Saugus' Myles Manalaysay has been named the 2020-2021 Item Player of the Year for boys basketball. (Item File Photo)
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Saugus’ Myles Manalaysay named 2020-2021 Item Player of the Year for boys basketball

After rallying back from losing a coach right before a pandemic-shortened season, Saugus senior guard Myles Manalaysay has been named the 2020-2021 Item Player of the Year for boys basketball. 

Despite all of the challenges, Manalaysay managed to average 18 points per game for the Sachems. He also contributed four rebounds and five assists per game, in addition to leading the way on the other end of the floor with his defensive prowess. He was the team’s on-court leader at the point guard spot, often getting his team into position before starting an offensive sequence. And despite the Sachems finishing with a 4-9 record in a shortened year, Manalaysay kept his teammates pushing the whole season.

There were also six players named to this year’s All-Item Team in St. Mary’s junior Ali Barry, Salem senior Bobby Jellison, Swampscott senior Andrew Augustin, Lynnfield senior Luke Martinho, Bishop Fenwick senior…

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