Aquinas ready to ride Silas into GMC Tournament finals

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Adam Silas (Submitted photo by Adam Silas, taken by @Ronnyshotit)

Jaquan Harris – the Seton Hall-bound guard – has been out since late last season with a knee injury that required surgery, and he may or may not be back in time for the state playoffs. The timetable is similar for Terrell Pitts – one of the team’s premiere defenders – who has a deep bone bruise suffered nearly two weeks ago.

That didn’t matter in a win over Gill St. Bernard’s in a statewide top four battle nearly two weeks ago, and the reason was Adam Silas.

As it has been all year.

Silas has taken this team on his back, both stat-wise, and – much to head coach Bob Turco’s pleasure – mentally and emotionally, as the leader he always thought he could be and wanted him to be.

Tonight, Silas will be front and center as the top-seeded Trojans (24-1) take on fourth-seed Monroe (21-3) in the second game of the Greater Middlesex Conference tournament semifinals, set for 7:30 at Monroe High School.

You can hear all the action on Central Jersey Sports Radio beginning at 4:45 pm with Mike Pavlichko and the pregame for the night’s first matchup, which features 2nd-seed St. Joseph-Metuchen and 3rd-seed Colonia. Click here to listen.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk head coach Bob Turco about the matchup with Monroe, the school where he got his head coaching start:

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