Boys basketball player of the year
Atlantic City boys basketball player of the year Dayshawn Reynolds has committed to play football at Temple University.
- Dayshawn Reynolds by the numbers
37: Number of seconds left in regulation when Reynolds sank a long-range 3-pointer to tie the state Group IV title game against Linden. The Vikings won 60-54 in overtime.
30: The school record number of wins for the Atlantic City High School boys basketball team this season.
19-2: Atlantic City boys basketball team’s record in elimination games the past two season.
23: Number of points Reynolds scored to lead the Vikings to a 57-51 win over Middle Township in the Cape-Atlantic League championship.
10: Number of touchdown catches Reynolds scored last fall.
212: Number of receiving yards Reynolds had in a 34-28 win over Egg Harbor Township on Sept. 14, 2012.
- Five memorable Dayshawn Reynolds moments
1. Kickoff return leads to upset: Reynolds emerges as one of the region’s top players as a junior when returns a kickoff 92 yards for touchdown with 6 minutes, 6 seconds left in the game to propel Atlantic City to a 13-9 upset of Hammonton on Oct. 28, 2011.
2. Clutch on the court: Reynolds first shows his ability to sink clutch basketball shots when he makes a critical 3-pointer in a first-round playoff win over Absegami on Feb. 28, 2012. Atlantic City had blown a five-point lead in the final 40 seconds of regulation against Absegami. The Vikings trailed by two points in overtime. Reynolds’ 3-pointer gave the Vikings a one-point lead with 1 minute, 55 seconds left in overtime. If the shot doesn’t go in, Atlantic City probably loses and that changes history.
3. Touchdown to clinch playoff berth: Reynolds makes a leaping 44-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter to propel Atlantic City to a 33-25 win over Absegami on Nov. 9, 2012. Atlantic City clinches a South Jersey Group V playoff spot with the win. The win comes at the end of a hectic two weeks for Atlantic City. Hurricane Sandy damaged the homes of several Vikings.
4. Rally for Cape-Atlantic League title: Reynolds scores a season-high 23 points as Atlantic City rallies in the fourth quarter to beat Middle Township 57-51 to win the Cape-Atlantic League championship at Richard Stockton College on Feb. 23. Reynolds sank 4-of-5 3-point attempts and 7-of-8 foul shots.
5. Huge 3-pointer pushes Vikings to back-to-back titles: Atlantic City trails Linden by three points in the state Group IV title game on March 10. There was less than 1 minute left. If Atlantic City doesn’t score, the Vikings’ hopes of back-to-back state titles would vanish. Reynolds pulls up from NBA range and sinks a 3-pointer to tie the game with 37 seconds left in regulation. The Vikings rally from that point to beat Linden 60-54 in overtime and win their second straight state title.
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