Posted On: 05/11/20 11:39 AM

Essex County has always been a hot bed for talent in New Jersey. St. Benedict’s, Seton Hall Prep and Newark East Side are some of the top programs in the state. The conference is home to at least one member of the All-State teams and that trend should continue in 2020-21. Here are the top play-makers in Essex County.

Zaba BangalaZabaBangala6'8" | SFSt. Benedict's | 2021NV, 6’8 SF St. Benedict’s 2021

The Grey Bees have been a factory for producing big-time talent and Bangala looks to be the next guy up. The Swedish native is a true combo forward as he has the skills to play on the perimeter and the strength to finish down low. Bangala has a nice touch around the basket and has a nice looking jump shot. He is a tough rebounder down low and is a good defender. St. Benedict’s lose Adetokundo BakareAdetokundoBakare6'1" | PGSt. Benedict's | 2020StateNJE.J. EvansE.J.Evans6'4" | SGSt. Benedict's | 2020StateNJ and Mounir HimaMounirHima6'11" | CSt. Benedict's | 2020State#463NationNJ, but Bangala should keep St. Benedict’s as one of the top programs in New Jersey.

Amar’e MarshallAmar’eMarshall6'2" | PGRoselle Catholic | 2021StateNJ, 6’2 SG Montclair Immaculate 2021

Hofstra commit Zion BetheaZionBethea6'3" | PGMontcalir Immaculate | 2020State#393NationNJ guided the Lions to one of their best seasons in school history as they captured their first ever

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