Conference Preview

Posted On: 06/26/20 1:09 PM

The center is something that seems to have been swept under the rug in basketball. Someone forgot to tell these top players in New Jersey. Here are the top centers in the state regardless of class.

1. Akoldah Gak Akoldah Gak 6'11" | C Blair Academy | 2021 State NJ (2021) | Blair: Gak takes over the top spot on the center list and for good reason. The 6’11 forward has a ton of Division I offers already thanks to his blend of size, skill, and athleticism. Blair has a strong group of forwards and they are led by Gak. He will be one of the most watched prospect in the state this season.

2. Derrick Bueno Derrick Bueno 6'7" | PF Roselle Catholic | 2021 State NJ (2021) | Paramus Catholic: Bueno was the fourth leading rebounder in the state with 13.5 per game as a junior. He showed great instincts and anticipation which helped on both ends. Bueno shows versatility and agility on the block which will help at the next level.

3. Chris Jiao Chris Jiao 6'11" | C Patrick School | 2021 State NJ (2021) | The Patrick School: Jiao was a breakout player for The Patrick School this season. He played strong minutes off the bench for a team in the national eye. Jiao has the ability to step out and shoot from deep or

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