Posted On: 04/9/20 2:36 PM

The 2019-20 season was filled with big-time moments from freshmen as Camden’s Dajuan Wagner JrDajuanWagner Jr6'2" | PGCamden | 2023State#2NationNJ. was selected to second team All-State. Mackenzie Mgabko helped Gill St. Bernard’s reach the final, while Simeon WilcherSimeonWilcher6'3" | SGRoselle Catholic | 2023State#14NationNJ had big time moments for the Rosellec Catholic this season. Darrien GradyDarrienGrady5'9" | PGMoorestown Friends | 2023PA led all New Jersey freshmen in scoring at over 24 points per game this season. While these freshmen had big moments during their first varsity season, there are other freshmen waiting to burst out onto the scene. Here are the top 2023 breakout prospects for the 2020-21 season.

Akil WatsonAkilWatson6'7" | SFDon Bosco Prep | 2023State#38NationNJ, 6’7 SF Don Bosco Prep

Watson was a starter for the Ironmen this season, but he was not viewed as the primary scoring option. That should change next season as Brendan MykalcioBrendanMykalcio6'5" | SFLoomis Chaffee | 2021NJ and Myles RuthMylesRuth6'1" | PGDon Bosco Prep | 2020StateNJ will have both graduated. Watson is a skilled perimeter player with the ability to score from inside and out. He dropped a career-high 23 points against Marist, but failed to grab 10 rebounds in a game. Watson has the potential to be one of the top forwards in Bergen County next season and should be a double-double threat in his sophomore season.

Ty-laur Johnson, 5’10 PG St.

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