Posted On: 09/1/21 2:11 PM

The Garden State started September with a jolt as former St. Benedict’s guard Aaron Clark announced his transfer to Brewster Academy. His move affects the entire state as he was a top-10 prospect in the class and was bound for a monster season with the Grey Bees. Clark’s move puts more pressure on  Ty-Laur Johnson Ty-Laur Johnson 6'1" | PG St. Benedict's | 2023 State #258 Nation NJ , who is ready to run the offense effectively this season.

The 6’1 guard has a tight handle, which he uses to break his defender down off the bounce and finish around the rim. Johnson plays with composure on the ball and is rarely sped up by opponents. He is a tough on-ball defender and has some of the quicker hands in the state.

Guards  Isaiah Griffin Isaiah Griffin 5'11" | PG Patrick School | 2022 State NJ and  Ziare Wells Ziare Wells 6'6" | SG Hillcrest Prep | 2022 #234 Nation AZ will be tasked with a larger role as they make up for Clark’s absence in the back court. The latter provides St. Benedict’s with an attack-minded, lefty wing who can score around the basket. Griffin has a nice handle and has a quick release on his jumper, giving him the ability to play either on or off the ball. 

Rising sophomore  Khalid Bakare Khalid Bakare 6'5" | SG St. Benedict’s | 2024 State NJ  will be tasked with a larger role and should make an impact

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