By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Team: Hudson Catholic
Record Last season: 26-4, 11-1 in conference play
Key players: Lou King, Senior;Luther Muhammad, Senior;Jahvon Quinerly, Senior
Potential emerging stars: Precious Ikediashi, senior;Shack Dezonie,senior;Danny Rodriguez, junior;Amare Marshall, freshman;Shane Dezonie,freshman
Team analysis: Running the helm is former “Fab Five” floor general Javon Quinerly. The savvy point guard isn’t your average table setter. JQ has a smooth jumper and is dangerous in pick and roll situations.
THE Ohio State University commit Luther Muhammad is one of the best shooting guards in New Jersey. “Lou Banga” is a ferocious defender and strong rebounder for his position. In regards to his offensive ability, Muhammed is one of the most complete players in the state. He attacks the rim with relentless aggression and has an amazing mid-range game.
Rounding out “The Big Three” is Lou King. The talented small forward looked great in summer and fall ball. He is a matchup nightmare for many coaches. He’s great in transition, and when his jumper is falling he is one of the hardest players to guard in NJ.
If that isn’t enough, the team surrounds the big three with a strong supporting cast of Precious Ikediashi, Danny Rodriguez, Amare Marshall and more. This team can go 8 or 9 deep every game and wear opponents out.
HC has the depth, coaching and senior leadership to compete with any team in the state. It’s time for them to bring it all together and bring home a chip.
It’s go time.
Stat to know: HC has won the Hudson County title for the past five seasons. 2017 NJ Player of the Year Jahvon Quinerly hasn’t selected a school yet, but it’s only a matter of time.