Garden State's best of the best by position.
Here they are! New Jersey best of the best! These are the player that we feel will make the most noise this season, and contribute to their prospective high school teams the most. Let's just give them some glory right now because this is as good as it gets!
NEW JERSEY 1ST TEAM
C - Sarmardo Samuels, St. Benedict's (Jr.) - Big time college prospect. Has a great upside! Samardo has only been playing ball in the US for only 4 years. He's only a Junior!
F - Corey Stokes, St. Benedict's (Sr.) - What more can we say about Mr. Stokes. He's had a solid high school career. It seem that we've been watching him shoot that long range "J" forever. Stokes really can really stretch a defense with his shooting.
F - Jeff Robinson, St. Patrick's (Sr.) - Jeff is a human highlight reel on the break. Nobody in the state dunks better than Mr. Robinson. The Memphis State bound Sr. will be integral to St. Patrick's effort to repeat as TOC champs.
G - Corey Fischer, St. Patrick's (Sr.) - Corey Fisher has already shown that he has more than just "Flash" in his game. Fischer has been to back-to-back Tournament of Champions Finals, as he lead his team to the title last year. Look for him to repeat the feat again this year.
G - Corey Chandler, Newark East Side (Sr.) - He is the best shooter in the state, when he's hot the Rutgers bound guard can be "unstoppable". I'll say it again: He can score on any given night against any player in the State.
NEW JERSEY 2ND TEAM
F - Clarence Jackson, Cherokee (Sr.) - Clarence is one of the most exciting players in the state this year. He can virtually score a will on anyone who is guarding him in the state. Expect big things from him and Cherokee this year!
F - Idris Hilliard, The Hun School (Sr.) - He's back for a and ready to put in work again. Idris is one of the hardest working players in Jersey. He's also a highlight reel above the rim.
F - Corey Raji, Westwood (Sr.) - The guy is as consistent a rebounder there is and will put up double-double every game again this season.
G - Anthony Nelson, Plainfield (Sr.) - A "big" time competitor, he can handle the rock, drive, and lead his Plainfield team to more unexpected greatness.
G - Ashton Gibbs, Seton Hall Prep (Jr.) - He is a hard-nosed player and can make things happen. Gibbs is flat out a winner, Ashton in his short high school career has already won a TOC Championship, and 2 Parochial A championships. Seton Hall Prep should repeat as Parochial "A" champs again this year.
NEW JERSEY 3RD TEAM
F - James McNally, Bridgewater (Sr.) - McNally is our sleeper on this year's list. Mc' Nally last year was Somerset county's player of the year as a junior. The 6-6 230 pound senior really knows how to play the game. James posses an array of offensive moves which makes awfully tough to stop in the paint.
F - Kharique Irick, Teaneck (Sr.) - Kharique is a work horse for Teaneck. I wouldn't call him Charles Barkley, but he makes the most out of what his body can give him.
Should put up big numbers again this year.
G - Rashon Dwight, Bloomfield Tech (Sr.) - Rashon is Bloomfield's do it all guard. At 6'3 Dwight may play all 5 positions in a game. Rashon loves to play "D", and he is arguably the best defender in the state.
G -Miles Beatty - St. Anthony's (Sr.) - He made improvements in his junior year and should continue to grow as a Senior.
G - Jordon Theodore, Paterson Catholic (Jr.) - A breakout season from Jordon would really be a big help to first year head coach Damon Wright. Jordon had a fantastic summer on the AAU circuit. When Theodore is top of his "game" he can score on any player in the State.
Anthony Raffa - Wildwood Catholic , Desmond Wade - Linden, Julian Sanders- Shawnee, Vince Rosario -Cardinal Mc Carrick,- Alray Blackmon - Shabazz, Zak Rosen - St. Benedict's, Travon Woodhaul - St. Anthony's, Cliff Spiller - Holy Cross, Eugene Teague - St. Augustine's, Jameel Grace - Columbia High