School: Rumson-Fair Haven
Highlights: Barry, who stands 6-foot-1, was an electrifying guard that scored 643 points in 29 games this season for the Bulldogs. He averaged 22.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and a Shore-Conference leading 4.3 steals per game while leading Rumson-Fair Haven to a 24-5 record. He shot 43 percent from three-point range while making a state-leading 103 three-pointers. His performance in the second half of the Shore Conference Tournament Final against CBA at Monmouth University will be talked about for years to come. In that game, Barry scored 25 of his game-high 27 points in the second half as No. 11 seed Rumson-Fair Haven defeated No. 1 seed CBA, 50-24, to win the first SCT title in school history. Barry also scored 34 points and set a Boardwalk Hoop Group Showcase record for points in a 57-42 triumph over Point Beach. For his career, Barry has 1,170 points and is being recruited by Ivy League, Patriot League and Atlantic-10 schools to play basketball.
School: Christian Brothers Academy
Highlights: Andree, who stands 6-foot-8, had another outstanding year for the while scoring 587 points for the Colts (24-6). He averaged 19.6 points (career-high), 9.8 rebounds (career-high), 3.2 assists (career-high), 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks. Andree showed that he was one of the better long distance shooters in the Shore Conference by making 64 three-pointers this season and he also made 68.5 percent of his free throws (61-for-89). On January 25, Andree had 18 points including the 1,000th point of his career in a 84-65 nondivisional victory over Central Regional. He entered that game only four points shy of the 1,000th career point plateau and with a dunk with 6:03 left in the first quarter, he achieved that milestone moment. In one of his better games this season, Andree scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half in a 83-77 victory over St. Augustine in the NJSIAA Non-Public South A final. Andree now has 1,335 career points and became the second CBA player to reach 1,000 career points during their junior year. He’s been offered by George Washington, Lehigh, Bucknell, Monmouth, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Vermont.
School: Christian Brothers Academy
Highlights: Laffey elevated his game to an extraordinary level by scoring 553 points this season for the Colts (24-6). He averaged 18.4 points (career-high), 7.5 rebounds (career-high), 2.5 assists (career-high), 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game this season and at 6-foot-4 was one of the toughest players to guard in the Shore Conference. He consistently got to the foul line and made 82.9 percent (126-for-152) of his free throws and he could also beat you from long distance as he made 47 three-pointers this season. Laffey had a career-defending moment in the Non-Public South A Final against St. Augustine as he scored a career-high 38 points as the Colts edged the Hermits, 83-77, to advance to the Non-Public A State Final for the first time since 2009. Laffey was also the male recipient of the 2015 Kerwin Award. His college plans are set as he’ll play at Adelphi University on a basketball scholarship.
School: Toms River South
Highlights: Berry, who stands at six feet, cemented his status as one of the best two-sport athletes to play in the Shore Conference this season. He earned Asbury Park Press All-Shore first team honors in football in the fall and proved he could play at a high level during basketball season by scoring 650 points in 26 games for the Indians (18-9). He averaged a Shore Conference-leading 25.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.4 steals per game. He consistently got to the foul line (135-for-183) and shot 73.8 percent and he made 51 three-pointers. He finished his illustrious basketball career with 1,352 points, 520 rebounds, 210 assists and 213 steals and shot 73 percent from the foul line (244-for-334) and made 158 three-pointers. On National Signing Day, Berry picked Monmouth University and will play football for the Hawks.
Highlights: Barcas, who stands 5-foot-11, was an incredible playmaker for the Crimson Knights this season while scoring 389 points in 27 games. He averaged 14.4 points and 5.7 assists while leading Wall (19-8) to the Class B North division title this season. On February 10, he scored a career-high 31 points as the Crimson Knights defeated Neptune, 52-49, in a Class B North game. On March 3, Barcas scored 23 points including the 1,000th point of his career and helped the No. 6 seed Crimson Knights to a 46-44 NJSIAA Central Group III victory over No. 11 seed JFK-Iselin. Barcas reached the milestone exactly on a layup with 3:08 left in the game. Barcas was also a standout soccer player for the Crimson Knights in the fall. He is undecided if he’ll either play basketball or soccer in college.
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