Posted On: 12/2/19 12:29 PM
New Jersey has never struggled to put out quality high school basketball teams. The Patrick School is the fourth best team in the nation, according to the USA Today Super 25, while Roselle Catholic sits at 24. Both teams have great players as Jonathan Kuminga and Cliff Omoruyi are two of the top players in New Jersey. While both players are capable of carrying their teams to the Tournament of Champions, they need an unheralded player to help get them over the hump. Here are some potential unsung heroes for New Jersey's top teams.
Samson Johnson, 6'9 PF Patrick School 2021
Johnson may have an offer from UConn, but the junior power forward is not seen as one of the team's top post players. Adama Sanogo and Bretner Mutombo are most likely to start inside for the Patrick School, while Kuminga terrorizes opponents from the perimeter. Johnson is an athletic, power forward that knows how to finish in transition. The Togolese native has quick feet and affects numerous shots around the basket. The Patrick School will not have to count on Johnson being a double-double machine, but he will be a key to the team's success in 2019-20.
Richie Greaves, 6'0 PG Roselle Catholic 2020
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