Conference Preview

Posted On: 01/26/21 9:07 AM

The opening day of New Jersey basketball is finally here. Players are excited for games to be getting out on the court as they look to take advantage of the limited season. The preliminary match-ups have created some great games to watch with some of the top players in the region able to face off against each other. Here are some of the top match-ups to watch on the opening day of Garden State basketball.

Columbia vs. University: Isaiah Hill Isaiah Hill 6'3" | SG Columbia | 2022 vs. Bakir Cleveland Bakir Cleveland 6'4" | SG University | 2021 State NJ

This SEC American clash should be entertaining with a pair of talented guards going head-to-head. Hill is a big-time athlete who plays with great body control and can finish over the top of defenders. The Union Catholic transfer is a bucket getter, capable of putting up points in bunches. Cleveland is a tough-minded guard who excels at getting to the rim, but is a solid defender and is an underrated passer. This wing match-up is huge as both teams are looking to get off to a hot start in the toughest division in the SEC.

High Point vs. Wallkill Valley: Brendan Franko Brendan Franko 6'0" | PG High Point | 2021 State NJ vs. Chris Ross Chris Ross 5'9" | PG Wallkill Valley | 2023 State NJ

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