Ex-CHS guard Kolek is Gatorade R.I. Player of Year at St. George’s

Ex-CHS guard Kolek is Gatorade R.I. Player of Year at St. George’s

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland’s Tyler Kolek, a junior guard for the St. George’s School boys’ basketball team in Middletown, was named the Gatorade R.I. Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year last Friday following his exceptional rookie season with the Dragons.

Kolek, who had spent the past three seasons at Cumberland High, averaged 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.5 steals per game this past season to help the Dragons (16-9) reach the NEPSAC (New England Prep School Athletic Council) Class B Tournament quarterfinals. Kolek was also the MVP of the Independent School League and a NEPSAC Class B All-Star selection.

Off the court, Kolek has maintained a ‘B’ average in the classroom and volunteered locally with the Boys and Girls Club and as a youth basketball coach.

“Tyler Kolek is a stud,” Lamar Reddicks, the head coach of Milton Academy, said in a press release. “He can score at all three levels. He’s a very dangerous shooter with an extremely quick release. The bigger the game, the better he played.”

At Cumberland High, Kolek was a three-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer, As a junior, he was a First-Team All-State selection who led the state in scoring, averaging 24.3 points per game, and helped the Clippers win the Division II regular-season title and reach the Final Four of the Open Tournament.