DeCosey, Mitola lead debut of NJ All-State hoops stock watch

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 brandon.c.parker@espn.com.