Posted On: 02/22/21 8:32 AM

The 2021 basketball season is coming into its final couple weeks of the season, creating debate for season awards. It is especially difficult in the NJIC as there are currently four teams that boast unblemished records. The race for Player of the Year is heated with numerous players having the opportunity to win it. Here are the top candidates for NJIC Player of the Year.

David MagerDavidMager6'3" | SGDwight-Englewood | 2022StateNJ, 6’3 SG Dwight-Englewood 2022

The Bulldogs were reeling after the loss of point guard Jayden LemondJaydenLemond6'2" | CGDwight-Englewood | 2023NJ, but Mager has proven to be ready for a larger role. The 6’3 lefty plays with a scorer’s mentality as he knows how to create for himself in the half court and has a good release on his jumper. Mager is acting more like a play-maker this season as he nearly recorded a triple-double in the opening game of the season. He is making more plays on the defensive end and is a strong rebounder. Mager has improved his all-around game for Dwight-Englewood, which should translate into big results for him in the future.

Jamling LamaJamlingLama6'0" | PGSecaucus | 2021StateNJ, 6’0 PG Secaucus 2021

Lama’s scoring average may have dropped a little from last year, but

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