Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Jan. 8, 2024

Monday, January 8, 2024 | 5:45 PM

Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Joey Dopirak

School: North Allegheny

Class: Senior

Position: Guard/Forward

What coach says: “We have had guys out and we have had to rely on him more as a scorer. The impressive thing has been his efficiency. He’s only taking about 14 shots in those games. His biggest improvement overall this season has been on the defensive end.” — North Allegheny boys basketball coach Dave DeGregorio

#Earned: It was a consistently dominating start to 2024 for Dopirak. On Wednesday, North Allegheny opened up Section 1-6A play with a 12-point victory over New Castle at home as Dopirak led all scorers with 32 points. Two days later, the Tigers traveled to rival Pine-Richland and rolled past the Rams, 50-28. Dopirak outscored the hosts as he registered his second straight 32-point performance.

Background: Dopirak led the Tigers in scoring and rebounding last season with 13.8 points per game and 145 rebounds. At 6-foot-6, his size and skill set presents matchup issues for opposing coaches. His younger brother Bobby is also a member of the Tigers basketball team.

2023 Trib HSSN boys basketball players of the week

Week 12 – Brandin Cummings, Lincoln Park

Week 11 – Bryce Robson, Deer Lakes

Week 10 – Stephen Goetz, Northgate

Week 9 – Dante DePante, Central Catholic

Week 8 Rodney Gallagher, Laurel Highlands

Week 7 – Dunny Rowe, McKeesport

Week 6 – Shea Champine, Bishop Canevin

Week 5 – Vinnie Cugini, Aquinas Academy

Week 4 – Makahi Valentine, Steel Valley

Week 3 – Royce Parham, North Hills

Week 2 – Jaydis Kennedy, Geibel Catholic

Week 1 – Joe Roth, Ellwood City


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