More Awards for Werner

After being tabbed 2006 Asbury Park Press Boys Basketball Player of the Year and 2006 Jersey Shore Player of the Year, the postseason continues to get even better for NC State signee Dan Werner.

After being tabbed the 2006 Asbury Park Press Boys Basketball Player of the Year and 2006 Jersey Shore Player of the Year, the postseason continues to get even better for NC State signee Dan Werner.

Werner has now been named the 2006 Associated Press New Jersey State Player of the Year and first-team AP All-State.

Werner has also been selected the 2006 MSG Network/Daily News Tri-State Player of the Year. The award is given annually to the best basketball player in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

The Lincroft (NJ) Christian Brothers Academy standout averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks as a senior, while shooting 58 percent from the floor, including 41 percent behind the arc, and 74 percent from the foul line.

Werner played his best when it mattered the most, as he came up big for CBA against top-notch competition. He scored 32 points in a two-point loss to perennial power St. Anthony's, and registered a season-high 41 points in a 99-93 double-overtime win over Chester (Pa.) High, a number that included seven 3-pointers.

Dan Werner

In what was labeled a "rebuilding year" at the beginning of the season, Werner led CBA to a stellar 27-2 record. The 6-foot-8 forward was the only returning starter from last year's 26-3 squad, but CBA went on to capture its 14th Shore Conference title and 14th NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public A title under legendary head coach Ed Wicelinski. Werner's tenure at CBA produced a 93-18 record, including a 53-5 mark over the past two seasons.

While earning Player of the Year honors, Werner also was selected first-team all-state.

He follows current Wolfpack freshman Brandon Costner as New Jersey State Player of the Year. Costner, a 6-foot-8 forward who missed the 2005-06 season with a leg injury, was the 2005 recipient of the award.

Werner inked with NC State in November after seriously considering West Virginia, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and St. Joe's among others.

Next up for Werner is the Capital Classic, an event held on April 13th in Washington, D.C. on the campus of George Washington University.


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