[player_tooltip player_id="1122111" first="Kaseem" last="Watson"] (C/O 2022) from West Catholic. On October 2nd and 3rd the 2021 “Front Office Fall Invite” will gather twenty of the top high school boys’ basketball programs from Pennsylvania and New Jersey at Roselle Catholic HS…
On October 2nd and 3rd the 2021 “Front Office Fall Invite” will gather twenty of the top high school boys’ basketball programs from Pennsylvania and New Jersey at Roselle Catholic HS in Union County, New Jersey for a showcase format slate of games.
Below is our preview of six “Front Office Fall Invite” games featuring southeastern Pennsylvania prospects that we have deemed “must see” contests.
Saturday, Oct. 2
at Roselle Catholic High School (NJ)
West Catholic vs Rutgers Prep (NJ): Rutgers Prep is a solid team featuring DI recruits Jadin Collins and Ryan Zan, but they will be hard pressed to contain West Catholic’s numerous options on offense. The Burrs attacks starts with a pair of 6’6” wing players –and . Both of “The Twins” can score the rock via the three ball or by slashing to the rim. Running with “The Twins” is point-forward whose unique skill set makes him one of the most intriguing prospects in SEPA. Class of 2023 recruits and Adam “Budd” Clark are two lightening quick and athletic prospects who project as DI players. Stanford can score from the blocks all the way out to the arc. Clark is a defensive menace who thrives in WC’s full court pressure defensive schemes. He creates turnovers in bunches which lead to easy baskets for the Burrs. (Tipoff is at 10:40AM)
Archbishop Ryan vs Bergen Catholic (NJ): Head Coach Joe Zeglinski’s squad was the 2020-21 PIAA 5A state tourney runner up, but they lost several key players to graduation. The rebuilding effort at Ryan is going smoothly thanks to talented prospects likeas well as 2024s and . Paris is a lefty backcourt player with elite speed who plays a slasher style of game. At the Southern Jam Fest (VA), Paris “played up” in the 17U gold division and averaged around 24 ppg. Sorber is a highly ranked big fella in the Class of 2024. Murray is a 6’6” slasher style wing who turned heads this spring/summer. (Tipoff is at Noon)
Neumann-Goretti vs. Patrick School (NJ): The Patrick School is a national powerhouse programs led by major DI recruit Zion Cruz but have no fear the Saints are ready for this matchup. In the backcourt NG will run out. Stewart has a deep bag of dribbling tricks and attacks the rim with a fearless nature. DI / D2 coaches need to stop sleeping on this kid. This fall/winter NG will rely heavily on its extremely talented group of 2024 prospects. Headlining that list is one of the unstoppable guards in the state – . If you saw Wright play with Team Final EYBL 15U this summer, then you know he is an extremely athletic combo-guard with the shooting, finishing, and passing skills college coaches love. (Tipoff is at 4PM)
Sunday, Oct. 3
at Roselle Catholic High School (NJ)
Archbishop Ryan vs Manasquan (NJ): In addition to the Ryan players named above, keep an eye on AR’s 2022 backcourt duo ofand . Boyd is JJ Redick-ish with his off-ball movement and like Redick he has “in-the-gym” range on his jumper. Snead is a playmaker with filthy handles who can create for himself or his teammates. Derrick Williams is another of Ryan’s 2022s we expect to play at the next level. (Tipoff is at 10:40AM)
Imhotep Charter vs. Hudson Catholic (NJ): We hope Hudson Catholic laces ‘em up tight for this one because Imhotep has one of the most talented and complete rosters in southeastern Pennsylvania. Guardis simply electric and posted arguably the biggest, most eye-catching summer of any prospect in Pennsylvania. He now holds DI offers too numerous to count. (5A 3rd Team All-State) is one of the most complete floor generals in the region. is arguably the best Class of 2024 combo-guard in the state. (Committed to Gannon) shreds defenses with his dribble drive moves. (Committed to Rider) can drain threes as well as slash to the basket for buckets. And Imhotep has so much more (see below)…(Tipoff is at Noon)
Imhotep Charter vs. Patrick School (NJ): If by some miracle the Patrick School can slow down the above mentioned Edwards, Barno, Nowell, Raphael and Abdullah, then Imhotep will lean on renowned three-point shooterand interior presence . Both are DI/D2 college prospects. A pair of highly ranked 2024 prospects, and Makye Taylor, can contribute if needed. (Tipoff is at 2:40PM)