Tobin’s success brings top scorers to mind

By Mark Kitchin

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Congratulations to Hopatcong’s Matt Tobin for reaching the 2,000-point milestone with a 23-point performance in the Chiefs’ win over Boonton on Monday.  He finished the game with 2,016 points for his varsity career. If he was playing for a Morris County team, Tobin would have vaulted to No. 3 on the career scoring  list.

Although toppling the highest total of a Morris County basketball player is not in his sights, he will do just that if he can reach the 2,287 point total set by Sparta’s Chris Jent. The top career Morris County point scorer Glenn Sekunda was a standout at Parsippany Hills. He moved on to play collegiately at Syracuse and Penn State before having a lengthy professional career in Italy. The No. 2 Morris County scorer Jeff Schiffner had a strong career at Mendham High and also did well at the University of Pennsylvania. Rob Tucker is a relative of current San Diego Chargers Jyles Tucker. Murphy, the Delbarton School standout who grew up in Sparta, played only three years of varsity at the Morristown school. He went on to be a first round draft pick for the Golden State Warriors and has also played for the Indiana Pacers and is currently on the New Jersey Nets.

Top 10 boys basketball scorers in Morris County

1. Glenn Sekunda, Parsippany Hills, 1991, 2,130 points.

2. Jeff Schiffner, Mendham, 2000, 2,112 points.

3. Rob Tucker, Morristown-Beard, 1980, 2,013 points.

4. Troy Murphy, Delbarton 1998, 1,892 points.

5. Dave Halloran, Morris Catholic, 1979, 1,860 points.

6. Rob Hill, Hanover Park, 1987, 1,753 points.

7. Brian Touhey, Dover, 1977, 1,750 points.

8. Mike Luzzi, Morris Catholic, 2004, 1,676 points

8. John Barrett, Mountain Lakes, 1997, 1,672 points.

9. Greg Clay, West Morris, 1980, 1,615 points.

10. Rob Patton, Mendham, 1987, 1,607 points.

Top 3 boys basketball scorers in Sussex County

1. Chris Jent, Sparta, 1988, 2,287 points.

2. Dennis Tobin, Hopatcong, 1978, 2,091 points.

3. Matt Tobin Hopatcong 2011, 2,016 points.

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Mark Kitchin is a boys varsity basketball writer for the Morris County New Jersey area

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