Casale Named GNAC & MMBCWA Player of the Week

Casale Named GNAC & MMBCWA Player of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College junior guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) has been selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and Maine Men's Basketball Coaches & Writers Association (MMBCWA) Player of the Week for his efforts in a pair of games last week.

In a 1-1 week for the Monks, Casale averaged 23.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists while shooting 52.9% (18-34 FG, 3-11 3PT, 7-10 FT) from the floor. The gaudy weekly stat line was highlighted by a 31-point, 19-rebound, seven-assist outburst on Saturday in a 90-83 non-conference victory over Husson. In the win, he shot 12-of-19 from the floor and had 14 of the 19 caroms in the first half. He also had 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3PT), 11 boards and seven assists across 27 minutes in an 84-74 setback versus University of New England on Wednesday.

In three games this season, Casale is averaging 23.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists while shooting 51.9% (27-52) from the field. He has registered a double-double in two of the Monks' three games this season and has notched 15 double-doubles in his career overall.

Casale shares the MMBCWA weekly award with Colby College senior guard Sam Jefferson (Newton, Mass.), who averaged 24 points over three games, including a 35-point performance Friday against Gordon, last week.

The 2019 Maine State Player of the Year and First Team All-GNAC honoree has now garnered nine weekly conference honors and eight MMBCWA weekly accolades during his career.

Saint Joseph's (1-2) will play at UMaine-Farmington tonight at 7:30 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at