Casale Selected as MMBCWA Player of the Week

Casale Selected as MMBCWA Player of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College sophomore guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) has been selected as the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches & Writers Association (MMBCWA) Player of the Week for the second time this season.

In a 2-0 week for the Monks, Casale averaged 26.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 53.1% (17-32) from the field and 63.2% (12-19) from three-point range. In a 103-87 win over UNE on Wednesday, he scored a career-high 38 points (12-21 FG, 9-13 3PT, 5-6 FT) - tying the SJC single-game trifectas made record - to go with 11 rebounds and four assists. He added 15 points and six boards in an 82-56 triumph over Bates on Saturday.

Casale also garnered Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly honor roll mention for his efforts.

Through eight games for the 6-2 Monks, Casale is averaging 25.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game. He is shooting 51.5% (68-132) from the floor, 53.8% (35-65) from downtown, and 76.3% (29-38) from the FT line and leads the team in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, field goals, three-pointers, and free throws made, and three-point percentage.

Every week the MMBCWA releases a Coaches Poll and, with 20 points, Saint Joseph's is ranked third behind Colby College (40 pts) and Husson University (28) and ahead of Bowdoin College (16) and UMaine-Farmington (12). Southern Maine and Maine Maritime also received votes in this week's rankings.

Saint Joseph's will play at Husson on Saturday at 1:00 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