Conference Preview

Posted On: 11/22/21 9:07 AM

The high school basketball season in the Garden State is finally here with tryouts starting today. Coaches are looking forward to getting their teams ready for the upcoming season. Group 4 has a bunch of teams ready to make deep runs in the postseason tournament. Here are the Group 4 teams to watch this season.


The Minutemen are the reigning North 2 Group 4 sectional champions and are looking to retain their title this season.  Etienne Richelieu Etienne Richelieu 6'4" | SG Elizabeth | 2022 State NJ  is the team’s top returning scorer and he can score in a variety of ways in the half court.  Sebastian Robinson Sebastian Robinson 6'2" | CG Elizabeth | 2023 State NJ should get more shots on the offensive end, while  Delroy Smith Delroy Smith 6'7" | PF Elizabeth | 2023 State NJ looks to get mor touches down low.  London Carson London Carson 6'4" | CG Elizabeth | 2024 State NJ and  Jaden Barnett Jaden Barnett 5'10" | PG Elizabeth | 2024 State NJ are sophomores to watch, while senior Zy’ree Beverly Zy’ree Beverly 6'6" | PF Elizabeth | 2022 State NJ  provides more size down low. Elizabeth have the combination of size, athleticism and talent to take home the Group 4 title.

Newark East Side

The Red Raiders are the last Group 4 champion to compete in the Tournament of Champions and have the opportunity to do so again in 2021-22. Senior  David Olaniyi David Olaniyi 5'10" | PG Newark East Side | 2022 State NJ  is the go-to guy on the perimeter as he can put up points

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