Conference Preview

Posted On: 12/23/20 11:01 AM

The Cape-Atlantic League had a strong postseason with a pair of sectional finalists, including top-10 team Wildwood Catholic Academy. The conference is filled with talent, but it has to replace several marquee players. Here are the Cape-Atlantic League players with the biggest shoes to fill in 2019-20.

Xavier ErnestXavierErnest6'3" | SGSt. Augustine | 2021StateNJ, 6’3 SG St. Augustine 2021

The Hermits took home the South Jersey Non-Public A final, but they have to replace starting point guard Elmarko Jackson, who transferred to Academy of the New Church in Pennsylvania. Ernest will get the opportunity to start in his place as he provides coach Rodio with a tough on-ball defender in the backcourt. The 6’3 lefty attacks the basket hard and does not mind drawing contact on his way to the rim. Ernest is a strong rebounder and makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands. St. Augustine will be one of the top teams in the Cape-Atlantic League as Ernest gets more looks on the offensive end.

Da’Sean Lopez, 6’3 CG Wildwood Catholic Academy 2021

The Crusaders have to replace All-State performers Taj ThweattTajThweatt6'7" | PFWildwood Catholic | 2020State#180NationNJ and Jahlil WhiteJahlilWhite6'6" | SGWildwood Catholic | 2020State#258NationNJ, creating an opportunity for Lopez to shoulder a larger scoring load. The 6’3 guard is

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