Posted On: 06/26/20 10:07 AM

The 2019-20 season featured a strong presence down low with Gatorade Player of the Year Cliff OmoruyiCliffOmoruyi6'11" | CRoselle Catholic | 2020#56NationNJ and NJ.com Player of the Year Lance WareLanceWare6'9" | PFCamden | 2020#42NationNJTaj ThweattTajThweatt6'7" | PFWildwood Catholic | 2020State#180NationNJ was selected to First Team All-State, while Adama SanogoAdamaSanogo6'9" | PFPatrick School | 2020NJ was a consensus top-100 recruit. The 2021 class is filled with solid forwards with Villanova commit Trey PattersonTreyPatterson6'7" | SFRutgers Prep | 2021StateNJ headlining the group. Here are the top 2021 forward prospects with the most to gain in 2020-21.

Derrick BuenoDerrickBueno6'5" | PFRoselle Catholic | 2021StateNJ, 6’5 SF/PF Paramus Catholic

Bueno was a double-double machine for the Paladins as he had 25 of them last season. The 6’5 forward has a nice touch around the basket and can beat his man off the bounce. Bueno has range that extends past the three-point line and can handle the ball on the perimeter. He is a force on the glass and is one of the top shot-blockers in Bergen County. Bueno has the potential to get significant time right away in college and another strong season would solidify that status.

Kyle RhodenKyleRhoden6'9" | PFRanney School | 2021StateNJ, 6’9 PF Ranney

Rhoden picked up an offer from Boston U at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, but he has the potential

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