Under the Radar Union County Tournament Players to Watch
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County tournament time is here as they are either in full swing or are just getting announced. Union County just released their bracket with defending champion Roselle Catholic as the top seed, while last year’s finalist Elizabeth claimed the second…
County tournament time is here as they are either in full swing or are just getting announced. Union County just released their bracket with defending champion Roselle Catholic as the top seed, while last year’s finalist Elizabeth claimed the second seed. The tournament should be full of excitement, as under the radar players should make a big impact. Here are the under the radar players to watch in the Union County Tournament.
, 6’8 PF Roselle Catholic 2024
Brisco has been a solid contributor for the Lions this season as the first big man off the bench and should have a big Union County Tournament. The 6’8 forward is active on the defensive end as he uses his length to swat shots around the basket and can get deflections as well. Brisco works hard on the glass and knows how to get position down low. He has a nice touch around the basket and sets good screens in the half court. Brisco is a hard-working forward prospect whose ability to play in the post is something that will be key for Roselle Catholic in the postseason.
, 6’4 SF Elizabeth 2025
Torres has come on strong for the Minutemen recently as he eclipsed double-digits in each of his last three games, including a 31-point performance against Pioneer Academy. The 6’4 wing has a nice release on his jumper and can get hot from distance in a hurry as he buried nine threes in a game. Torres moves well without a ball in his hands, freeing himself for open jumpers and layups. He is an underrated rebounder and has the length to defend multiple positions. Torres’ ability to knock down jumpers from distance is somethin that will help his stock in a big way this postseason.
, 6’4 W Linden 2024
Butler does a little bit of everything for the Tigers as he makes an impact on both ends of the floor. The 6’4 lefty attacks the basket strong as he can finish around the basket and does not mind drawing contact. Butler moves well off the ball and gets to his spot on the floor. He fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor and uses his length to make plays on the defensive end. Butler is a two-way wing prospect whose ability to play at both ends of the floor will help his game in a big way this February.
, 5’9 PG Union Catholic 2023
Winchester has been the Vikings’ leading scorer this season and his consistency in the backcourt has been key. The 5’9 guard has a good handle, which he uses to beat his defender off the bounce and finish around the basket. Winchester has a nice touch on his floater and sets his feet before he shoots. He is an underrated passer and gets deflections on the defensive end. Winchester is a quick lead guard prospect who should have a strong Union County Tournament for Union Catholic.
, 6’0 SG Westfield 2023
Sica paces the Blue Devils’ offense and should continue to have strong games for them in the postseason. The 6’0 guard has a smooth shooting stroke and sets his feet before he shoots. Sica moves well without the ball in his hands and can finish around the basket. He makes good decisions with the ball in his hands and gets steals on defense. Sica’s ability to hit threes and pass the ball is something that will be crucial for Westfield in the Union County tournament.
Other Players to Watch:
, 6’3 CG Union 2023
Matt Nervi, 6’1 PG Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2023
, 5’10 PG Plainfield 2023
, 6’4 SG Summit 2025
, 6’0 PG Oratory Prep 2023