Posted On: 12/13/21 9:03 AM

The beginning of the high school basketball season is almost here with high schools across the Garden State tipping off on Friday. The opening slate of games is full of intriguing matchups, which is perfect to kick off the 2021-22 season. Here are the top matchups to watch on the opening night of the season.

Roselle Catholic vs. Camden: Simeon Wilcher Simeon Wilcher 6'4" | PG Roselle Catholic | 2023 State #10 Nation NJ / Dajuan Wagner Jr Dajuan Wagner Jr 6'4" | PG Camden | 2023 State #1 Nation NJ .

This game could be a preview of the Tournament of Champions final, and it houses the most intriguing matchup on the opening night. Wilcher runs the offense effectively for the Lions as he makes good decisions with the ball in his hands and scores when his team needs to most. The North Carolina commit is a good defender and can defend multiple positions with his size and length. Wagner Jr. is a big-time scorer who can hit shots at all levels and make layups through contact around the basket. Both players should contend for All-State honors as they should star in an entertaining game to open the year.

Union vs. Marlboro: Malachi Johnson Malachi Johnson 6'0" | PG Union | 2023 State NJ / Jon Spatola

Union against Marlboro is an interesting matchup as it features two point guards that lead

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