The weather is starting to change and that means basketball season will be upon us before we know it. Today we’ll look at some under-the-radar guards to follow this winter.
Sean Agard | 6’0” | G | Irvington
Agard had a huge junior year in spite of Irvington’s poor record. He’s a solid ball handler, has a quick first step, finishes well around the rim and can also step back and hit from deep. Nice form and release on his shot. Hit for 20 time and time again. He had 31 vs Newark Tech and 24 vs Immaculate Conception. If Irvington improves this season, he’ll be the catalyst. Local D3s should take a look because he can score the basketball.
A lean guard who runs the floor well and can facilitate in the halfcourt. His offensive game looked well rounded as a junior and he’ll be asked to carry a heavy load as a senior as Central graduates a host of very talented players who led them to a fantastic season last winter. He had 23 vs North Star and 21 vs Newark East Side. D3s should take a look at him.
An all county selection as a junior, Zamloot is a crafty left handed guard who is known for his scoring ability. He can finish with both hands at the basket and also step back and hit from beyond the three point line. He’s a rugged defender and is unafraid of contact at either end. Caldwell was excellent at 24-4 last year.. He had 19 vs East Side, 15 vs SHP and 16 vs Bloomfield. He should repeat as an all-county player and academic D3s will love his GPA.
He flew under the radar after moving to New Jersey from Belgium, but Borovicanin had a stellar junior year. He’s your classic European ballplayer: Superior basketball IQ and fantastic fundamentals, a scorer at multiple levels, and bigger guard who is a ballhandler. His defense will improve markedly playing in New Jersey. He had several good games a junior, including 18 vs Rutgers Prep and he’ll be an all-county prospect this winter and colleges should be paying close attention.
| 6’1” | G | Raritan
O’Leary took on an increased leadership role as a junior after being a bit contributor early on in high school. He’s mainly a slasher who knows how to get through bigger defenders and draw contact around the rim. A rugged defender as well. He’ll take on the lead role for Raritan this coming winter. He had 29 vs Steinert, 22 vs Holmdel and 24 on South River in States.
Mouzone was a two sport athlete last year and earned all-county recognition in football for Paterson Kennedy. He was a key reserve last year for an electric Paterson Charter team. He’ll be one of the few seniors on the squad coming back with any type of varsity athletics experience and will be tasked with holding the standard at the elite level. He had 14 vs Hackensack last winter.