Posted On: 12/3/19 8:30 AM

Outside of Non-Public A and B, Group 4 is the toughest group in New Jersey. The competition between the biggest public schools in the state is fierce with numerous teams ending the season in the top 50 of's final poll. Newark East Side was the Group 4 representative in the Tournament of Champions last season. The Red Raiders are in a good position to repeat as Group 4 champs, but has to get through Elizabeth in the North 2 Group 4 final. Here is a preview for Group 4.

Top Team: Newark East Side

The Red Raiders will have to replace Anas Amos, but they have the talent to make a deep run. Monmouth commit Mikah Johnson Jr. is an elite defender who can finish around the basket. Gabriel Olaniyi is a solid perimeter scorer, while David Olaniyi looks to replace Amos in the backcourt. The Red Raiders lack size on the interior, so Jordan Ortiz needs to make an impact inside. Newark East Side is a gritty team that should wind up as the Group 4 representative in the Tournament of Champions for the second straight season.

Team with the best shot at taking out Newark East Side: Elizabeth

It's a shame that Elizabeth and Newark

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