Underclassmen Non-Public Big Men to Watch
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The 2022-23 season is right around the corner as games tip off on December 15. Non-Public has been the top section in the Garden State as a team from either Non-Public A or Non-Public B has won the Tournament of…
The 2022-23 season is right around the corner as games tip off on December 15. Non-Public has been the top section in the Garden State as a team from either Non-Public A or Non-Public B has won the Tournament of Champions every season since 2001. The group is filled with promising young players, especially in the front court. Here are the underclassmen Non-Public big men to watch this season.
& , Union Catholic 2025
The Vikings are looking to make noise in Union County this season as they have one of the more intriguing frontcourt duos in the state. Ansong has good hands as he catches almost everything thrown his way and is a good finisher around the basket. Muntari has a solid face-up game as he can put the ball on the floor and knock down open jumpers from behind the arc. They are both good interior defenders as they use their length to swat shots around the basket. Ansong and Muntari will be ones to watch this season as they look to lead Union Catholic to a deep postseason run.
, 6’5 SF Hudson Catholic 2025
Dubois’ collegiate future will be on the wing, but he will have stretches of time where he will play closer to the basket. The 6’5 wing has a good handle, which he uses to beat his defender off the bounce and finish around the rim. Dubois is more than just a slasher as he has a good release on his jumper and shoots the ball with confidence on the perimeter. He is a solid rebounder and moves his feet well on the defensive end. Dubois has the ability to affect the game in a number of ways, which should help his stock in a big way this season.
& , Montclair Immaculate 2025
The Lions are a team to watch in Essex County as their young frontcourt duo has the chance to have big sophomore seasons. Langevine has the potential to play on the perimeter as he can put the ball on the floor and is unselfish with the ball in his hands. Arrington knows how to get position down low and has a nice touch around the basket. They are both solid rebounders and can influence shots around the basket. Langevine and Arrington will be ones to watch in Non-Public B as Montclair Immaculate looks to make a deep run in 2022-23.
, 6’11 C Don Bosco Prep 2026
Asprilla is an intriguing prospect to watch in the 2026 class with his combination of size and athleticism. The 6’11 post runs the floor hard, setting himself up for easy layups and dunks in transition. Asprilla knows how to get position down low and is developing more confidence on the offensive end. He is tough to box out on both ends of the floor and swats almost everything around the basket. Asprilla’s ability to command the paint is something that will help his stock in a big way for Don Bosco Prep this season.
, 6’10 PF Gill St. Bernard’s 2026
Franz should have a big role for the Knights this season as he will be the go-to big man for them. The 6’10 forward has a solid face-up game as he can put the ball on the floor, get to the basket and hit shots on the perimeter. Franz finishes nicely around the basket and can draw contact around the basket. He is a shot-blocker and fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor. Franz is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential and should only get better as the season progresses for Gill St. Bernard’s.