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Erie Times-News Breakout Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Andrew Niland, Fairview

Andrew Niland

Fairview sophomore Andy Niland has the Tigers in line for another District 10 Class AA playoff spot this winter.

A sharpshooter and leader on the floor, Niland, who started as a freshman, put together a big performance against rival Mercyhurst Prep last week, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to 22 points in the 48-39 win.

He is one of the top scoring sophomores in District 10 at 14.5 points per game and is a big reason why Fairview fans can count on the Tigers remaining a D-10 contender over the next few years.

Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Boys Basketball Player of the Week?

  • Andrew Niland, Fairview (18%, 190 Votes)
  • Matt Harris, Cathedral Prep (15%, 155 Votes)
  • Jacoby Passmore, Warren (11%, 110 Votes)
  • Joe Zoltowski, Harbor Creek (7%, 74 Votes)
  • Joe Dunn, Girard (7%, 70 Votes)
  • Eugene Husband, Central Tech (6%, 64 Votes)
  • Jaymon Mason, General McLane (6%, 58 Votes)
  • Colton Edinger, Iroquois (5%, 52 Votes)
  • Trevor Clune, Meadville (5%, 47 Votes)
  • Garrett Gannoe, Rocky Grove (4%, 43 Votes)
  • Corey Ciccarelli, Titusville (2%, 24 Votes)
  • Marcus Sonoga, Hickory (2%, 24 Votes)
  • Matthew Dogan, West Middlesex (2%, 24 Votes)
  • Malquan Pullium, Strong Vincent (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Noah Uplinger, Conneaut (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Garrett Adams, Cochranton (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Demetrius McClennan, VisionQuest (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Devon Geib, Oil City (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Ryan Currie, Slippery Rock (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Jason Page, George Junior (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Tyler Luchey, Sharpsville (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,037

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Posted in: Basketball, Breakout Basketball, District 10

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