Our look ahead to the season continues to gear up and today we feature a handful of frontcourt players who should make a big impact this year and become known at a statewide level. Shane Sheehan Shane Sheehan 6'9" |…
Our look ahead to the season continues to gear up and today we feature a handful of frontcourt players who should make a big impact this year and become known at a statewide level.
We saw Sheehan play several times this summer and he showed that he built on his sophomore season. He’s got a good understanding of the sport and is a hard-working player on both ends of the court. Sheehan has soft hands and combines it with good footwork to battle in the post. Westfield will lean heavily on him the next two years as their man in the middle. Colleges should be taking notice of him this year.
Unangst is an athletic forward who can run the floor well and has solid shooting form. He can also fight for position in the post and outmaneuver defenders with good fundamentals. A talented player with a high basketball IQ who transferred over from St. Thomas Aquinas. Two sport athlete who is also a pitcher in baseball.
|6’8” | F | Payne Tech
Rink is one of the most underrated big men in the NJ Class of 2024. He’s a physical post player who finishes with authority at the rim. An athletic player who can run the floor and a tough defender who gets up to block shots and grab rebounds with little trouble. Rink could be a dominant player in Essex County the next two seasons. 16 vs East Orange and 14 vs North Bergen, double-doubles in 3 of 5 to end the season with 80 blocks. He’s a scholarship level player.
Oberti is a rock solid big man who still has room to grow. He’s got solid footwork, soft hands in the post and runs the floor well. He’s also got solid passing skills, finishes at the basket and can execute the pick and roll as one of his trademark moves. He’s going to be one of the top players in Morris County the next two years. He feasted on competition as a sophomore, racking up doubule-doubles all winter, including 14&16 vs Union Catholic. He’s one of several college prospects at MC.
Yarus had a sophomore season that put him on the radar for scouts statewide. He can play at any of the positions in the front court at the HS level. A long and lean forward who likes to play an inside-outside game, making him a tough matchup. He is capable of hitting shots from range. As he matures physically and fills out, he’ll become tough to stop. He had 20 vs JFK and 18 vs North Plainfield. He should be a player to watch at the smaller school level in Middlesex County and around the state.