With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in New Jersey.
We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included 50 other players who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.
For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in New Jersey, click here.
G/F: Kyle Anderson, St. Anthony, 6-7/210, Senior UCLA commit is ranked the nation's No. 5 player in ESPNU 100.
G/F: Quenton DeCosey, St. Joseph (Met.), 6-5/180, Senior Versatile combo guard averaged 23.4 points last year for Falcons.
F: Mike Aaman, Raritan, 6-8/210, Senior Averaged 17.4 points and 13.4 rebounds; committed to Wagner.
C: Blaise Mbargorba, The Peddie School, 6-11/210, Senior Has become an excellent shot blocker during his three years in America.
C: Mike Tobey, Blair Academy, 7-0/230, Senior Virginia pledge eager to get back on court after breaking wrist in May.
G: Melvin Johnson, St. Benedict's, 6-3/175, Senior Capable shooter led Rice (N.Y.) to CHSAA AA title game last year.
G: Jaren Sina, Gill St. Bernard's, 6-2/175, Junior Averaged 20.9 points and 6.6 assists; ranked No. 45 in ESPNU 60.
F: Tyler Roberson, Roselle Catholic, 6-7/195, Junior Holds No. 27 spot among nation's juniors; excels on both ends of the floor.
F: Justin Sears, Plainfield, 6-7/185, Senior Led school to second-ever Group 3, Section 2 championship last season.
F: Jameel Warney, Roselle Catholic, 6-7/190, Senior Stony Brook commit put up 17.5 points and 13.4 rebounds in 2010-11.
G: Ron Curry, Paul VI, 6-3/175, Senior James Madison pledge can score and dish from both guard positions.
G: DeAndre Noble, Paterson Eastside, 6-2/175, Senior Recovered from ankle injury to average 15 points and seven rebounds.
G: Chazz Patterson, Trenton Catholic, 6-3/170, Senior Big summer on AAU circuit earned him a spot at Mount St. Mary's.
F: Jerome Frink, St. Anthony, 6-6/225, Senior Dominates the glass, averaging nearly 10 rebounds a game last year.
C: Neville Fincher, Teaneck, 6-2/220, Senior Athletic big man can finish on offensive end and block shots on defense.
G: Dallas Anglin, Seton Hall Prep, 6-1/165, Senior Hofstra commit dropped 14.6 points per game for the Pirates last year.
G: Tariq Carey, St. Benedict's, 6-2/180, Junior Athletic guard uses array of skills to throw off defenders and score at will.
G: Chris Jones, Teaneck, 6-4/190, Senior Scored 15.3 points per game for the Highwaymen last season.
F: Reggie Cameron, Hudson Catholic, 6-5/195, Junior Averaged 19.1 points and 10 rebounds; has excellent shooting range.
F: Brandon Taylor, Trenton Catholic, 6-6/225, Senior Ability to shoot and play in post creates mismatch for many opponents.
Other Top Players
Dii'Jon Allen-Jordan, Plainfield, F, Senior
Rashad Andrews, St. Anthony, F, Senior
Jordan Arthur, Newark Tech, F, Junior
Isaiah Briscoe, St. Benedict’s G, Freshman
Josh Brown, St. Anthony, G, Junior
Tevin Calhoun, Linde, F, Senior
Hallice Cooke, St. Anthony, G, Junior
Charles Cookie, Trenton Catholic, F, Senior
Shacore Edwards, Irvington, G, Junior
Grant Ellis, Hudson Catholic, F, Senior
Tyler Ennis, St. Benedict’s, G, Junior
Eric Fanning, Perkiomen, F, Senior
Rashard Figures, Hackensack, G, Sophomore
Jared Hall, Newark Tech, G, Junior
Jimmy Hall, St. Anthony, F, Senior
Sekou Harris, Plainfield, G, Senior
Joel Hernandez, Teaneck, G, Junior
Dominic Hoffman, Gill St. Bernard’s, F, Senior
Keith Hughes, Woodbridge, F, Senior
Chris Jenkins, Morristown-Beard, G, Junior
Josh Jenkins, Neptune, F, Senior
Tariq Jett, Rancocas Valley, G, Senior
Dijon Jordan, Plainfield, F, Senior
Will Joyce, East Side, F, Junior
Raekwon Kelly, Hudson Catholic, G/F, Junior
Evan Klimchak, Hunterdon Central, G, Senior
Hakeem Kornegay, Rahway, G, Senior
Xavier Lundy, Paulsboro, F, Junior
Amir Maddred, Trenton Catholic, F, Junior
Josh Marquez, DePaul Catholic, G, Junior
Turrell McClendon, Piscataway Tech, G, Junior
Alex Mitola, Gill St. Bernard’s G, Senior
Quadri Moore, Linden, C, Sophomore
Khalid Muhammad, Orange, G/F, Senior
Tyrone O’Garro, St. Peter’s Prep, F, Senior
Chris Orozco, Tenafly, G, Senior
Ronnie Paden, Trenton Catholic, F, Senior
Carson Puriefoy, Bishop Eustace, G, Senior
Dana Raysor, St. Patrick, G, Senior
Davon Reed, Princeton Day School, G, Junior
Dion Rogers, North Brunswick, G, Senior
Justin Sears, Planfield, F, Senior
Tajae Sharpe, Piscataway, G, Senior
Jared Shill, Pascack Hills, G, Senior
Kavon Stewart, Hudson Catholic, G, Junior
Dashawn Suber, St. Patrick, G, Senior
Karl Towns, St. Joseph (Met.), F, Freshman
Rob Ukawuba, East Brunswick, F, Junior
Ahmid Williams, Cardinal McCarrick, G, Senior
Mike Young, Hudson Catholic, F, Junior
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