Highlights: In 27 games this season, Beverette averaged 20.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 5.5 steals per game. He led the Piners (26-3) to the Shore Conference Class B South division title, the Shore Conference Tournament title and the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II title. He had some of his best moments in the postseason. In the SCT final, he had 10 points as the Piners defeated Point Beach, 39-33, to win their first SCT title since 1991. In the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II final, he had 17 points as the Piners defeated Manasquan, 62-49, to win their second sectional title under coach Randy Holmes. Beverette is a four-year player for the Piners and finished his career with 1,382 points. He played both football and basketball this school year. He will attend Stony Brook University and play football for the Seawolves.
Highlights: Firkser is a strong, quick point guard with incredible court vision. In 24 games this season, he averaged 21.3 points and 7.6 assists. He also made 61 3-pointers and shot 98-for-140 from the foul line for 70 percent. He led Manalapan (14-10) to a tie for third place in the Shore Conference Class A North division and to the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament. For the last two years, Firkser led the Braves in scoring and assists. For his career, Firkser played in 91 games, finished with 1,362 points, 163 3-pointers and shot 246-for-332 from the foul line for 74.1 percent. He will attend Harvard University where he will play both football and basketball for the Crimson.
Highlights: Walsh was a double-double threat every time he took the court this season for the Warriors (23-4). He averaged 17.7 points, a Shore Conference leading 16.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game this season. He helped Manasquan win the Shore Conference Class A Central division title, get to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals and the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II final. Walsh was also picked as the male recipient of this year’s Kerwin award. For his career, Walsh had 1,195 points, 1,020 rebounds and 234 blocks. He will attend Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., and play basketball for the Skyhawks.
School: Point Beach
Highlights: Farrell elevated his game this season to become one of the best point guards in the Shore Conference. He played in 32 games and averaged 15.4 points, 6.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game. He led Point Beach to the Shore Conference Class B Central division title, the Shore Conference Tournament final and the NJSIAA Central Group I sectional title, which was the first in school history. Farrell also led the Garnet Gulls (28-4) to their first state title with a 43-39 victory over Dayton on March 10 at Rutgers University. Point Beach played group IV state champion Atlantic City in the TOC quarterfinals and Farrell had a team-high 23 points, a team-high eight assists, five rebounds and four steals in an 80-73 double overtime loss to the Vikings. Farrell has one year of high school basketball remaining but already has career totals of 847 points, 193 rebounds, 368 assists and 104 3-pointers.
School: Colts Neck
Highlights: Federici became the team’s go-to-player this season. He played in 24 games and averaged 21.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He was the team MVP in Colts Neck’s 47-43 victory over Long Branch in the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase game on Jan. 12. Federici went 5-for-8 from the foul line in the final 2:57 and finished with a team-high 16 points in the game. He helped the Cougars (22-6) win the Shore Conference Class A North division and advance to the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. In Colts Neck’s 58-57 loss to Toms River North in the SCT quarterfinals, Federici scored a game-high 30 points. He missed Colts Neck’s three games in the NJSIAA Tournament due to a season-ending groin injury suffered on Feb. 23 in an 84-45 loss to Roselle Catholic in a regular season game. Federici listed prep school for his post-high school plans.