SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys’ basketball team is off to a 3-0 start for the first time in years, and junior forward Jack Brady is a major reason why. Brady is this week’s Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week for his phenomenal offensive performances on the hardwood this week.

On Tuesday at Summit, Brady turned in one of the finest offensive performances any Raider has put together recently. In SP-F’s big 59-36 win over the Hilltoppers, Brady scored 20 points while grabbing three rebounds and dishing out two assists.  

The 20-point game certainly wasn’t a fluke.

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On opening day at Elizabeth, the junior turned in a team-leading 13 points in a Raider win, 50-47, over the Minutemen at the Dunn Center. Brady turned in his third double-digit performance in as many games Thursday, when he scored 10 points in the Raiders’ home opener victory, 35-28, against Edison.

Through the Raiders’ first three games, Brady leads the team in points-per-game (14.3).

His efforts have contributed in a major way to the undefeated Raiders’ early success. The team has already matched its total number of wins from last year, three. It took the Raiders over two months to achieve that number in the 2015-16 season, and this year, it’s taken them less than a week.

While Brady keeps scoring and the Raiders keep winning, Scotch Plains-Fanwood fans have reason to believe the team can return to its 2008 State Champion form. But for now, it’s just one game at a time for the Raiders.

Each Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week honoree will be invited to submit an essay entitled, "What It Means to Be a Student-Athlete." The winning submission will receive a $1,000 TAPintoSPF-Yeti MMA scholarship in June 2017.

The Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Yeti MMA and its owner, David Martin. Located at 2507 Route 22 West in Scotch Plains (next to Bowcraft), the facility offers training in a variety of disciplines: boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and strength training. Call (908) 858-5558 and mention the TAPintoSPF-Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week and get a 15% discount on a one-year membership. For more information, email