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Posted On: 08/21/21 9:52 AM

Garden State basketball was hit with a big news yesterday as Akil and  Tarik Watson Tarik Watson 6'7" | SF Roselle Catholic | 2024 State NJ decided to transfer to Roselle Catholic from Don Bosco Prep. The move could not have come at a better time as the Lions lost Corey Floyd Jr Corey Floyd Jr 6'4" | SG Roselle Catholic | 2022 NJ to reclassifying up to go to UConn early last week. Roselle Catholic needed someone to step up inside with the graduation of  Derrick Bueno Derrick Bueno 6'7" | PF Roselle Catholic | 2021 State NJ , which they got in the Watson brothers.

Akil can play on the wing as he can beat his defender off the bounce and has a nice release on his jumper. He pairs nicely with fellow rising junior  Simeon Wilcher Simeon Wilcher 6'4" | PG Roselle Catholic | 2023 State #5 Nation NJ , creating one of the most dynamic 2023 duos in the nation. The additions of  Jaiden Glover Jaiden Glover 6'4" | SG Roselle Catholic | 2024 State NJ  and  Braxton Jones Braxton Jones 6'0" | PG Roselle Catholic | 2022 State NJ on the perimeter makes the Lions tough to stop on a nightly basis.

Tarik has the ability to play on the perimeter as well, but is more than adept at playing inside due to his physical frame. The 6’7 forward has a nice touch around the basket and can knock down jumpers in the mid-range. He and fellow rising sophomore  Richard Brisco Richard Brisco 6'8" | PF Roselle Catholic | 2024 State NJ gives Roselle Catholic an athletic front court, which should

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