishop Ahr
Manny Kroggman–Bishop Ahr
Brandon Vitable–Bishop Ahr
Matt Bernocchi–Bishop Ahr
Nick Contino–St. Joseph’s
Andrew Morgan–St. Joseph’s
Matt Wagner–St. Joseph’s
Matt Delaney–St. Joseph’s
Robert O’Grady–St. Joseph’s
Anthony Gudzak–East Brunswick
Malcolm Griggs–Piscataway
Jamar Rose–Piscataway
Kareem Jones–J.P. Stevens
Paul Scocca–J.P. Stevens
Cody McHugh–South Brunswick
Jean Paul Isaacs–South Brunswick
Kory Sanders–South Brunswick
Mike Fincher–Middlesex
Avery Barnes–Middlesex
Terrell Mayers–Middlesex
Matt Regan–South Amboy
Ken Scarbaggio–South Amboy
Diego Cuello–South Amboy
Mike Greco–Sayreville
Dave Milewski–Sayreville
Mike Crusco–Metuchen
Tyler Osofsky–Spotswood
Eric Cianfrone–Dunellen

All Sophomore Team
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Jimmy Gaffigan–Old Bridge
Tyler Abad–Old Bridge
Simuel Williams–New Brunswick
Wayne Newsome–Piscataway
Kenny Pace–Monroe
Timmy Brix–Monroe
Steve Rennard–St. Joseph’s
Gagan Dhaliwal–St. Joseph’s
Cody Pace–Spotswood
James Pareti–Spotswood
Evan Carberry–Metuchen
Anthony Vidal–Perth Amboy Tech
Anthony Rodriguez–Perth Amboy Tech
Steve Moore–South River
Joey Charmello–South Amboy
Derrick Murray–Edison
Joe Marciano–J.F. Kennedy

All 9th Grade Team (Top Players on Freshman level in ‘08)
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Slay Sudah–St. Joseph’s-Green
Kevin Mayce–St. Joseph’s–Green
Kevin Waitikovich–St. Joseph’s–Green
Ace Sudah–St. Joseph’s-Green
Austen Mesar–St. Joseph’s–Green
Awab Habib–East Brunswick
Nick Gudzak–East Brunswick
Jay Chen–East Brunswick
Desean Kilgore–Bishop Ahr
Patrick Widdoss–Bishop Ahr
Jaquan Cook–New Brunswick
Devin Gardner–New Brunswick
John Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Aaron Radich–Cardinal McCarrick
Chris Peralta–Cardinal McCarrick
Billy Lewis–Cardinal McCarrick
Max Issaka–Woodbridge
Kashaun Straughn–Monroe
Mike Walp–Monroe
Alex Vizcaino–Monroe
Mike Phair–Sayreville
Ross Kutz–North Brunswick
Bryan Wong–Piscataway
Isiah Carrington–Piscataway

All Academic Team
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Jordan Teicher–South Brunswick
Steve Brandenburg–St. Joseph’s
Ryan Walp–Monroe
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
Christian Cole–South Plainfield
Scott Stolzenberg–East Brunswick
Dan Sullivan–East Brunswick
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Will Snider–Cardinal McCarrick
Sean Williams–Cardinal McCarrick
Mike Brennan–Cardinal McCarrick
Mark Simko–South Amboy
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Colin Krzyzanowski–South Amboy
Chris Matagrano–Sayreville
Michael Cunningham–Sayreville

All Scoring Leaders Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Mark Simko–South Amboy
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Steve Blish–Monroe
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
Ross Gerhart–Spotswood
Quinton Crawford–Old Bridge
Juilo Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Robert Jackson–Carteret
T.J. Wenzel–Dunellen
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy

All Rebounding Leaders Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Robert Jackson–Carteret
Chris Matagrano–Sayreville
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Scott Stolzenberg–East Brunswick
Jeff Ashamole–North Brunswick
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Evan Carberry–Metuchen
Ivan Baretto–Monroe
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway

All Assists Leaders Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Brandon Hall–Colonia
Troy Confessore–South Brunswick
Nick Francisco–Dunellen
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
Will Snider–Cardinal McCarrick
Mike Mello–East Brunswick
LaVone Graham–Sayreville
Ivan Baretto–Monroe
Joe Charmello–South Amboy
Colin Krzyzanowski–South Amboy
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Billy Rooney–Bishop Ahr
C.J. Brathwaite–North Brunswick

All Steals Leaders Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Anthony Vidal–Perth Amboy Tech
Simuel Williams–New Brunswick
Quinten Crawford–Old Bridge
Brandon Hall–Colonia
Anthony Rodriguez–Perth Amboy Tech
Joey Castro –Perth Amboy Tech
Mike Williamson–Bishop Ahr
Nick Perez–Old Bridge
Joe Charmello–South Amboy
Byron Merricks–Carteret
Bennie Gibson–South Plainfield

All Swat Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Jeff Ashamole–North Brunswick
Kenny Bland–J.P. Stevens
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Chris Matagrano–Sayreville
Juan James–New Brunswick
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
Dakota Tipton–Edison
Gerard Bullock–Woodbridge
Steve Nappe–Edison
Cody Preston–Metuchen

All Charges Leaders Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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LaVone Graham–Sayreville
Steve Moore–South River
Joey Castro–Perth Amboy Tech
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr
Nick Olesinski–Spotswood
Mike Karabin–Colonia
Navindra Nohar–New Brunswick
Brian Williams–Carteret
Mohammed Sanu–South Brunswick
C.J. Brathwaite–North Brunswick
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
James White–Piscataway

All Field Goal Shooting Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Robert Jackson–Carteret
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Joey Castro–Perth Amboy Tech
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr
Gerard Bullock–Woodbridge
Steve Blish–Monroe
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Nick Fariella–Middlesex
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Chris Matagrano–Sayreville
Brian Williams–Carteret
Mike Williamson–Bishop Ahr

All Trifecta Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Joe Marciano–J.F. Kennedy
Steve Blish–Monroe
Mark Simko–South Amboy
T.J. Wenzel–Dunellen
Paul DeLaCosta–Sayreville
Alec Mayo–East Brunswick
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
James White–Piscataway
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Nick Pol–J.P. Stevens
Mike Perone–Middlesex
Jordan Teicher–South Brunswick

All Free Throw Shooting Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Jordan Teicher–South Brunswick
Nick Francisco–Dunellen
Mark Simko–South Amboy
Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Bennie Gibson–South Plainfield
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
James White–Piscataway
Ross Gerhart–Spotswood
Mark Stockton–Middlesex
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick

All Efficiency Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Mark Simko–South Amboy
Robert Jackson–Carteret
Dominic Appiah–Cardinal McCarrick
Brandon Hall–Colonia
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Branten Widgeon–Cardinal McCarrick
James White–Piscataway

All Peak Performers Team–Based on stats taken by GMC Hoops
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Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Mark Simko–South Amboy
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Gerard Bullock–Woodbridge
Steve Blish–Monroe
Robert Jackson–Carteret
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
Scott Stolzenberg–East Brunswick
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr

1st Team All GMC Hoops
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Mike Burwell–Cardinal McCarrick
Julio Rosario–Cardinal McCarrick
Brandon Hall–Colonia
DeJuan Miller–Metuchen
J.D. Griggs–Piscataway
Coach–Dave Turco–St. Joseph’s

2nd Team All GMC Hoops
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Steve Rennard–St. Joseph’s
Mike Williamson–Bishop Ahr
Mark Simko–South Amboy
Robert “Double-Double” Jackson–Carteret
Myles Reuben–J.P. Stevens
Coach–Joe Lewis–Cardinal McCarrick

3rd Team All GMC Hoops
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Omar Smith–Piscataway
Justin Mitchell–Monroe
Larry Lenahan–South Amboy
Kevin Uszenski–Bishop Ahr
Kenny Bland–J.P. Stevens
Coach–Bernie Buniak–Dunellen

Reserves–All GMC Hoops
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Edwin Guerra–Perth Amboy
Anthony Patterson–Perth Amboy Tech
Mike Burton–South Plainfield
Ricky Harding–Sayreville
Arman Wilson–South Brunswick
James White–Piscataway
Coach–George Krzyzanowski–South Amboy

GMC Hoops Unveils New Hardware For Its Trophy

November 27, 2008 on 7:18 pm | In General, GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–Over the past year GMC Hoops made tremendous efforts to get caught up with all of its winners of past GMC Hoops Trophies. Once the site managed to do that, it decided to raise the bar for its yearly award to the team that accumulates the moist points in games attended by the web site. This summer, GMC Hoops presented Piscataway head coach, Guy Jensen with the new hardware that is the GMC Hoops Trophy version 2.0. Thanks to the help of Trophy Partner, the site gave the gorgeous trophy below.

Greg Machos wants the GMC Hoops Trophy to be something special and worth winning. He feels with the upgrade in this hardware, the site has something to be very proud of as well as the future winners of this yearly award.

GMC Hoops Awards Are On The Way!

November 21, 2008 on 3:59 pm | In GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

Good afternoon. Many of you are wondering like always when the GMC Hoops Awards are coming out, and why do they take so long? Well, not to worry because the awards will be coming soon to the web site. The reason for the delay this year was because it took so long to put together the final statistics, and I’ve created some new teams based on the statistics. This provides another opportunity for players to be recognized for their efforts back in 2007-08. Once the Peak Performer Stats and the GMC Teamwork Award Standings are completed, the GMC Hoops Awards will be revealed. Thanks again for your patience.

Middlesex’s Colacci, St. Joseph’s, East Brunswick, and South Brunswick All Earn GMC Hoops Summer Honors

August 28, 2008 on 4:27 pm | In GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–On Thursday, GMC Hoops sat down and determined what players and teams earned the first honors of the 2008-09 season. The web site went through some of its notes and summaries on games, and named Middlesex’s Mike Colacci as GMC Hoops Player of the Week for the Summer of 2008, St. Joseph’s as the GMC Profile for Team of the Week in the Summer of 2008, and South Brunswick and East Brunswick for the Game of the 2008 in the Summer of 2008.

Other candidates considered for Player of the Week were: Nikko Vastola and Gagan Dhaliwal of St. Joseph’s, Jeff Adkins and Thomas Bennett of Piscataway, Tahir Swinton of J.P. Stevens, J.J. D’Amico of Colonia, Matt Fiorino and Matt Sheehy of Bishop Ahr, Dustin Schuld of East Brunswick, Steve Blish of Monroe, Ross Gerhart of Spotswood, Anthony Patterson of Perth Amboy Tech, Joe Marciano of J.F. Kennedy, and Rob Pizzi of Sayreville.

Strong consideration was also given to the following teams for the GMC Profile: Middlesex, J.P. Stevens, Piscataway, Spotswood, and Bishop Ahr. Other games that were considered for GMC Hoops Game of the Week Honors were: Middlesex vs. Scotch Plains at the Kean Ironman Challenge, J.P. Stevens vs. Bishop Ahr in the Championship Game of the 2008 TBSA Summer League, South Brunswick vs. Monroe from the East Brunswick Team Camp, Dunellen vs. Edison and BGA and Edison from the TBSA Summer League, and East Brunswick vs. St. Patrick’s from the Linden Summer League.

Looking For More Members For The GMC Hoops All Mohawk Team

August 5, 2008 on 4:51 am | In GMC Hoops Awards | Comments Off

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJGMC Hoops is looking for more boys basketball players around the GMC that happen to have mohawks to drop us a line to let us know. Over this summer, the site saw a lot of games, and happened to catch several players from around the conference wearing mohawk haircuts. As a result, the web site has decided to put together an All Mohawk Team for the 2009 GMC Hoops Awards whenever they come out. Here is the current list of players on the team:

  • Tahir Swinton–J.P. Stevens
  • Tarik Owens–Carteret
  • Nikko Vastola–St. Joseph’s
  • Matt Sheehy–Bishop Ahr

If you know of a player that has a mohawk, please let us know by e-mailing us at gmachos@gmchoops.com. If you also have proof in the form of a photo, feel free to send us that as well.

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