The 2023 Guard List is extensive in the Garden State. Today we feature five guards who should be the leaders of their teams this coming season. Adrian Mouzone Adrian Mouzone 5'11" | PG Paterson Charter | 2023 State NJ |…
The 2023 Guard List is extensive in the Garden State. Today we feature five guards who should be the leaders of their teams this coming season.
| 5’11” | G | Paterson Charter
Mouzone was a multi-sport athlete last year and earned all-county recognition in football playing for Paterson Kennedy. He was a spark of the bench last year for a very talented Paterson Charter team. He’ll be one of the few seniors on the squad coming back with any type of varsity experience and will be tasked with holding the standard high. He had 14 vs Hackensack last winter and should be expected to turn on the gas offensively this year.
| 6’2” | G | Jefferson
Eisele was an all county guard as a junior and a multi sport athlete as well. An athletic slasher with a good mid range pull up. Moves well off the ball and can hit it from deep. He had 26 vs Wayne Hills, 29 vs Wallkill Valley and 22 vs Pequannock. Part of a group of talented returnees.
| 6’2” | G | Weehawken
A high tempo guard who’s at his best in transition. Primarily a slasher who knows how to weave his way to the basket through contact and finish with either hand. He’s a rugged guard with a well built frame who can also step beyond the three point line 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.
| 5’8” | G | Fort Lee
Stang led Fort Lee to a very good season as a junior. He’s a capable ballhandler who has no fear attacking bigger defenders and drawing contact on his way to the rim. An old school defender who plays much bigger than his height 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.
One of the highest risers in the Class of 2023 Update which was posted. He’s primarily a slasher who can put the ball on the floor and beat defenders to the rim. He’s also got the skillset to step back in the mid range and beyond the arc and hit shots. His move to Elizabeth puts him into a high pressure situation. With the graduation losses and transfer to RC of , the Minutemen need leaders. He’s going to have to be a go-to-guy for this team in a completely different manner than he was over at Bayonne. The expectations are sky high in Midtown every season and even with Robinson is gone, they will expect someone to simply step right in. McGee showed flashes last year, hitting Snyder for 27, also putting up numbers vs Union City, Kearny and Newark Collegiate, scoring 18 each night. He’ll have to bring the Snyder type performances every night as the pressure is there to perform at Elizabeth.