The Shore’s guard crop for 2023 is the deepest in some time. This evening we feature another set of players set to make big noise this coming season as seniors. Samir Padilla Samir Padilla 5'10" | PG Jackson Memorial |…
The Shore’s guard crop for 2023 is the deepest in some time. This evening we feature another set of players set to make big noise this coming season as seniors.
Padilla had a big season as a junior after transferring from Lakewood. He powered the Jaguars season and helped them return to the contender status amongst teams in the Shore by hitting for over 20PPG. He’s got tight handles and a quick first step. He could make a run at first team all Shore this winter and colleges should have an eye on Jackson’s high scoring guard.
Tyleek also transferred over from Lakewood to help the Jags to a pretty good 2021-2022 season. He’s a hard nosed on ball defender with active feet. He’s a solid ballhandler and can attack the hoop. For Jackson to maintain that level this year, he’ll have to be more consistent—He showed samples of his potential last year with 19 vs Holmdel and 17 vs Trenton, but consistency will define his senior year.
Adame is another hard nosed guard for Jackson this coming season. He’s a good ballhandler who can get at the rim off the dribble and isn’t afraid of contact on his way to the rim. He’s got the ability to score at multiple levels and can is a rugged defender. He had 18 vs Southern and 17 vs Toms River South as top games as a junior.
| 6’3” | G | Matawan
Haluska has a solid frame which gives him an advantage in many ways at the guard position. He’s capable of finishing at the rim but can also step back to hit from deep. He’s a do-it-all-well type of player who hits the glass at both ends of the floor. He will lead a Matawan team that is very young but full of potential. He had 26 vs Ocean, 22 vs RFH and colleges shouldn’t be deterred by Matawan’s 4-20 record last year—They were very, very young and Haluska was their upperclass leader.
One of the top returning players in Ocean County plays for a fairly overlooked program in Lacey. He went over 1,000 pts as a junior. A player who can score in a variety of ways–He can hit from deep, slash at the hoop or play back to the basket if needed and also hits the boards well. He kept Lacey competitive almost single-handedly last year. He had 33 vs Lakewood and 26 vs Mon Don as his top games as a junior and should bring a good amount of college interest as a senior.