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Posted On: 10/13/20 9:17 AM

Blair Academy has been one of the top teams in New Jersey over the past few seasons and they should be again in 2020-21. The Buccaneers are used to dealing with losing key players as 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year  Jabri Abdur-Rahim Jabri Abdur-Rahim 6'6" | SF Blair Academy | 2020 #41 Nation NJ skipped most of the 2019-20 season. They will be without big man  Akoldah Gak Akoldah Gak 6'11" | C Blair Academy | 2021 State NJ who signed to play with the Illowara Hawks in Australia. It’s a big loss, but Blair Academy has the talent to overcome the loss.

Point guard  Jaylen Blakes Jaylen Blakes 6'1" | PG Blair Academy | 2021 State #121 Nation NJ  returns to lead the show and should have a big senior season. The 6’1 guard has a good handle and is tough to contain off the bounce. Blakes is more than just a slasher as he can knock down jumpers from behind the arc. He is a good passer and is a leader on the floor. Blakes’ leadership will be vital for Blair Academy as the Buccaneers look to be one of the top teams in the Garden State.

Lual Manyang Lual Manyang 6'10" | C Blair Academy | 2022 State NJ will be tasked with more responsibility down low as he will be the guy to replace Gak. The 6’10 forward has a nice touch around the basket and runs the

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