Posted On: 04/13/20 10:23 AM

Guards are important to any team’s success during the season as they are responsible for controlling the pace of the game. Coaches trust their point guards to handle the ball under pressure and make big plays for them down the stretch. While big-time guards like Noah FarrakhanNoahFarrakhan6'1" | PGThe Patrick School | 2020#159NationNJCJ WilcherCJWilcher6'5" | SGRoselle Catholic | 2020#95NationNJ and Niels LaneNielsLane6'5" | PGRoselle Catholic | 2020State#72NationNJ will all be graduating, New Jersey is still full of talented guards, especially in North Jersey. Here are the top returning guard duos in North Jersey this season.

Jaylen BlakesJaylenBlakes6'1" | PGBlair Academy | 2021State#127NationNJ, 6’1 2021 & Kyle Cuffee Jr.KyleCuffee Jr.6'2" | SGBlair Academy | 2022State#161NationNJ, 6’2 2022 Blair

Blair Academy does not compete for the Tournament of Champions, but the Buccaneers have one of the top guard tandems in the state. Blakes is a polished floor general who is capable of taking over games. Cuffee Jr. is a big-time athlete who loves to finish above the rim, but is also capable of making plays in the lane. The duo developed a good chemistry together as Virginia commit Jabri Abdur-RahimJabriAbdur-Rahim6'6" | SFBlair Academy | 2020#41NationNJ missed time due to injury. Their ability to play off each other is important for a Buccaneers team with talent everywhere on the floor.

Corey Floyd JrCoreyFloyd Jr6'4" | PGRoselle Catholic | 2022State#85NationNJ., 6’3 2022

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