The first New Jersey hoops rankings will come out next week, but we've still got you covered with as the season gets underway. Each week, we'll take a look back at our New Jersey preseason All-State basketball team and update you on how some of those players are faring this year. There will be a Prime-Time Player (PTP), an Other Top Player (OTP) and an Under the Radar (UTR) player who is making his case as one of the state's top ballers.
PTP: Quenton DeCosey, St. Joseph (Met.), Senior
DeCosey broke the 1,000-point mark by dropping 30 in a win against Old Bridge. The senior swingman also had 12 rebounds for the Falcons, who are 2-1. (ESPNHS coverboy Kyle Anderson also surpassed the 1,000-point mark this past week when he scored 20 in St. Anthony's 78-21 win against Newark Central.)
OTP: Alex Mitola, Gill St. Bernard's, Senior
Playing against some of the nation's top competition, the Knights held their own with a 2-2 showing, thanks to the play of Mitola. The sharp-shooting guard knocked down 18 3-pointers in the final three games and is averaging 25.7 points this season.
UTR: Sayvon Williams, Union City, Senior
The speedy senior can hurt opponents with his quickness and outside shooting. This much was clear in a 73-60 win against Newark Vocational when Williams netted a game-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers.
Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHS.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.