2019 Metro Classic Preview

Photo courtesy of Dave’s Joint.

By David Cordova

The state of New Jersey is flourishing in the basketball scene at the present time as there are many teams throughout the Garden State with talented players. But this coming weekend, there will be a premier event showcasing its talent throughout the state and around the country.

The Metro Classic, which has been in inception since 2013, will be taking place starting tomorrow through this Sunday at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. In past years, there have been plenty of big-time programs and players that have come through this event.

This year will be no exception. As there will be some good games to watch on the schedule, including two involving Montverde Academy, the Montverde, Florida-based school, which is rated No. 4 in the nation according to USA Today. Tomorrow night at 8 PM, they will face off against the Ranney School, which is rated as the No. 11 team in the USA Today poll and No. 1 in the state of New Jersey. On Saturday night at 7:30 PM, Montverde will play against the defending state champions, Roselle Catholic, which is rated as the No. 19 in the USA Today poll and No. 2 team in the state of New Jersey.

Other good games will be between Long Island Lutheran, the Brookville, New York-based school which is ranked as the No. 15 team in the USA Today poll, and Gill St. Bernard’s, which is ranked as the No. 4 team in the state of New Jersey, which will take place on Saturday night at 6 PM. Then there is the undefeated Elizabeth, who are currently 19-0 on the season, and are playing against First Love Christian of Pennsylvania on Sunday night at 6 PM.

Here is the full schedule of games:

Standout Players to Watch:

Kahlil Whitney, Roselle Catholic (NJ), Class of 2019 – Committed to University of Kentucky

Scottie Lewis, Ranney School (NJ), Class of 2019 – Committed to University of Florida

Bryan Antoine, Ranney School (NJ), Class of 2019 – Committed to Villanova University

Precious Achuiwa, Montverde Academy (FL), Class of 2019

Alex Klatsky, Ranney School (NJ), Class of 2019 – Committed to University of Florida

Colby Rogers, Roselle Catholic (NJ), Class of 2019

Joshua Pierre-Louis, Roselle Catholic (NJ), Class of 2019 – Committed to UNLV

Balsa Koprivica, Montverde Academy (FL), Class of 2019 – Committed to Florida State University

Omar Payne, Montverde Academy (FL), Class of 2019

Paul Mulcahy, Gill St. Bernard (NJ), Class of 2019 – Committed to Rutgers University

Cade Cunningham, Montverde Academy (FL), Class of 2019

Moses Moody, Montverde Academy (FL), Class of 2020

Zach Martini, Gill St. Bernard (NJ), Class of 2020

Denver Anglin, Gill St. Bernard (NJ), Class of 2022

Jason Eubank, First Love Christian (NJ), Class of 2019

Al-Fatir Connor, Elizabeth (NJ), Class of 2021

Sterling Jones, Christ the King (NY), Class of 2021

Ryan Myers, Christ the King (NY), Class of 2020

Jonathan Kuminga, Our Savior New American (NY), Class of 2021

Adama Sanogo, Our Savior New American (NY), Class of 2021

Elijah Perkins, Ranney School (NJ), Class of 2022

Philip Wheeler, Ranney School (NJ), Class of 2020

Cliff Omoruyi, Roselle Catholic (NJ), Class of 2020

Corey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic (NJ), Class of 2022

Trey Patterson, Rutgers Prep (NJ), Class of 2021

Mark Armstrong, St. Peter’s Prep (NJ), Class of 2022

Jai Smith, St. Thomas More (CT), Class of 2021

Joel Soriano, St. Thomas More (CT), Class of 2019 – Committed to Fordham University

Isaiah Hill, Union Catholic (NJ), Class of 2021

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