Conference Preview

Posted On: 05/26/21 10:30 AM

The Union County Conference is one of the toughest conferences in the Garden State with numerous teams capable of making deep state runs. It is a perennial spot for all-state performers, creating opportunities for players to step up the next season. Here are the UCC players with the biggest shoes to fill in 2021-22.

Anthony Lanza Anthony Lanza 5'10" | PG Elizabeth | 2024 State NJ , 6’0 PG Elizabeth 2024

The Minutemen need someone to replace All-State performer  Al-Fatir Connor Al-Fatir Connor 6'0" | PG Elizabeth | 2021 State NJ , along with  Evan Perez Evan Perez 5'10" | PG Elizabeth | 2021 State NJ  and  Pascal Dodard Pascal Dodard 5'10" | PG Elizabeth | 2021 State NJ Lanza should fit seamlessly into the rotation as he is a tough on-ball defender who hustles after loose balls. The 6’0 guard has a nice handle and is a good finisher around the rim. Lanza sets his feet before he shoots and does not waste a lot of motion in his jumper.  Kareem Kelsey Kareem Kelsey 6'1" | CG Elizabeth | 2022 State NJ  and  Sebastian Robinson Sebastian Robinson 6'2" | CG Elizabeth | 2023 State NJ  will play key roles as well this season as the Minutemen look to contend for a Group 4 title this season.

Leo Wisnefski Leo Wisnefski 6'2" | SG Union Catholic | 2023 State NJ , 6’2 SG Cranford 2023

The Cougars had a solid 2021 season, but they have to replace  Dennis DeMarino Dennis DeMarino 6'1" | PG Cranford | 2021 State NJ . Wisnefski looks to be the guy and is ready to take a big jump in his third campaign. The

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