2017-18 Shore Conference Boys Basketball Preview By Mike Ready

 

JERSEY SPORTING NEWS PRESEASON TOP 10

 

  1. Ranney
  2. Mater Dei Prep
  3. Rumson-Fair Haven
  4. Colts Neck
  5. Neptune
  6. Christian Brothers Academy
  7. Middletown North
  8. Long Branch
  9. Matawan
  10. Point Pleasant Beach

BUBBLE TEAMS: Manasquan, Toms River North, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Marlboro, Ocean

 

*Teams listed in predicted order of finish*

 

CLASS A NORTH

NEPTUNE: Head coach Joe Fagan, fourth season, 2016-17 record (14-12, 9-5) tied fourth A North, CJG III quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Jared Kimbrough (Sr. 6-8 C, 14.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3 blocks,  2nd team All-Shore, LaSalle University commit), Kobe Blake (Sr. 6-2 F), Scott Fields (Sr. 6-3 F), Dwaine Jones (Jr. 6-2 G), Jawan Crenshaw (Sr. 6-3 F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Sam Fagan (Fr. 5-10, G), Kahlee Riley (Jr. 5-11 G), Makai Suit (So. 6-0, G), Mekhi Moore (Jr. 6-9, C), Shawn Young (So. 5-11, G/F)

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADAMEY: Head coach Geoff Billet, 11th season, 2016-17 record (16-10, 8-6) fifth A North, Non-Public, South A quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Josh Cohen (Jr. 6-9, C, 11.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2nd team A North), Liam Kennedy (Jr. 6-0, G, 11.1 points 3rd team A North), Rob Mahala (Sr. 6-4 G/F, 7.9 points), Stephen Braunstein (Jr. 6-1 G), Nolan Madden (Sr. 6-3, F), J. P. Harvey (Sr. 6-4, F)

KEY NEWCOMERS: James Huber (Jr. 6-4, F), Paul Waraska (Jr. 6-0, G), Peyton Boesch (Jr. 6-2, G)

COLTS NECK: *PLEASE SEE PREVIEW ARTICLE ON PAGE __*

HOWELL: Head coach Patrick Ramsay, fifth season, 2016-17 record (11-14, 4-10) sixth A North. KEY RETURNERS: Nasiem Brantley (Sr. 6-3, G, 17.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2nd team A North), Alex Morton (Sr. 6-1, G), Eddie Morales (Sr. 5-11, G), Matt Ganter (Jr. 5-10, G), A.J. Yaegel (Sr. 6-3, F), Dante Lanzetta (Sr. 6-1, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Brandon Wilson (Sr. 6-2, G/F,  transfer from Mater Dei), Wendell Wright (Sr. 6-2, F), Nick Hornung (Jr. 6-6, C), Jake Vesce (Jr. 6-3, F), Cooper Vogel (So. 6-2 G), Tommy Talbot (So. 5-9, G), Chris Acciampora (So. 6-1, F)

MARLBORO: Head coach Michael Nausedas, sixth season, 2016-17 record (18-7, 11-3) second A North, SCT finalist, CJG IV quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Dylan Kaufman (Jr. 6-6 F, 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1st team A North), Justin Marcus (Sr. 6-5 F, 6.0 points, 6.9 rebounds), Brian Levine (Sr. 5-9, G), Andrew Rimland (Sr. 5-6, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Alex Ratner (So. 5-11, G), Eddie Paladino (Sr. 5-9 G), Ramon Fontanes (So. 6-0, G), Emmanuel Cofy (Sr.  6-0, F), Spencer Alamia (Sr. 5-7, G), Anthony Brienza (Jr. 5-8, G), Kyle LaRocca (Jr. 5-8, G), Chris Lesnick (Jr. 6-2, F)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP: Head coach Brian Golub, 23rd season, 2016-17 record (25-3, 13-1) first A North, CJG IV finalist, SCT quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Ja’Zeem Foster (Sr. 6-1 G), Greg Billups (Jr. 6-5, F)

KEY NEWCOMERS: Joe Gargiulo (Sr. 6-1, G), Cristian Corcione (Jr. 5-9, G), Doug Kneipher (Sr. 6-0, G), Seth Meisner (Jr. 6-2, G), Zack Barilka (Jr. 6-2, G), Matt Santangelo (Jr. 6-2, G), Max Gluck (Jr. 6-5, C), Jeremy Thorn (Jr. 6-2, F), Ben Tirabassi (Jr. 6-1, F), Kenandre Scott-Foye (Jr. 6-4, G), Zach Orrico (Fr. 5-8, G)

FREEHOLD BORO: Head coach Ben DiBiase, first season (eighth overall), 2016-17 record (2-19, 2-12) seventh A North. KEY RETURNERS: Ashante Worthy (Sr. 6-0, G), Quincy Davis (Jr. 6-4, F), Lucas Bruckman (Jr. 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Liam Foster (Jr. 6-1, F), Jiasion Carpenter (Fr. 6-5, F), Jack Bisaha (Fr. 5-11, G/F), Makhi Theosmy (Jr. 6-0, G/F)

MANALAPAN: Head coach Rick Garretson, 24th season, 2016-17 record (4-17, 0-14) eighth A North. KEY RETURNERS: Justin Lynch (Sr. 6-1, G), Brian Broderick (Sr. 6-4, F), Ryan Knorr (So. 5-9, G), Alex Purzuynski (Sr. 6-4, F), Colby Howard (Sr. 6-3, G), Tomas Bublis (So. 6-0, G), Andrew Longovich (Sr. 5-10, G), Nick Sinagra (Sr. 5-9, G), Blake Henis (So. 6-5, F), Ryan Szatkowski (So. 6-1, G)KEY NEWCOMERS: Michael Baez (Sr. 6-0, G), John Kushner (Sr. 6-0, G)

 

CLASS A CENTRAL

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN: Head coach Chris Champeau, ninth season, 2016-17 record (24-3, 12-0) first A Central, Central Jersey Group II champions. KEY RETURNERS: Jack Solano (Sr. 6-0, G, 13.5 points), Teddy Sourlis (Sr. 6-1, G, 14.7 points, 3.3 steals, 103 3PM, 1st team A Central), Elijah McAllister (Sr. 6-7, C), Ian O’Connor (Jr. 6-4, F, 12.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2nd team A Central), Jackson McCarthy (Jr. 6-5, F), KEY NEWCOMERS: Devin Cooper (Sr. 5-11, G, 13.5 points, 3.4 assists, transfer from Red Bank Regional), Phil Wheeler (So. 6-7, G/F), Ryan McCann (Jr. 6-4, C), Cali Sloan (Sr. G), Drew Frankel (Sr. G), Robbie Smith (Sr. G)

MATAWAN: Head coach John Giraldo, third season, 2016-17 record (14-14, 6-6) tied third A Central. KEY RETURNERS: Mike Dunn (Sr. 6-4, G, 15.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1st team A Central), Reggie Tawiah (Sr. 6-2, G, 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2nd team A Central), Ramon Estrada (Sr. 5-11, G), John Buekers (So. 6-6, C), Quincy Wathington (Jr. 6-0, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Jonte Quijano (Sr. 5-8, G), Ethan Okello (So. 6-2, G), Darrell Rogers (So. 6-1, G), Niles Haliburton (So. 6-0 G), Justyn Coleman (Jr. F)

RARITAN: Head coach Denis Caruano, 13th season, 2016-17 record (10-14, 4-8) tied fifth A Central. KEY RETURNERS: Tim Hayes (Jr. 6-3, F/G), Zach Mojica (Sr. 6-3, F), Rob Lavilla (Jr. 5-10, G), Pat Bowells (Jr. G), Chris Marten (Jr. 6-1, F), Jaylen Smith (So. 6-2 F/C) KEY NEWCOMERS: John Diahy (Sr. 6-0, G), Chris Van Dermark (Sr. 5-10, G), Connor Smith (So. 5-9, G), Tyrese Bryant (Jr. 5-11, G, transfer from Matawan)

HOLMDEL: Head coach Sean Davaney, 12th season, 2016-17 record (12-10, 8-4) second A Central. KEY RETURNERS: Tim Zhou (Sr. 6-1, G/F), Eric Celenti (Sr. 6-0, F), Connor LaMountain (Sr. 6-1, C), Johnny Christian (Sr. 5-11, G), Sean Dolan (Sr. 5-11, F), Alex Rubano (Jr. 5-9, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Christian Hsu (Sr. 5-9, G), Nick Gianotte (Sr. 6-0, F), Eric Cheah (Sr. 5-9, G), Jack Murray (Jr. G/F), Pete Cannizzo (So. 5-10, G), Jack Giamanco (So. 5-9, G), Derek Chan (So. 5-11, G), Doug Chan (So. 5-11, G)

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY: Head coach Ryan Finch, second season, 2016-17 record (7-18, 4-8) tied fifth A Central. KEY RETRUNERS: Zack Moran (Sr. 6-3 G), Chris Mikos (Sr. 6-4, G), A.J. McGimpsey (Jr. 6-5, F), Kevin Greene (So. 5-9, G), Justin Steuerer (Jr. 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Christian Booker (Jr. 5-10, G), Cam McCargo (So. 6-2, G/F), Paul Coburn (Sr. 6-1, G), Liam Harrison (Sr. 5-10, G), Kyle Balcezak (Sr. 5-9, G), C.J. Keeling (Sr. 5-11, G), Robert Ulrich (Jr. 6-0, G), Elia Malara (Sr. 6-4, F, transfer from Marlboro), James Raply (Jr. 6-5, F, transfer from Marlboro), Jahmal Garraway (So. 5-11, G, transfer from Matawan)

SHORE REGIONAL: Head coach Erik Mazur, first season, 2016-17 record (7-16,  2-10) 7th A Central. KEY RETURNERS: Kyle Koob (Jr. 6-1, G), Chris Panduri (Jr. 6-3, G), Devin Chartier (Sr. 6-4, F), Kevin DuBois (Sr. 5-9, G), Jack DuBois (Sr. 5-8, G), Ryan Flanagan (Jr. 6-3, F), Leo Montesinos (Jr. 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS:  Max Miller (Jr. 6-2, G), Noah Carrol (Jr. 6-4, F), Nick Crochet (Jr. 6-1, F), Ryan Paglia (So. 6-4, F), Connor Creighton (So. 5-10, G)

RED BANK: Head coach Scott Martin, 17th season, 2016-17 record (9-15, 6-6) tied third A Central. KEY RETURNERS: Dean Hottmann (Jr. 6-6, C), Liam Joyce (Jr. 6-0, G), Luke Sprauer (Jr. 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Jasir Thomas (Sr. 6-0, F), Brian Forsman (Jr. 6-3, F), Gavin Mahoney (Jr. 6-2, F), Aiden Gillmartin (Jr. 6-2, G), Jack Niesz (Jr. 5-8, G), Matt Weidmn (So. 5-11, G), Seth Cousins (So. 6-2, F), Erik Christie (So. 5-10, G)

 

 

CLASS A SOUTH

TOMS RIVER NORTH:  Head coach Rory Caswell, seventh season, 2016-17 record (28-3, 14-0) 1st A South, SJG IV finalist, SCT semifinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Travis Holland (Sr. 6-6 G), Holden Petrick (Sr. 5-10 G), Mark Mogarte (Sr. 5-10, G), Elliot Dak (Sr. 6-7, F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Nick Dunzack (Jr. 6-5, F), Najea Hallenback (So. 6-5, F), Colin Baker (So. 6-2, G), Michael Centeno (Sr. 6-7, F), Nick Perna (Sr. 6-3, G), Allen Schlanger (Sr. 6-4, F), Jakari Spence (So. 5-10, G, transfer from Manchester), Markese Davis (Jr. 6-0 G)

BRICK: Head coach Mike Gawronski, sixth season, 2016-17 record (15-11, 7-7) 3rd A South. KEY RETURNERS: Shane Williams (Jr. 6-4, G/F, 14.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.4 steals, 2.5 blocks, 1st team A South), Dan Venezia (Sr. 6-0, G), Mike Melitto (Sr. 5-9, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Jalen Jackson (Jr. 6-2, G, transfer from St. Anthony’s), Cole Groschel (Jr. 6-2, F), Sergio DeLuca (Sr. 5-7, G), Kyle Sullivan (Sr. 5-8, G), Nick D’Eufmia (Sr. 6-5, F), Dan Meyers (Sr. 6-3, G), Zach Scheiss (Sr. 5-11, G)

BRICK MEMORIAL: Head coach Mike Pelkey, first season, 2016-17 record (8-17, 6-8) tied for 4th A South. KEY RETURNERS: Anthony Argondizza (Sr. 6-4, F, 9.8 points, 3rd team A South), Vinny Vecchione (Sr. 6-0, G), Vin Hernandez (Sr. 6-2, F), Dan Lahey (Sr. 5-11, G), Kevin Starrett (Sr. 6-1, G), Jake Sliazis (Sr. 6-3, F), Matt Bernstein (Jr. 6-2, F), Kyle McMahon (Jr. 6-2, F), Nick Manso (Jr. 5-8, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Nick Dominquez (Jr. 6-3, F), Tyler Sindel (Jr. 5-10, G)

TOMS RIVER EAST: Head coach Jim Dempsey, fifth season, 2016-17 record (8-15, 3-11) 8th A South. KEY RETURNERS: Zyaire Dorn (Sr. 5-9, G, 13.4 points, 2nd team A South), Trevor Zabilowicz (Sr. 6-2, G), Jack Goodall (Sr. 5-9, G), Nick Silvia (Sr. 6-1, F), Nick Shortino (Sr. 5-11, G), Ryan Goodall (So. 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Josh Nicol (Jr. 6-1, G), Mike Goodal (So. 5-8, G)

SOUTHERN: Head coach Eric Fierro, eighth season, 2016-17 record (11-15, 5-9) 6th A South. KEY RETURNERS: Jake DuBoise (Sr. 5-10, G, 14.7 points, 3rd team A South), Thomas Foster (Sr. 6-5, G), August Gugleimini (Sr. 6-2, F), Johnny Tilton (Jr. F), Cole Markley (Jr. 6-2, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Vinnie Deck (Jr. 6-0, G), Joe Guglielmo (Jr. 6-0, F), Joe Infurna (Jr. 5-10, G), Will DeVane (So. 5-5, G), Alex Manno (Jr. 6-2, G), Cole Robinson (So. 6-1, F), Alex Tcheveev (Sr. 6-5, F), Noah Wasacz (So. 6-3, F)

CENTRAL: Head coach Mike Clemente Jr., third season, 2016-17 season (22-6, 11-3) 2nd A South, CJG III quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Xavier Jackson (Sr. 6-0, G), Tom Ruscitti (Sr. 6-2, G), Darius Martorano (So. 6-1, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Kavon Chambers (So. 6-1, G), Marvin Goodwine (Fr. 5-10, G), Eli Allen (Sr. 6-4, G), Walter Maldonado (Jr. 5-10, G), Nick Altieri (Jr. 6-1, G), Josh Clyburn (Sr. 5-10, G), Jared Peters (Sr. 6-3, F), Nasir Dillard (Jr. 5-9, G), Nick Firetto (So. 6-1, F), Reece Chevalier (So. 6-0, F)

JACKSON MEMORIAL: Head coach Kevin McQuade, fourth season, 2016-17 record (11-12, 6-8) tied 4th A South. KEY RETURNERS: Alex Cabera (Sr. 6-2, F), A.J. Tomachewich (Sr. 5-10, G), Nick Kinzler (Jr. 6-5, F/C) KEY NEWCOMERS: Chris Mitchell (Sr. 6-2, G/F), Gerard Panella (Sr. 5-8, G), Jayson Lee (Jr. 5-11, G), Joe Maffei (Jr. 6-4, F), Tommy Mitchell (Jr. 6-3, F), Ronny Bantang (So. 6-3, F), Nick Colon (So. 5-10 G)

TOMS RIVER SOUTH: Head coach Curt DeFillippo, fourth season, 2016-17 record (7-16, 4-10) tied 6th A South. KEY RETURNER: Jalen Folsom (So. 6-0, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: David Wilson (Sr. 5-11, G), Dillon Hope (Sr. 6-3, F), Armani Vasquez (Sr. 6-1, G), Rob Marro (So. 6-1, G)

 

CLASS B NORTH: 

MIDDLETOWN NORTH: *PLEASE SEE PREVIEW ARTICLE ON PAGE __*

LONG BRANCH:  *PLEASE SEE PREVIEW ARTICLE ON PAGE __*

MANASQUAN: Head coach Andrew Bilodeau, 10th season, 2016-17 record (18-11, 10-4) tied first B North, CJG II semifinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Brad McCabe (Jr. 6-4, G/F, 10.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2nd team B North), Ryan Flanagan (Sr. 6-1, G, 4.8 points, 4.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds), Justin Gladden (Sr. 6-3, F), Xander Korolik (Jr. 6-5, F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Dylan Finn (Sr. 6-0, G), Emilio Steveson (Sr. 6-2, G), Jimmy Thompson (Sr. 6-4, F), Alex Galvan (So. 6-6 F)

RED BANK CATHOLIC:  Head coach Tyler Schmelz, second season, 2016-17 record (17-10, 10-4) tied first B North, Non-Public South A quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Matt Ansell (Sr. 6-1, G, 6.3 points), Charlie Gordinier (So. 6-6, F), Kevin Bauman (So. 6-6, F), John Kelly (Sr. 6-6, C), Matt Conley (Jr. 5-10, G), John Duffy (Jr. 5-11, G), M.J. Wright (Jr. 5-9, G) KEY NEWCOMERS:  Steve Lubischer (Jr. 6-1, G), Pat Brady (Sr. 5-11, G), Matt Morongielllo (Sr. 6-1, G), Jack Savare (Fr. 6-2, G), Joe Hill (So. 6-2, G/F), Sam Meeks (So. 6-1 G, transfer from Ocean)

OCEAN: Head coach John Terlecsky, 10th season, 2016-17 record (16-10, 7-7) fifth B North. KEY RETURNERS: Andrew Seager (Sr. 6-7, F, 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1st team B North), David Yatcilla (Sr. 5-10, G), Jack Miller (So. 6-1, G, 9.9 points, 40 three-pointers), Brian Lausten (Sr. 6-4, F), Gage  Hutzley (Sr. 6-0, F), Santieno Harding (Jr. 5-10, G), Luke Yates (Jr. 5-10, G), Michael Cascaes (Jr. 5-9, G), Blake Arlington (Jr. 6-2, F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Bobby Reisler (Sr. 6-2, F), Jake Mostow (Sr. 6-2 G), Mike West (Sr. F), Jake Votta (Sr., F)

MIDDLETOWN SOUTH: Head coach Jim Anderson, first season (eighth overall), 2016-17 record (8-18, 4-10) seventh B North. KEY RETURNERS: Ryan Purcell (Sr. 6-4, G, 16.8 points, 44 three-pointers, 2nd team B North), David Gervase (Sr. 6-3, F, 14.5 points, 4.6 rebounds), James Baldo (Sr. 5-8, G, 4.0 assists), Nick Unrath (Sr. 6-3, F), Jack Anderson (Sr. 6-4, F/C), Matt Laudisi (Sr. 6-3, G/F), Dillon Connelly (Sr. 6-2, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Jamie Petrillo (Jr. 5-6, G), Chris Fleming (Jr. 6-0, F), Dan Mitchinson (Jr. 6-3, F)

WALL: Head coach Matt Kukoda, fourth season, 2016-17 record (11-16, 5-9) sixth B North. KEY RETURNERS: Steve Geis (Sr. 6-0, G, 15.8 points, 67 three-pointers, 3.4 assists, 2nd team B North), Mike Cassidy (Sr. 5-10, G, 3.0 assists), Quinn Calabrese (So. 6-0, G, 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds), Andy Lenneper (Sr. 6-2. F), James Colosi (Sr. 5-8, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Trey Dombroski (Jr. 6-4, F), Ian Ackerman (So. 6-0, F), Brett Palmer (So. 6-1, F), Pat Lacey (Fr. 6-1, G), Tom Palluzzi (Fr. 6-1, G)

MONMOUTH REGIONAL: Head coach Jeff Sfraga, first season, 2016-17 record (4-17, 1-13) eighth B North. KEY RETURNERS: Ian Fitzgerald (Sr. 5-10, G), Steve Wagner (Sr. 5-11, G), Mark Deroski (Sr. 6-4, C)

KEY NEWCOMERS: Dante Ciaramella (Jr. 5-11, G), Dan Forsman (Jr. 6-5, C), Sean Gades (Sr. 6-3, F), Ryan Cronin (Sr., 6-2, F)

 

CLASS B CENTRAL:

RANNEY: Head coach Taj Holden, third season, 2016-17 record (22-5, 13-1) tied fourth B Central, Non-Public, South B semifinalist, SCT semifinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Bryan Antoine (Jr. 6-5, G, 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1st team All-Shore), Scottie Lewis (Jr. 6-5, G/F, 16.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1st team All-Shore), Ahmadu Sarnor (Jr. 6-1, G, 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2nd team All-Shore),  Chris Autino (Jr. 6-7, F/C), Alex Klatsky (Jr. 6-4, G) KEY NEWCOMER: Savior Akuwovo (Sr. 6-8, F/C, transfer from St. Anthony’s)

MATER DEI PREP:  *PLEASE SEE PREVIEW ARTICLE ON PAGE __*

POINT PLEASANT BEACH: Head coach Nick Catania, 14th season, 2016-17 record (18-10, 10-4) third B Central, CJG I quarterfinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Danny Frauenheim (Sr. 5-10, G, 16.2 points, 7.4 assists, 2nd team B Central), Trevor Covery (Sr. 6-5, G/F, 8.6 points), Chris Pina (Sr. 6-5, F, 7.6 points, 3rd team B Central), Josh Yates (Sr. 6-1, G), Hunter Clark (Sr. 5-10, G), Johnny Langeveld (Sr. 6-1 F/G), Phil Antoniotti (So. G/F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Jake Clark (So. 6-1, G), Jean Verrier (Sr. 6-5, F), Liam Hennessy (Sr. 5-10, G), Mohamed Traore (Sr. 6-2, G, transfer from Boston, MA)

ST. ROSE: Head coach Matt Gathman, first season, 2016-17 record (15-12, 8-6) fourth B Central. KEY RETURNERS: Dave Calloway (Sr. 6-1, G, 10.0 points, 42 three-pointers, 3rd team B Central), John Crowley (Sr. 5-10, G, 10.0 points), Ethan Tombs (Sr. 6-3, F), Sean Culley (Sr. 6-2, F), Bobby Mahon (Sr. 6-0, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Matt Forlenza (Jr. 6-0, G), John Beattie (So. 6-3, G), Brady Shea (Jr. 5-10, G)

KEANSBURG: Head coach James McCarthy, 10th season, 2016-17 record (7-15, 4-10) tied fifth B Central.

KEY RETURNERS: Vaughn Fitzgerald (Sr. 6-5, C), Danny Vital (Sr. 5-10, G, 15.2 points), Justin Alessi (Sr. 5-6, G), Paul Eckleberry (Sr. 6-4, F, 8.59 rebounds) KEY NEWCOMERS: George Windgender (Sr. F), JaShawn Martin (Sr. G)

ASBURY PARK: Head coach Larry Marshall, first season, 2016-17 record (6-16, 4-10) tied fifth B Central.

KEY RETURNERS: Ja’King Agostini (Sr. 5-11 G), Javon Higgs (Sr. 6-4, G/F), Alexx Harbour (Jr. 5-11, G), Xavier Banks (Sr. 6-5, F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Erych Brown (So. 5-10, G), Anthony Fraser (Jr. 6-2), Basean Fraser (Fr. 6-1), Jay-son Freeman (Jr. 6-3), Wenderlens Garius (Jr. 6-3), Mika Jones (Fr. 6-2), DeAnte Love (6-4), Najier Massie (Fr. 5-10)

KEYPORT: Head coach Phil Recco, 13th season, 2016-17 record (7-15, 3-11) seventh B Central. KEY RETURNERS: Noah Geraghty (Sr. 6-1, F), Colin Fernandez (Sr. 6-0, G),

HENRY HUDSON: Head coach Drew Eldridge, first season, 2016-17 record (1-22, 1-13) eighth B Central.

KEY RETURNERS: Jay Anthony (Jr. 6-2, F), Austin Flesch (Sr. 6-4, C), Kyle Santiago (Sr. 6-0, G)

 

CLASS B SOUTH:

POINT PLEASANT BORO:  Head coach Kevin Hynes, 23rd season, 2016-17 record (16-8, 11-3) second B South. KEY RETURNERS: Connor Costigan (Sr. 6-2, F), John Duda (Sr. 6-4, F, 2nd team B South), Connor Strickland (Sr. 5-9, G, 2nd team B South), John Chipak (Sr. 6-0, F), Ryan Henn (Sr. 6-2, F), Caleb Kasper (Sr., 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Sam Young (So. 6-5, C), Cole Young (So. 6-4, F), Brian Hawthorne (Jr. 6-0, G), Alex Drucquer (So. 5-10, G), Nick Tuzzolino (Fr. 5-9, G)

BARNEGAT:  Head coach Mike Puorro, fourth season, 2016-17 season (18-11, 8-6) fourth B South, SJG II semifinalist. KEY RETURNERS: Mike Revello (Sr. 5-9, G, 16.2 points, 3.48 assists, 1st team B South), Carson Francisco (Sr. 6-1, G, 13.4 points, 3.86 assists), Alex Grogan (Sr. 6-1, F, 8.0 points, 6.9 rebounds), Sean Morris (Jr. 6-4, F, 5.1 points), Parth Patel (Jr. 6-3, F), Brian Finucan (Jr. 6-2, F) KEY NEWCOMERS: Tommy Kray, Dave Ciani, Brendan Revello, Nick Revello, Devyn DeFilipo, Matt White, Laurence Davis

DONOVAN CATHOLIC: Head coach Mike Kearney, 20th season, 2016-17 record (12-13, 10-4) third B South. KEY RETURNERS: Joe San Fillipo (Sr. 6-2, G/F, 9.3 points, 6.26 rebounds, 2nd team B South), Anthony Silverstrone (Sr. 5-10, G, 10.9 points, 51 three-pointers), Jethro Moll (Sr. 6-2, G), Matt Melon (Jr. 5-11, G), Nik Ferraro (Sr. 6-6, F), Glenn Swenson (Jr. 5-10, G), Chris Conroy (Sr. 6-0, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Phil Mylod, Braedan Kunzman, Neithan Ramos, Andy Schlendorf, Will Lindsey, Connor Maguire, Rola Popoola, Eian Gilroy, Nick Ramos

LAKEWOOD: Head coach Randy Holmes, 12th season, 2016-17 record (16-11, 12-2) first B South.

KEY RETURNERS: Zyeir Jones (Sr. 6-2, G, 2nd B South), Jyheir Jones (Sr. 6-2, G), Kevin Dent (Sr. 5-9, G), Khari Jenkins (Sr. 5-10, G), Ryan Savoy (So. 6-3, F), Omari Barksdale (So. 5-10, G) KEY NEWCOMERS: Drayton Bonaparte (Sr. 5-10, G), Julian Zingler (Sr. 6-3, F), Zyemere Calhoun (Jr. 6-3, F)

JACKSON LIBERTY: Head coach Mike Antenucci, first season, 2016-17 record (5-19, 3-11) tied sixth B South.  KEY RETURNERS: Daniel Sofield (Jr. 6-6, G/F, 1st team B South), Takai Anderson (Jr. 5-11, G), Kyle White (Sr. 6-4, F)

PINELANDS: Head coach Fred Johnson, second season, 2016-17 record (3-21, 2-12) eighth B South. KEY RETURNERS: Anthony Diaz (Jr. 5-8, G), Andrew Schultz (Jr. 6-0, G), Caden Sundermann (Sr. 5-10, G), Chris Lewis (Sr. 6-1, F), Devin Kidd (Jr. 5-10, G), Garrett Brown (Jr. 5-10, G), Luke Wiatroski (Jr. 5-9, G)

MANCHESTER: Head coach Ryan Ramsay, 13th season, 2016-17 record (10-15, 7-7) fifth B South. KEY RETURNERS: Jerry Ward (Sr. 6-2, F), Jesse Devero (Sr. 6-3, F), Josh Hayes (So. 5-11, G), Mike Richardson (Sr. 5-11, G)

LACEY: Head coach Sean McAndrew, first season, 2016-17 record (4-18, 3-11) tied seventh B South. KEY RETURNERS: Kevin O’Rourke (Jr. 6-1, F), Kalvin Kuhn (So. 6-2, F), Cory Gudzak (Jr. 6-1, F), Kyle Priebe (Sr. 6-3, F)

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