Posted On: 01/16/21 10:20 AM

New Jersey basketball got huge news yesterday when Rutgers Prep forward  Trey Patterson Trey Patterson 6'7" | SF Rutgers Prep | 2021 State #36 Nation NJ announced that he would enroll for the spring semester at Villanova. The 6’8 wing is the top-ranked player in the class and looking to lead Rutgers Prep to a second straight Somerset County Tournament title. His decision to enroll early creates opportunities across the Garden State.

The Argonauts already lost  Nico Galette Nico Galette 6'6" | SF Rutgers Prep | 2020 State NJ  and  Otega Oweh Otega Oweh 6'3" | SG Blair Academy | 2022 State #163 Nation NJ , so they will need someone to step up in Patterson’s absence. Marist commit  Noah Harris Noah Harris 6'0" | PG Rutgers Prep | 2021 State NJ  has been a knockdown shooter throughout his high school career, but will be asked to shoulder a much bigger scoring load. He is dangerous when he gets into the lane as he makes smart decisions and is a creative finisher around the basket.

Ryan Petit Ryan Petit 6'2" | SG Rutgers Prep | 2022 State NJ  is the only other returning starter from last season and should have a breakout year for head coach Matt Bloom. The 6’2 lefty guard plays with toughness on both ends of the floor and is a smooth passer. Petit has the ability to get hot from distance and is ready for a breakout season.

Marist transfer  Donovan Long Donovan Long 6'6" | SF Rutgers Prep | 2022 State NJ  should be the third scoring option for Rutgers Prep and is

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