Posted On: 09/22/20 11:14 AM
The updated 2022 rankings are finally here with nearly 170 players on the list. Bergen Catholic’s Will Richardson Will Richardson 6'2" | PG Bergen Catholic | 2022 State #58 Nation NJ takes the top spot after a strong sophomore campaign. The Third-Team All-State performer is tough to contain off the bounce and can finish above the rim. Richardson can bury shots from behind the arc and is also a solid floor general. His play on the floor is deserving of the top spot and should continue to lead the Crusaders’ attack in 2020-21.
Roselle Catholic’s Corey Floyd Jr Corey Floyd Jr 6'4" | SG Roselle Catholic | 2022 State #82 Nation NJ . is right behind Richardson and is ready to lead the charge for the Lions. The 6’4 guard has a good handle, can get to the rim and bury shots from behind the arc. Floyd Jr. is also a solid on-ball defender, making him one of the top two-way players in the state. His ability to affect the game in multiple ways gives Floyd Jr. a good opportunity to potentially overtake Richardson as the top player in New Jersey.
Mark Armstrong Mark Armstrong 6'2" | PG St. Peter's Prep | 2022 State #53 Nation NJ holds down the third spot after a sophomore campaign that landed him on Third-Team All-State. The St. Peter’s Prep guard has a good handle and knows how to finish around the rim. Armstrong has a nice release on his jumper and is capable of raining down shots from behind the arc. He is an underrated passer and does not get rattled under pressure. Armstrong is a tough point guard prospect who should continue to put up big scoring numbers for the Marauders.
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Jaquan Harris Jaquan Harris 6'4" | PG St. Thomas Aquinas | 2022 State #108 Nation NJ moves into the fourth spot and should have a huge junior campaign. The 6’4 guard has a sweet shooting stroke and is capable of shooting over smaller defenders. Harris is more than just a shooter as he can break his defender down off the bounce and finish around the rim. He is a solid passer and knows how to get his hands in the passing lanes. Harris has the potential to average over 20 points and five assists a game for a talented St. Thomas Aquinas team.
Blair Academy’s Kyle Cuffee Jr. Kyle Cuffee Jr. 6'2" | CG Blair Academy | 2021 #161 Nation NJ makes his debut appearance in the top five to round out the list. The athletic 6’2 guard loves to finish above the rim and can finish over defenders. Cuffee Jr. uses his elite burst and speed to get to the basket and knows how to draw contact. He is an underrated shooter and knows how to move his feet on the defensive end. Cuffee Jr. is a big-time athlete with the potential to move higher up the rankings this season.
Life Center Academy’s Quadir Copeland Quadir Copeland 6'5" | CG Life Center Academy | 2022 FL is the highest ranked newcomer on the list, checking in at number 7. The 6’5 wing has a good handle and is capable of running the offense as well. Copeland can also attack the basket and can finish above the rim. His versatile offensive skillset makes him a great addition to a loaded Life Center roster.
The 2022 class is filled with talented players at different positions and groups. The guard group is especially deep with over 100 guards in the rankings. Lual Manyang Lual Manyang 6'10" | C Blair Academy | 2022 State #209 Nation NJ is the top big guy in the class and he should have a strong 2020-21 season at Blair. The 2022 class has players who can make an impact on the next level and the updated rankings are proof of that.
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