The cupboard is full as far as backcourt talent is concerned in the Garden State this winter and the talent runs deep. Today we feature a handful of guards on tap for big senior years. Jeremy Grospe Jeremy Grospe 5'10"…
The cupboard is full as far as backcourt talent is concerned in the Garden State this winter and the talent runs deep. Today we feature a handful of guards on tap for big senior years.
| 5’9 “ | G | South River
After being a role player in his first two years, Grospe became the lead facilitator in the South River backcourt. Playing on a team filled with plenty of wings and forwards, Grospe provided the ballhandling skills. He is a well-rounded player with great vision in the backcourt and is a leader in their high tempo offense. He hit 70 shots from beyond the arc last year. He lit up Asbury for 25 and South Plainfield for 21. With such a solid starting lineup, this is THE YEAR in South River.
| 6’3” | G| Red Bank Regional
Teter is a versatile guard who can beat defenders inside or on the wings—He’s comfortable around the perimeter but can also get in the post and fight for rebounds and pick up the second chance points. He had solid games vs Mon Don and SJV last winter, going for nearly 20 in both. He has a high GPA and understands the game at a mature level, which should have academic D3s very interested.
An up tempo guard who’s at his best in transition. Primarily a slasher who can get to the rim through contact and finish with both hands. He’s a tough guard with a solid frame who can also step beyond the arc and hit shots. He was the go-to-guy of the Weekhawken program last winter and will be one of the top NJIC talents this year. He had 29 vs Ferris and 26 vs St Marys of Rutherford. He could crack 1,000 sometime around the county tournament.
Stang led Fort Lee to a solid season as a junior. He’s a good ballhandler who has no problem attacking bigger defenders and drawing contact. A tough defender who fights on the boards and managed to grab 100 rebounds as he led Fort Lee to an 18 win season. He hit for 17 against Dwight Morrow, Dumont, Ridgefield Park and River Dell. He should get interest from D3s this winter.
A two sport athlete who is also the QB for the Gaels football team. He’s a good offensive threat but his best contribution is on the defensive end of the court—He uses that football mentality to his advantage, leading the team in rebounds and steals last year. He had steady performances on offense but started peaking at playoff time. Football is likely his future, but he could be a valuable “lock down defender” for a D3 college somewhere in the Northeast or Rust Belt.