The Shore Conference was one of the more consistent conferences last season as six teams played in sectional finals with three of them ending up as sectional winners. The All-Shore teams were laden with seniors as, , , and are the only remaining All-Shore players left. Here are the potential first time All-Shore candidates to watch this season.
, 6’8 PF St. Rose 2024
The Purple Roses will be one of the teams to beat in the Shore Conference and Hodge’s presence down low will be one to watch in 2022-23. The 6’8 forward is comfortable playing on the perimeter as he can put the ball on the floor and hit open jumpers from behind the arc. Hodge rises up nicely for dunks and has a nice touch in the paint. He rips down rebounds at both ends of the floor and swats almost everything around the basket. Hodge will be a nightmare to stop for Shore Conference teams with his ability to impact the game at both ends of the floor.
, 6’0 PG Red Bank Regional 2023
Valentino is the Shore Conference’s third best returning scorer with Holmes-Cotter and Hester being the only two who outscored him. The 6’0 guard attacks the basket with a purpose as he is a good finisher around the basket and does not mind contact. Valentino does not get rattled by on-ball pressure and rises up with confidence on his jumper. He is a solid passer and slides his feet on the defensive end. Valentino will be the go-to scorer for the Buccaneers again this season and has a chance to eclipse the 1,000-point mark in 2022-23.
, 6’3 SG Brick Memorial 2023
Michigan led the Mustangs in scoring last season and should do so again in his senior season. The 6’3 guard has a smooth release on his jumper and can knock down triples in bunches. Michigan moves well without the ball in his hands and is a solid finisher around the basket. He is a good rebounder for a guard and is an underrated passer. Michigan’s ability to knock down jumpers from behind the arc is something that will help his stock in a big way in 2022-23.
, 5’10 PG Holmdel 2024
The Hornets have the opportunity to make some noise in the Shore Conference this season with Seeloch returning to run the offense. The 5’10 guard has a good handle and is rarely sped up by on-ball pressure. Seeloch has a nice release on his jumper and can finish around the basket nicely. He knows how to get his teammates involved in the half court and slides his feet on the defensive end. Seeloch’s ability to run the offense efficiently is something that will help his game and Holmdel in 2022-23.
, 5’10 PG Manasquan 2024
Frauenheim is the engine for the Warriors’ offense and will be looking to take them back to the sectional final this season. The 5’10 point guard plays with poise with the ball in his hands and finds his open teammates in the half court. Frauenheim has a nice touch on his floater and shoots the ball with confidence from behind the arc. He has the ability to play off the ball and is a tough on-ball defender. Frauenheim is a true floor general who will be making plays at both ends of the floor for Manasquan this season.