Johnson senior Visconti now 17 points away from 2,000 as he scores 26 to help lead Crusaders to 62-52 UCT win at Plainfield; Next game is at Delaware Valley Feb. 12

PHOTO COURTESY OF GENE NANN – Johnson senior George Visconti is now just 17 points shy of 2,000 for his career.

JOHNSON SENIOR BOYS’ BASKETBALL PLAYER
GEORGE VISCONTI (No. 14)

1,983 career points with 3 regular season games and at least one more county tournament game and one state tournament game to go. Johnson’s next game is at Delaware Valley Monday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

JOHNSON BOYS’ BASKETBALL 2017-2018:
(13-6 overall, 9-1 won share of UCC’s Sky Division title with New Providence)

Dec. 15: Johnson 68, New Providence 58 – at Johnson
George Visconti 16 points – put him at 1,606

Dec. 19: Johnson 86, Roselle Park 59 – at Johnson
George Visconti 27 points – put him at 1,633

Dec. 23: Johnson 55, New Egypt 37 – at Johnson
George Visconti 18 points – put him at 1,651

Dec. 27: Rahway 74, Johnson 68 – at Rahway
George Visconti 26 points – put him at 1,677

Dec. 29: Holmdel 53, Johnson 50 – at Rahway
George Visconti 19 points – put him at 1,696

Jan. 6: Johnson 67, Christ the King 53 – at Johnson
George Visconti 28 points – put him at 1,724

Jan. 11: Johnson 51, Oratory Prep 39 – at Johnson
George Visconti 20 points – put him at 1,744

Jan. 14: Union 58, Johnson 47 – at Kean University
George Visconti 13 points – put him at 1,757

Jan. 16: Johnson 48, Brearley 27 – at Brearley
George Visconti 5 points – put him at 1,762

Jan. 18: New Providence 79, Johnson 65 – at New Providence
George Visconti 20 points – put him at 1,782

Jan. 20: St. Peter’s Prep 59, Johnson 51 – at Kean University
George Visconti 18 points – put him at 1,800

Jan. 23: Johnson 81, Roselle Park 51 – at Roselle Park
George Visconti 30 points – put him at 1,830

Jan. 27: Johnson 59, Oratory Prep 38 – at Oratory Prep
George Visconti 18 points – put him at 1,848

Jan. 30: Johnson 73, Dayton 41 – at Dayton
George Visconti 21 points – put him at 1,869

Feb. 1: Johnson 72, Brearley 39 – a Johnson
George Visconti 19 points – put him at 1,888

Feb. 3: Johnson 72, St. Rose, Belmar 44 – at Roselle Catholic
George Visconti 20 points – put him at 1,908

Feb. 6: Johnson 69, Dayton 41 – at Johnson
George Visconti 19 points – put him at 1,927

Feb. 8: Summit 77, Johnson 76 – at Johnson
George Visconti 30 points – put him at 1,957

Feb. 10: 14-Johnson 62, 11-Plainfield 52 – UCT first round at Plainfield
George Visconti 26 points – put him at 1,983

REMAINING:

Feb. 12 at Delaware Valley, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 at 6-Rahway, UCT second round, TBA

Feb. 21 at Brick, 5 p.m.

Feb. 23 at Pequannock, 7 p.m.

Feb. 27 South River, 7 p.m. – CJ, G2 first round

 

GEORGE VISCONTI SEASON-BY-SEASON BREAKDOWN:

Freshman year – 2014-2015 – Johnson went 12-12

24 games, 429 points, 17.9 average, 24 3s

Sophomore year – 2015-2016 – Johnson went 12-13 and made states

25 games, 594 points, 23.8 average, 40 3s

Junior year – 2016-2017 – Johnson went 22-5 and made states again

27 games, 567 points, 21.0 average, 55 3s

Senior year – 2017-2018 – Johnson is 13-6 through Feb. 10 and has made states again

19 games, 393 points, 20.7 average, 44 3s

 

CAREER TOTALS THROUGH TEAM’S FIRST 19 GAMES THIS YEAR:

95 games (has not missed one), 1,983 points, 20.9 average, 163 3s

 

SEASON-HIGH GAMES:

Freshman year – 2014-2015:

Game 12 – a 70-49 home win over Brearley on Jan. 20, 2015

Visconti scored 29.

Sophomore year – 2015-2016:

Game 9 – a 76-74 OT loss at home to New Providence on Jan. 14, 2016

Visconti scored 39 (which is his career-high).

Junior year – 2016-2017:

Game 2 – an 81-54 win at Roselle Park on Dec. 20, 2016

Visconti scored 36.

Senior year (through first 19 games) – 2017-2018:

Game 12 – an 81-51 win at Roselle Park on Jan. 23, 2018

Game 18 – a 77-76 loss at home to Summit on Feb. 8, 2018

Visconti scored 30 in both games.

NOTES: Johnson won the UCC’s Sky Division championship outright in

2015-2016 and 2016-2017, the program’s first division titles.

Johnson started 17-1 last year and then reached the Central Jersey,

Group 2 state championship game.

 

2,000 POINT BOYS’ BASKETBALL SCORERS IN NEW JERSEY

(the list continues to grow):

Dajuan Wagner, Camden (2001) – 3,462

John Somogyi, St. Peter’s, New Brunswick (1968) – 3,310

Paul Gause, Schalick (2005) – 3,146

Reggie Welch, Woodrow Wilson (1992) – 2,938

Les Cason, East Rutherford (1971) – 2,871

Ernest Turner, Sterling (2001) – 2,806

Kent Culuko, Mahwah (1991) – 2,780

Kevin Walls, Camden (1984) – 2,775

Joe Crispin, Pitman (1997) – 2,654

LaMarr Greer, Middle Township (1994) – 2,637

Ron Payton, Hun (1978) – 2,624

John Gerdy, Passaic Valley (1975) – 2,613

Pat Sullivan, Bogota (1990) – 2,546

Quincy Lee, Paulsboro (1992) – 2,543

Reggie Miller, Pleasantville (1976) – 2,505

Corey Raji, Westwood (2007) – 2,497

Trey Lowe, Ewing (2015) – 2,492

Clayton Brown, Palmyra (1998) – 2,446

Nate Johnson, Camden (1996) – 2,424

Greg Barr, Camden (1992) – 2,380

Bill Willoughby, Englewood (1975) – 2,371

Mike Edwards, Eastern (1989) – 2,351

Matt Tobin, Hopatcong (2011) – 2,350

Larry Bland, Glassboro (1986) – 2,339

Jon Crispin, Pitman (1999) – 2,324

Ahmad Hassan, Leonia (2007) – 2,314

Chris Jent, Sparta (1988) – 2,287

Ernie Goodis, MKSD (1975) – 2,284

Kelly Tripucka, Bloomfield (1977) – 2,278

John Blackgrove, Pascack Valley (2001) – 2,237

Tim Thomas, Paterson Catholic (1996) – 2,232

Mike Gibney, Wood-Ridge (2013) – 2,214

Rick Apodaca, North Bergen (1999) – 2,206

Tom Sienkiewicz, Becton (1977) – 2,202

Ray Lucas, Harrison (1991) – 2,198

Bill Raftery, St. Cecilia’s of Kearny (1959) – 2,193

Isaiah Briscoe, Roselle Catholic (2015) – 2,176

Eric Williams, Newark Academy (1975) – 2,163

Kevin Harvey, Paulsboro (1996) – 2,161

John Leahy, Middle Township (1990) – 2,139

Victor Carstarphen, Camden (1998) – 2,136

Glenn Sekunda, Parsippany Hills (1991) – 2,130

Keith Gorman, Gloucester (1998) – 2,128

Sandy Burgos, Fort Lee (2010) – 2,121

Jeff Schiffner, Mendham (2000) – 2,112

Keon Lawrence, Weequahic (2006) – 2,109

Davon Reed, Princeton Day (2013) – 2,102

Curtis Barnes, Glassboro (1977) – 2,096

Dennis Tobin, Hopatcong (1978) – 2,091

Tom Calabrese, Cliffside Park (1974) – 2,088

Chris Orozco, Tenafly (2012) – 2,062

Tim Burns, St. Joseph (2004) – 2,043

Dan Leahy, Wildwood Catholic (1988) – 2,030

Alphonso Gee, Kennedy (2016) – 2,030

Walter Heard, Buena (1991) – 2,027

Richie O’Connor, St. Michaels, JC (1969) – 2,025

Chris Santo, Cherry Hill East (2011) – 2,013

Rob Tucker, Morristown-Beard (1980) – 2,013

Justin Crosgile, DePaul (2009) – 2,010

Dan Earl, Shawnee (1993) – 2,006

Milt Wagner, Camden (1981) – 2,003

Charlie Nanick, Pompton Lakes (1993) – 2,003

Ja’Quaye James, Teaneck (2018) – 2,000 and counting

Accomplished Jan. 1, 2018.

Jalen Carey, Montclair Immaculate (2018) – 2,000 and counting

Accomplished Feb. 1, 2018.

Kyion Flanders, Wildwood (2018) – 2,000 and counting

Accomplished Feb. 10, 2018.

George Visconti, Johnson (2018) – 1,983 and counting (through Feb. 10 game)

At least 3 regular season games remaining, plus one more county tournament game

and one state tournament game guaranteed.

WEB SOURCES:

Philly.com – South Jersey

Kevin Maloney the Times – Mercer County

Greg Mattura the Record – Bergen/Passaic

Mark Kitchin – Morris/Sussex

Mike Kinney, Steve Tober – Essex

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