The high school season is starting to get into full swing as scrimmages in the Garden State are just kicking off. Seniors are deciding their college decisions, including Chatham wing Ryan Leskauskas Ryan Leskauskas 6'4" | SF Chatham | 2023…
The high school season is starting to get into full swing as scrimmages in the Garden State are just kicking off. Seniors are deciding their college decisions, including Chatham wing, who is heading to Dickinson. Group 3 is still filled with available talent, who can make an impact at the next level. Here are the 2023 top available Group 3 forwards.
, 6’5 SF/PF Colonia
Taylor will be manning the post for the Patriots this season and should receive more touches on the offensive end. The 6’5 forward has a strong frame, which he uses to get position down low and routinely draws contact. Taylor has a nice touch around the basket and sets solid screens in the half court. He is tough to box out on both ends of the floor and is able to alter shots on the defensive end. Taylor is a physical forward prospect who is looking to win back-to-back sectional titles with Colonia to close out his varsity career.
, 6’5 SF Snyder
Payoute had a strong summer with the NJ Bulldogs , which should carry over into the 2022-23 season. The 6’5 forward attacks the basket strong as he elevates nicely for dunks and can draw contact in the paint. Payoute has a high release on his jumper and can knock down open jumpers from behind the arc. He skies for rebounds on both ends of the floor and uses his length to make an impact on the defensive end. Payoute is a lanky wing prospect who should make plays at both ends of the floor for Snyder this year.
, 6’5 SF Brick Memorial
Alston is poised for a breakout season with the Mustangs with his combination of size and length. The lanky 6’5 wing has a good release on his jumper and sets his feet before he shoots. Alston is more than just a shooter as he can also put the ball on the floor and is a solid finisher around the basket. He moves well without the ball in his hands and has the potential to defend multiple positions on the floor. Alston’s ability to stretch the floor is something that will help his stock big-time in 2022-23.
, 6’8 PF Tenafly
Leutgeb will be the go-to guy down low for Tenafly as he is poised to put up good numbers for them this season. The 6’8 post has a nice touch around the basket and is able to get position down low regularly. Leutgeb rarely makes bad decisions with the ball in his hands and rolls to the basket nicely in the pick-and-roll game. He is a strong rebounder at both ends of the floor and influences shots on the defensive end. Leutgeb will be a prospect to watch in Bergen County with his ability to influence the game around the rim.
, 6’5 SF Northern Highlands
Viquera is a prospect to keep an eye on in North Jersey as he can impact the game in multiple ways. The 6’5 wing knows how to get to his spot on the floor and rises up nicely on his jumper. Viquera moves well without the ball in his hands and is a good finisher around the basket. He is an underrated passer and is a solid rebounder. Viquera’s ability to hit jumpers and move without the ball makes him a breakout prospect to watch this season.