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Posted On: 10/19/20 9:59 AM

Transfers have been a key part of high school basketball in the Garden State as they have provided teams with an immediate boost. First Team All-State selection CJ WilcherCJWilcher6'5" | SGRoselle Catholic | 2020#95NationNJ is a prime example of that as he helped lead the Lions to their third straight Non-Public B North title. The transfer market this offseason was full of big names as players took advantage of the ability to play immediately under the new NJSIAA guidelines due to the pandemic. Here are the top transfers that could shake up the state tournament.

Zion Cruz, 6’3 PG Patrick School 2022

Cruz was initially set to leave New Jersey for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, but decided to transfer closer to home. The Hudson Catholic transfer can blow by his defender in the halfcourt and excels at finishing above the rim. Cruz is more than just a slasher as he can knock down perimeter jumpers and shoots the ball with confidence. He is an underrated passer and uses his athleticism to make plays on the defensive end. Cruz should start immediately for a talented Celtics team, looking to take home a sectional title.

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

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