The 2023 season proved to be a breakout year for several players throughout North Jersey. Today we feature some players who made a name for themselves as juniors and are now set to be game changers and program leaders as…
The 2023 season proved to be a breakout year for several players throughout North Jersey. Today we feature some players who made a name for themselves as juniors and are now set to be game changers and program leaders as seniors.
| 6’1″ | G | East Orange Campus
Barkley followed up what was a good sophomore year with a breakout junior season. He showed poise in the backcourt and solid ballhandling skills. He’s a tough guard with a quick step and can finish at the basket. A multi level scorer with good form on his shot, he also causes turnovers on the defensive end. Went over 20pts on 9 occasions last year, including 26 vs Newark East Side and 25 vs Montclair.
| 6’0″ | G | Paterson Charter
Gee came over from Manchester Regional and provided a spark as Charter needed to recover from heavy graduation losses and inexperience. While Gee is primarily a slasher who can get to the bucket off the bounce and play through contact in the paint, he’s also an efficient mid-range shooter. Gee will continue to rise up our rankings this summer with the Jersey Force . He had 22 against a talented Elmwood Park squad last year as a top game.
DeAngelo Hibbert | 6’4″ | F | Paterson Charter
Hibbert emerged as an inside-outside option for Paterson Charter in a solid junior year. He’s a confident player attacking the rim and is active on defense. He’s got a nice pull up jumper and can hit shots from deep. Hibbert is a college prospect and showcased his skills when he went for 25 against a talented St Mary’s of Rutherford team and 21 vs Rutherford High.
| 6’8″ | F | Payne Tech
One of the top big men in Essex County’s 2024 class, Rink is a solid physical post player. He can finish strong around the rim on offense and is also one of the top shot blockers in the state. His imposing presence makes him a frontcourt prospect who could earn a scholarship with a big senior year.
| 6’9″ | F | Morris Catholic
A skilled and refined big man who continues to grow into his frame. Oberti can run the floor well for a player his size and also can move off the ball. He’s a tough player in the post and has a nice understanding of fundamentals of basketball. He’ll be the man at Morris next year. He had an outstanding junior season, including big games vs Union Catholic(31&15), Roselle Catholic(17&7) and Paul VI(18&19). If he replicates these performances in showcase games, a scholarship offer isn’t out of the question.