Posted On: 04/28/22 6:00 AM

The last 20 years has seen a plethora of Catholic schools close in Hudson county that used to be power players. Saint Anthony and Bob Hurley is the big one that is missing now, but there are others: Marist of Bayonne was always tough and coming into power status with Ben Gamble when it was shuttered, Saint Mary’s of Jersey City was always steady under the legendary Tom Lalicato, Saint Aloysius and Saint Joe’s of the Palisades are also gone...The full scope of the shrinking of Catholic education in the state could have its own topic--Dozens of Catholic HS in the Garden State have closed in my lifetime.

In Hudson County, that has resulted in a massive power shift in the county to the two remaining Catholic schools: Saint Peter’s Prep and Hudson Catholic. Today’s list is filled with players from those schools.


Matthew Kinzler | 6’7” | G | Saint Peter’s Prep

Overshadowed by the electric Mark Armstrong Mark Armstrong 6'2" | PG St. Peter's Prep | 2022 State #39 Nation NJ the last few years, Kinzler will be one of the main offensive weapons for the Marauders this winter. He’s a crafty lefty with range beyond the arc, good footwork in the post and can play the “inside-out” game

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