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State Tournament Picks

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In the pre-season NJ Hoops November Newsletter we select all the state tournament winners.
This was originally posted February 9 but with tournament ready to tip-off we wanted to repost it.
NJSIAA State Tournament Brackets
With the brackets released yesterday we look at the sections once again:
PAROCHIAL A NORTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
Seton Hall Prep
CURRENT PICK
Seton Hall Prep
PAROCHIAL A NORTH COMMENTS
Will be challenged by St. Peter's Prep
PAROCHIAL A SOUTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
St. Joseph's Metuchen
CURRENT PICK
St. Joseph's Metuchen
PAROCHIAL A NORTH COMMENTS
In an interesting subplot, Coach Dave Turco's St. Joes will be challenged by his brother Bob's top seeded Notre Dame team.
PAROCHIAL B NORTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
St. Anthony
CURRENT PICK
St. Anthony
PAROCHIAL B NORTH COMMENTS
Still our favorite to win it all but must play their A game or a few teams can knock them off.
PAROCHIAL A SOUTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
Gill St. Bernards
CURRENT PICK
Roselle Catholic
PAROCHIAL A SOUTH
We know Gill beat Roselle Catholic last Friday night but RC was missing one of their top players in 5-foot-11 Sr. Hakim Saintil.
GROUP 4 NORTH 1
PRE-SEASON PICK
Hackensack
CURRENT PICK
Hackensack
GROUP 4 NORTH 1 COMMENTS
Paterson Eastside has the backcourt to spring the upset.
GROUP 4 NORTH 2
PRE-SEASON PICK
Linden
CURRENT PICK
Linden
GROUP 4 NORTH 2 COMMENTS
Undefeated Ridge has a shot but Linden has been tested against better competition.
GROUP 4 CENTRAL
PRE-SEASON PICK
East Brunswick
CURRENT PICK
East Brunswick
GROUP 4 CENTRAL COMMENTS
The Bears will be tested in a fairly competitive section.
GROUP 4 SOUTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
Atlantic City
CURRENT PICK
Atlantic City
GROUP 4 SOUTH COMMENTS
Eastern and Lenape have enough to give the Vikings a scare.
GROUP 3 NORTH 1
PRE-SEASON PICK
Teaneck
CURRENT PICK
Teaneck
GROUP 3 NORTH 1 COMMENTS
2nd seed Sparta the only team with shot at the Highwaymen.
GROUP 3 NORTH 2
PRE-SEASON PICK
Newark Eastside
CURRENT PICK
Newark Eastside
GROUP 3 NORTH 2 COMMENTS
Although young Eastside has size and quickness.
GROUP 3 CENTRAL
PRE-SEASON PICK
Neptune
CURRENT PICK
Colts Neck
GROUP 3 CENTRAL COMMENTS
Sr. Brandon Federici should carry the shore team.
GROUP 3 SOUTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
Camden
CURRENT PICK
Camden
GROUP 3 SOUTH COMMENTS
Not a particularly strong section.
GROUP 2 NORTH 1
PRE-SEASON PICK
Pascack Hills
CURRENT PICK
Pascack Hills
GROUP 2 NORTH 1 COMMENTS
Have a chance to return to Rutgers
GROUP 2 NORTH 2
PRE-SEASON PICK
Newark Tech
CURRENT PICK
Newark Tech
GROUP 2 NORTH 2 COMMENTS
Very good size and have been hardened by a tough schedule.
GROUP 2 CENTRAL
PRE-SEASON PICK
Roselle
CURRENT PICK
Lakewood
GROUP 2 CENTRAL COMMENTS
The Piners have been pushed by 6-foot-2 Sr. Tyrice Beverette all season.
GROUP 2 SOUTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
Middle Township
CURRENT PICK
Middle Township
GROUP 2 SOUTH
A well balanced Haddonfield team will provide a sturdy opponent.
GROUP 1 NORTH 1
PRE-SEASON PICK
Woodridge
CURRENT PICK
Woodridge
GROUP 1 NORTH 1 COMMENTS
Although only a four seed we like their firepower with two soon to be, 2,000 point scorers.
GROUP 1 NORTH 2
PRE-SEASON PICK
Dayton
CURRENT PICK
Dayton
GROUP 1 NORTH 2
The last two titles have been between Dayton or University. Looks the same this season.
GROUP 1 CENTRAL
PRE-SEASON PICK
Point Pleasant Beach
CURRENT PICK
Point Pleasant Beach
GROUP 1 CENTRAL COMMENTS
Undefeated Bound Brook a willing adversary in a strong small school section.
GROUP 1 SOUTH
PRE-SEASON PICK
Paulsboro
CURRENT PICK
Paulsboro
GROUP 1 SOUTH COMMENTS
Most years a good Pitman team would be a legit small school champ. But Paulsboro has a lot of weapons.
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