Posted On: 02/22/22 9:57 AM

The state tournament in New Jersey is almost here as the sectional playoffs are less than a week away. The Group 1 tournament should be full of excitement with multiple teams vying to take part in the final Tournament of Champions. Here are the Group 1 prospects to watch in the state tournament.

Asim Jones Asim Jones 6'3" | SG Paterson Charter | 2022 State NJ , 6’3 CG Paterson Charter 2022

The Lions are the reigning North Jersey Section 1 Group 1 champions and are looking to retain their title behind Jones. The 6’3 combo guard attacks the basket with a purpose as he is a good finisher and does not mind drawing contact. Jones is more than just a slasher as he can also knock down jumpers in bunches and shoots the ball with confidence from deep. He uses his athleticism to make plays on the defensive end and runs the offensive effectively. Jones is a high-scoring guard prospect who should have a big state tournament for Paterson Charter.

Nacier Kirksey Nacier Kirksey 6'0" | PG West Side | 2022 State NJ , 6’0 PG West Side 2022

The Roughriders are one of the hotter teams in North Jersey Section 2 Group 1 with Kirksey running the show. The Shabazz transfer is lightning quick with the ball in

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