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Posted On: 09/7/21 10:46 AM

The 2024 rankings update is finally here with 106 total prospects being included. The list is filled with talented prospects who are ready to make an impact this season. The top of the list saw a change as Gill St. Bernard’s  Naasir Cunningham Naasir Cunningham 6'6" | SF Gill St. Bernard's | 2024 State NJ overtook  Elliot Cadeau Elliot Cadeau 6'2" | PG Bergen Catholic | 2024 State NJ  for the top spot.

The lanky 6’7 wing has a versatile skillset that can affect the game in many ways. Cunningham can score at all three levels, handle the ball on the perimeter and draw contact on his way to the basket. He had a strong summer with the NY Rens, which should carry over into the 2021-22.

Cadeau has a tight handle, which he uses to get into the lane and can finish around the rim in a variety of ways. He has a nice release on his jumper and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. Cadeau and Cunningham will be battling for the top spot in the 2024 rankings for years, which should be fun to watch.

Roselle Catholic forward  Tarik Watson Tarik Watson 6'7" | SF Roselle Catholic | 2024 State NJ  holds the third spot in the rankings and should make an impact at his new school. The Don Bosco Prep transfer has a strong frame which he uses to finish around the basket and does not mind drawing contact. Watson can also play on the perimeter as he can put the ball on the floor and knock down jumpers from behind the arc.

Patrick School’s  James Moore James Moore 6'9" | PF Patrick School | 2024 State NJ  has the fourth spot in the rankings and is one of the most intriguing prospects in the class. The 6’9 forward has a good face-up game as he can get to the rim from the perimeter, but also hit open jumpers from deep. Moore uses his length to swat shots around the basket, making him a prospect to watch in the 2024 class.

Bergen Catholic’s  Terri Copeland Terri Copeland 6'8" | PF Bergen Catholic | 2024 State NJ rounds out the top five and is in for a monster second season for the Crusaders. The 6’9 forward has a strong frame, which he uses to get position down low and is tough to box out. Copeland is a terrific passer out of the post as he is able to find open teammates when he’s double teamed in the post.

Over 20 players were added in the update with St. Benedict’s  Khalid Bakare Khalid Bakare 6'5" | SG Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School | 2024 State NJ  being the top newcomer in the class. Reggie Selden Jr. was the biggest mover in the rankings as he jumped up 24 spots in the update. The 2024 rankings update is finally here as schools across the Garden State are starting to begin classes.