Posted On: 12/13/19 11:14 AM

The Tournament of Champions began in 1989 as a way to decide the top basketball team in New Jersey. The tournament contains the top teams from all six groups in the state with the final being played at the RAC. Ranney won the Tournament of Champions last season in its debut appearance, extending the public school drought to 19 years. The Panthers were not the only newcomers to the tournament as Moorestown also made its first appearance in the Tournament of Champions. Here are other teams that could make their debut appearance in 2020.

Wildwood Catholic

The Crusaders will have a tough time getting through the Patrick School, but they have the talent to pull off the upset. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt is a monster on the block and will give Adama Sanogo and Bretner Mutombo fits down low. Jahlil White is one of the best slashers in New Jersey and should get easy points around the basket. Wildwood Catholic needs Dasean Lopez and Jacob Hopping to be at their best as they will be the X-Factors against the Celtics. The Crusaders fell just short of the Non-Public B final last season, but they have the pieces to potentially make the Tournament of Champions.

St. Peter's Prep

Bergen Catholic

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