New Jersey High School Basketball
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Thanks to one of our chief New Jersey reporters, Nico Palminteri for his contributions.

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New Jersey: Players to Watch

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S. J. 2008-2009 High School Basketball Preview  in the Philadelphia Inquirer,



The New Jersey "Wonder Teams"

Prof Blood and the Wonder Teams, the True Story of Basketball's First Great Coach, a book by Dr. "Chic" Hess.
Before Phog Allen, Adolf Rupp and John Wooden there was Professor Ernest Blood of Passaic, N.J., whose "Wonder Teams" still hold records. Prof Blood was the first great coach, but is largely overlooked by history.  Story, HERE

2009-2010 Season
Three pointers (at least 7):
Last season's leaders:
8-Wayne CottleMontclair HS had 8 vs. Passaic and 31 total in a 75-73 ot loss
8-Rob MacFeeters, Haddonfield HS had 8 vs. Gateway 27 total in a 65-43 win
6-Sarah Batchelor set a Delsea single-game record with six three-point baskets, but the host Crusaders still needed a layup by Sarah Gardenhire with 1 second left to rally past Paul VI, 52-51, in a nonleague thriller.  (3/1/09,

Forty or more in one game:
Last season's leaders:
49-Alex Nelson, Oakcrest HS   49 points vs. Millviile in a 75-51 win. He broke the Cape-Atlantic League mark of 45 points set by Ernest Wynn in 1965
43-Jordan Marcus,   Schechter against Wardlaw, 12/6/07
42-Mike Burwell, Cardinal McCarrick  points vs. Hillside
2007-2008s leaders:
53-Corey Kearney,  Queen of Peace:   in a 91-47 win over Newark Tech
48-Ahmad Hassan, Leonia: in a 89-66 win over Ridgefield
Foul Shooting:
Last season's leaders:
--Samantha Gamio buried four of six foul shots in the final 45 seconds, and Megan Glass hit four straight down the stretch as Glen Rock, ranked 19th in The Record's preseason Top 25, held off No. 17 Saddle Brook, 47-37. (Credit: North
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New Jersey Media Coverage
The Trenton Star Ledger  HERE                             

The Monclair Times  HERE                                      
North  HERE                                            
Ocean County Observer  HERE                         Philadelphia Inquirer  HERE                                      



Class of 2010: New Jersey-Players to Watch

Audubon, J. J. Brennan
APEX Academy,
Anthony Taylor
Bishop Ahr, Robert Gomulka 
Named "Top 33" by the NCC
Bishop Eustace,
Pat Vasturia
, Vicky Detata
Brick Memorial, Jessica Ball
Bridgewater, Trevor Beasty
Blair, Tyler McNeely, Hakim Harris
Bloomfield Tech, Aaron Gowans
Burlington City,  Alfonso Bradford
Burlington Township, Tremaine White
Camden Catholic, Anthony Dorazio
CBA, R.J. Hobbie, Roy Mabrey, Dan Murray

Central Regional, Alyssa Mayo
Cherokee, Ryan McKeaney
Clifton, Pete Vasil

Nico Palminteri Picks: Top (2010):

Heberto Guanipa - 6-foot-9 (St. Augustine Prep)
A new comer from Venezuela can hit the three with decent ball handling skills.
Kyle Cancillieri - 6-foot-5 (Middletown South)
Solid player with an over all good skill level.

 Patrick O'Connell - 5-foot-11 (Middletown South)
A skilled point guard that sees the floor well.
Tom McKeefery - 6-foot-6 (Lower Cape May)
A solid post Player, very athletic and can consistently hit a 15-foot jump shot.
Lance McKenzie - 5-foot-11 (Freehold Boro)
A quick point guard that has a good with floater.


Colts Neck, Brooke Hamptonw
,  Tyrone Mann-Barnes, Kyle Bowman Named "Top 33" by the NCC
Delaware Valley,
Alyssa Fleming (Delaware Valley Regional High School, 19 Senator Stout Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825)
Glassboro,  Kendra Garrison, Stephanie Gardner
Haddon Heights, Drew Wilcox,  1st team all conference 2008-2009 school year
Hoboken, Ed Canary
Holy Spirit,
Anthony Taylor
ersey: Players to Watch
Lakewood, Brittney Small
Lacey, Stephanie Cooke
Lenape,  Christina Foggie, c j Meyers,  phil jackson,
Lower Cape May, Tom McKeefery, Ryan Herman

Manchester Township,  Camille Valmon
Miliburn, Alex Rosenburg
Middletown South, Patrick O'Connell

2008-09 season (2010) ADAM MARCUCCI of Washington Township High School,   (photo left) Sewell NJ Had an impressive 2009 season from beyond the arc draining over 70 three point shots. At times hitting 5 & 6 three point shots per game that helped bring the Minuteman to the  South Jersey Group Four Sectional Final game against Lenape High school.  (Palminteri Report)
Moorestown Friends, Justin Spencer-Linzie
Tony West, Ben Ringwood
Msgr. Donovan, Rochelle Retirado
Montgomery, Marcia Voigt
Morristown, Jarrett Neely
 Jamaal Hubbard
Newark Central, Fuquan Knight
North Bergen Tech, Kevin Baez
Palmyra,  Stephen Morris
Paramus Catholic, Raeshonn Corbo, Ricky Moore, Aaron Brown

Paul VI (
Haddonfield), Kelsey Anne Bezila, Nick Moore, Andrew Wilcox
New Jersey vs Pennsylvania
Senior All-Star Games
 Harrisburg, PA  17109
----each year----
8:30 Pennsylvania vs. New Jersey Boys
All-Star Schedule   HERE
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Basketball Shootout
including many New Jersey players in the past
for boys and girls--grades 9,10. 11,12 

Rancocas Valley, Nia Scott , Sam Williams
Red Bank Catholic, Pat O’Connell
Ridge, Shawna Giust, Andrew Madlinger

RVRHS, Nicole Woods
Seneca High School, Derek Grovatt
South Plainfield, Dante Johnson
St. Joe’ (Metuchen), Steven Rennard
Trenton Catholic, Franz Massenat,
Dondre Whitmore
Union, Aishon White
Washington Twp.,
Adam Marcucci
Westhampton Tech, Alfred Houtsnee

Class of 2011: New Jersey-Players to Watch

Belvidere, Matt Farrell, Jake Chammings
Delaware Valley, Cavanaugh, Greg, Gilligan, Jay , Brokaw, Dan
Don Bosco Prep, Vaughn Gray
Eastside (Paterson), Ethan
Haddon Heights   Michael Pitts
High Tech
(Union City), Xavier Corporan
IMMACULATA,  Darien McDuffie
Jarrod Davis
Lower Cape May Regional, Brandon Pascucci 6'3 guard, Thomas McKefrey 6'6"
Moorestown, Garret Kerr
Monsignor Donovan, Sean Grennan
New Egypt,
Desmond Hubert
North Hunterdon,
 Korey Salvo, Chris Bellofatto, Brendan Rogan,  Mark Snider, Jack Hosein

Derek Johnson
Willingboro, NJ
Westampton Technical

Derek gained a lot of notice at the Oct 11 elite Pennsylvania/Maryland Shootout in Harrisburg (PA)
He was named on all four event report sheets:
East Coast Index, Honorable Mention
Hennessey Assessments, named to "All Agressive" team
National Collegiate Combine, "Top 33"
Prystal Report,  "Top 25"
Paramus Catholic, Malcolm McKnight, Justin Harris
Lower Cape May, Ernest Harper
Paterson Catholic, Jhamir White
Plainfield, Tyrone Johnson
St. Patrick's
, Shaquille Stokes
Paul VI (Haddonfield), Robert Poole
Justin  Scuorzo
Science Park, Aaron Cobb,  Alif McCray
Shawnee, Matt Chiusanousine
St. Augustine, Isaiah Morton,
Charlie Monahan
Trenton Catholic, Christopher Lewis 
The Nia School, Derrick Randall
Westampton Tech, Quincey Harris, Derek Johnson
Nico Palminteri Picks Top  (2011):
Isiah Morton - 5-foot-7 (St. Augustine Prep)
Quick as can be with good scoring instincts.
Brandon Pascucci - 6-foot-2 (Lower Cape May) Shot the lights out, very good handle and good play maker.
Charlie Monaghan - 6-foot-5 St. (Augustine Prep)
Knows how to play and competes extremely hard
Ernie Harper - 6-foot (Lower Cape May)
very quick, knows how to get to the rim.
Jarrelle Reischel - 6-foot-5 (Point Pleasant Beach)
Has the looks of a high major.


Christopher Lewis 
Trenton Catholic





Class of 2012: New Jersey-Players to Watch
12/30/08, "Players to Watch" Charles Lawrence class of 2012 point guard averaging 22 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds for the Community High School in Teaneck, New Jerse

Bishop Eustace Prep
(Pennsauken, NJ)Carson Puriefoy,  Dexter Harris,  Sho DaSilva
Community H S (Tea Neck), Charles Lawrence
DePaul Catholic, Adam Bielous,  Named to Hennessy "Smooth Shooter" List
Neptune, Ikie Calderon
Ocean City, Emily  Duggan (5'11), Named to NCC "Top 25"

Class of 2013: New Jersey-Players to Watch

St. Mary’s (NJ), Michael Moxley
Ocean City, Julia Duggan (6'0), Named to East Coast Index "Top 25"--and  Named to NCC "Top 25"
John Adams Middle School (Edison), Justen Davis
West Morris Central High School, Chris Turrisi



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