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Seaview Orthopaedics Week 8 Player of the Week

Zayier Dean, Ocean

While Ocean has struggled to win games with its young core, Dean has been one of the Shore’s most productive freshmen throughout the 2021-22 campaign.

Last week, he led his team in scoring in two out of three games, going for 13 points in a loss at Manasquan that was close for about 18 minutes and 28 in a 54-49 loss to Jackson Liberty.

In the third game, Dean scored 16 points and, thanks to a last-second shot by classmate James Sobieski, the Spartans beat Long Branch for their third win of the season.

Ocean freshman Zayier Dean. (Photo provided by Ocean boys basketball)
Ocean freshman Zayier Dean. (Photo provided by Ocean boys basketball)
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Dean took home the Week 8 Player of the Week with 42 percent of the vote, which was well ahead of the duo -- Ranney senior T.J. Braswell-Brown (second) and Howell senior Joe Dupuis (third)  that were one vote apart for second place. As the eighth Player of the Week in 2021-22, Dean will receive a $25 gift card to the Turning Point and a long-sleeve t-shirt courtesy of Seaview Orthopaedics.