Some of the top high school talent in the state assembled yesterday afternoon at Kean University in North Jersey for the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children Basketball Festival.
Two top-20 teams battled, with Seton Hall Prep getting the best of Hudson Catholic, 63-53. Seton Hall Prep improved to 6-2 with the win. Junior guard Dallas Anglin, a Saint Joseph's recruiting target, had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 blocks in the winning effort.
Saint Anthony blew out Saint Joseph's of Montvale 76-44 behind a well-balanced effort. A player that I watched at the Eddie Griffin Challenge, junior forward Jerome Frink, put together another solid performance for the Friars, scoring 8, grabbing 9 rebounds, and tallying 2 blocks and 2 steals. Unsigned senior Lucious Jones paced Saint Anthony with 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Saint Peter's Prep also won in convincing fashion, beating Trenton Catholic 63-40. Despite losing Ronald Roberts to college (Saint Joseph's), and Myles Davis and Dallas Anglin to transfers, Saint Peter's Prep continues to roll along. Senior guard Stephon Whyatt led the way for Saint Peter's, hitting 3 3's en route to his team-leading 21 points.
Saint Patrick's improved to 7-0, defeating rival Saint Benedict's 73-65. Kentucky-bound senior Michael Gilchrist showed once again why he is one of the most highly-regarded high school prospects in the country, pouring in 25 points and collecting 14 rebounds.
This talent attracted quite a few college coaches, including SJU's head coach Phil Martelli. Martelli was likely there to see junior guard Dallas Anglin, as well as a number of other players in the sophomore and junior classes. Joining Martelli in attendance was Rutgers' Mike Rice, Georgetown's John Thompson III, and Seton Hall's Kevin Willard.
All stats from the game are from the NJ.com article linked here.
The list of coaches is from the Zagsblog article linked here.