Posted On: 04/9/20 1:30 PM
The new rankings for the 2023 class is here. Camden’s Dajuan Wagner JrDajuanWagner Jr6'2" | PGCamden | 2023State#2NationNJ. still headlines the class after helping the Panthers to a 29-1 record, a South Jersey Group 2 title and a top 20 national ranking. He was also selected to second team All-State as he averaged better than 18 points per game.
Gill St. Bernard’s Mackenzie MgbakoMackenzieMgbako6'7" | SFGill St. Bernard's | 2023State#12NationNJ established himself as the top small forward in the class after helping the Knights get back to the Non-Public B North title game. His teammate Isaac HesterIsaacHester6'0" | PGRanney School | 2023StateNJ dropped 11 points and six assists in the sectional final against Roselle Catholic, proving that he is ready for big things next season.The Gill St. Bernard’s duo have the potential to be one of the top duos in the state for years to come.
Simeon WilcherSimeonWilcher6'3" | SGRoselle Catholic | 2023State#14NationNJ was not called upon to be a big-time scorer for Roselle Catholic this season, but he stepped up for the Lions on more than one occasion. He was named MVP of the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase as Wilcher made plays against Manasquan’s experienced guards. Wilcher was not the only Roselle Catholic freshmen to appear in that game as Jadin CollinsJadinCollinsPGRoselle Catholic | 2023StateNJ provided quality on-ball defense.
Don Bosco Prep’s Akil WatsonAkilWatson6'7" | SFDon Bosco Prep | 2023State#38NationNJ flashed big-time potential for one of the state’s top teams. The 6’7 forward should get more touches of the ball as the Ironmen lose five key contributors to graduation. University’s Spencer JoynerSpencerJoyner6'4" | PGArts | 2023State#65NationNJ rounds out the top five after helping the Phoenix win the North Jersey 2 Group 1 title.
His ability to impact the game on both ends is vital for a team that loses leading scorer Noah MackNoahMack6'2" | CGUniversity | 2020StateNJ. Joyner will be called upon to be more of a scorer in his sophomore season, along with Elijon NixElijonNix6'0" | PGArts | 2023StateNJ. The 2023 class is full of potential and will have a big impact on the New Jersey basketball scene for the next three years.