Posted On: 12/9/19 10:15 AM

Transfers are a big part of modern day high school basketball. It's not uncommon to see top players in good programs transfer to a big name to give them a better chance of winning a championship. The majority of transfers happen before the start of the school year, but there are a few exceptions to the rule. Trenton Catholic's E.J. Evans just transferred to St. Benedict's, while Tristan Jeffries is now at St. Thomas Aquinas after leaving Gill St. Bernard's. Both players were part of their original school's fall league teams, so their departures seem very abrupt.

Jeffries' move to St. Thomas Aquinas makes the Trojans one of the teams to beat in Non-Public A South. St. Thomas Aquinas already had a dynamic backcourt in Wake Forest signee Quadry Adams and sophomore Jaquan Harris. Junior guard Kyree Henry is one of the top shooters in New Jersey, which should open up driving lanes for Adams and Harris. Southern New Hampshire signee Derrick Grant is a load on the block and should pair nicely with Jeffries. Throw in junior guard Jalen Jones and sophomore big man Mehki Johnson and the Trojans have a team primed to make the Non-Public A South final.

The loss of Jeffries will sting, but

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