Anthony Melesurgo, the Central Jersey Sports Radio Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in 2020, helped navigate his team last year through numerous hurdles. Few of them occurred on the court.
There was COVID. Then there was George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
This year, after just a two games, it was another COVID stoppage.
Bound Brook beat Warren Hills on the road just two days before Christmas, and hasn’t played since. They had a pair of games scheduled at home in the Crusader Classic, but Point Pleasant Beach had to cancel because of COVID, scrapping Brook’s opening game. Then, Bound Brook themselves had to cancel for the same reason the next day.
After two weeks off, they got back to practice today (Friday) and Saturday (tomorrow) will take on neighboring Middlesex in the Skyland-GMC Coaches vs. Coronavirus Challenge. It’s a rivalry game that should attract a good crowd.
You can hear the game on Central Jersey Sports Radio at 6 pm, the final game of the Skyland-GMC Coaches vs. Coronavirus Classic, right after after the Franklin-Timothy Christian game. Mike Pavlichko has all the play by play, with Timothy Christian coach Dennis McNulty providing color commentary. Click here to listen.
Click below to hear Bound Brook head coach Anthony Melesurgo talk about the early season, and Saturday’s game against Middlesex: