2012-13 Season In Review:
SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS 26
BEST OVERALL RECORD ALL TIME 26-3
SKYLAND VALLEY DIV CHAMPS BACK TO BACK TO BACK
UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY 3 STRAIGHT YEARS
2012 CRUSADER CLASSIC CHAMPS
BEST START IN SCHOOL HISTORY 21-0
SOMERSET COUNTY SEMI-FNALS APPEARANCE
CJ GROUP 1 FINALS APPEARANCE
4 College Basketball Scholarships
Hamilton Capellan 1,000 Points
Last 3 Years Record of 72-13
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Bound Brook's Own Deven Baker
Invited to Oakland Raiders Mini Camp
Congrats to Jack Welti Signing
with Georgian Court
Lakewood, N.J.- The Georgian Court University Department of Athletics and Recreation would like to welcome Jack Weltias the fifth student-athlete to officially sign his National Letter of Intent to join the inaugural GCU Men's Basketball squad!
Jack joins his senior teammates Hamilton Capellan and Jonathan Rodriguez as the third Bound Brook High School (N.J.) student-athlete to commit to playing men’s basketball collegiately with the Lions.
Welti had a stellar senior season at Bound Brook where he earned All-State Group I, First Team Skyland Conference, Second Team All-Somerset County, 2nd Team All Area Courier News and Star Ledger All-Sharp Shooter Team honors.
Welti led the Crusaders in scoring at 17 points-per-game while also leading the squad in rebounding at 7.5 rebounds-per-game. Jack helped guide Bound Brook to their best season in school history with a 26-3 overall record, a sectional finals appearance and a Somerset County Final Four appearance.
At 6'5”, Jack will be versatile player for the Georgian Court next year with the size to score and defend in the post and the guard skills to play on the perimeter.
“I’m very excited to add Jack to our team,” said GCU Head Coach Enrico Mastroianni. “He is a guy that can change a game for us at any given moment on either end of the floor; he plays with passion and a purpose and those qualities cannot be taught.”
2013-14 Schedule Beginning to Round out click on schedule for the schedule as of today!
Let the Post Season Awards Begin:
Star Ledger All State 2nd Team Grp. 1
Star Ledger All-State 3rd Team Grp.1
Star Ledger All County 1st Team
Star Ledger All County 2nd Team
Star Ledger All County 2nd Team
Courier News 1st Team:
Courier News 2nd Team:
Courier News Honorable Mention
Jack Welti, Hamilton Capellan
Courier News Game of the Year
Bound Brook vs. RU Prep
ALL 6th Man team
Skyland Conference 1st Team:
Ricky Holliday, JD Rodriguez, Jack Welti, Hamilton Capellan
Skyland Conference Honorable Mention:
North/South All-Star Team:
COURIER NEWS ARTICLE
BOUND BROOK DEFENSE TAKES OVER BURLINGTON CITY — You can only put five players on the court at a time, but it seemed like the Bound Brook High School boys basketball team had 10 pairs of hands defending Burlington City Saturday.
The omnipresent Crusaders recorded 19 steals and dozens of deflections, fueling an 85-62 victory in the NJSIAA Central Group I semifinals. They will visit powerhouse Point Pleasant Beach Tuesday, 6 p.m. in the sectional title game, Bound Brook’s first on the hardwood since 1979.
“Our guards dictated the entire game---pressured them and made them feel uncomfortable,” Bound Brook coach Anthony Melesurgo said. “The first half was the best defense we’ve played in the nine years I’ve been the coach.”
Senior guard J.D. Rodriguez led the way with 23 points, nine steals and six assists. His two steals in the opening minutes set the tone as third-seeded Bound Brook (26-2) jumped out to a 10-0 lead.
“The first three minutes, that’s what makes or breaks a team,” said Bound Brook senior guard Ricky Holliday, who finished with 16 points and five steals. “Coach told us to be active on defense and keep our hands up. That’s where all the deflections and steals came from.”
Senior guard Hamilton Capellan hit two 3-pointers in the first 4:40 to stake the Crusaders to a 15-2 lead. He tallied 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter, which ended with Bound Brook ahead 21-7. Capellan also ended up with six steals.
“He was our spark. He got us started,” Rodriguez said of Capellan.
Bound Brook’s bench played a key role too. There was no drop-off when Isaiah Williams and Ricky Hayes came in. Melesurgo went eight deep in the first half to keep everyone fresh.
“Isiah Williams to me is a starter,” Melesurgo said. “When he comes in it’s a continuation; in fact it gives even more energy to us. Ricky Hayes comes off the bench and does all the little things, drawing charges and diving for loose balls.”
Williams scored four points and senior center Leon Johnson netted eight.
“We’ve done a good job this whole year of playing together and knowing what the roles are,” Melesurgo said. “A lot of guys have sacrificed a lot for this team.”
Second-seeded Burlington City (25-3) never had a chance. Rodriguez opened the second quarter with a 4-point play — he got fouled while draining a 3 in the left corner and then made the free throw. It was 42-19 at halftime and 64-38 after three quarters.
The only hiccup for Bound Brook took place off the court. Burlington City has no visitors’ locker room. Melesurgo said his request to use a nearby classroom as a staging area was rejected. The teams shared the lone lockerroom beforehand, and afterward Melesurgo said he was told by security officials to head directly to the bus as Burlington City occupied the lockerroom. Several Crusaders ended up changing into their sweats outside in the cold.
Given the way they performed, nobody seemed to mind.
“This has been a memorable, unbelievable season for us,” Melesurgo said. “And I think we’re peaking right now, at the best time.”
Staff writer Jerry Carino: firstname.lastname@example.org