He suited up for the junior varsity as a freshman, missed his sophomore season to injury and last year, as a junior, started one game for the men’s basketball team at Clark University.
But Nicholas DaPrato, a former captain at Marshfield High, never stopped challenging himself.
“There was always a reason to keep going and not looking back,’’ said the 6-foot senior guard, who has emerged as a go-to player on a team loaded with freshmen and sophomores.
On Monday, he was tabbed the NEWMAC’s Player of the Week following a 27-point performance against Anna Maria, in which he added a career-high seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in a 94-86 victory. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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