Updated New Jersey 2024 Top 5 Small Forwards
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The depth of girls basketball in New Jersey, let alone the Class of 2024, is just insane to think about. We’re continuing on with our updated positional rankings for the senior class, and within our top 50, there are 13…
The depth of girls basketball in New Jersey, let alone the Class of 2024, is just insane to think about. We’re continuing on with our updated positional rankings for the senior class, and within our top 50, there are 13 small forwards ranked. The forward position has become so vital in the modern game, and the Garden State is bringing the heat. Here are the top five updated small forwards for the Class of 2024.
No. 1:– Ewing (No. 4 overall)
We start with a future Division I, Power Five prospect in Ewing’s, fresh off officially signing to play at Michigan. It’s incredibly tough to find DI ball, let alone Power Five ball, let alone playing for a Big Ten power, but she’s more than deserving of getting this opportunity. The stats speak for themselves, especially her scoring, and she’s really developed a solid outside shot while continuing to keep pace defensively, swatting shots away, crashing the boards and creating fast breaks the other way.
No. 2:– Newark Central (No. 5 overall)
Talk about a stacked top five and a stacked updated top two forwards in the senior class. Fedd-Robinson rounds out the overall top five in the 2024 class as an insanely complete forward, very much evoking tendencies and traits of a guard in her game. She’s a double-double and triple-double threat, a stat-sheet stuffer across the board who can do anything on the floor and do it at a rate no one else can. Not surprisingly, last year was a career year for her in many respects as this college-ready player is ready to go out in style.
No. 3:– Colonia (No. 8 overall)
We have three small forwards in our top 10 as Derkack, the future DI prospect in her own right, rounds that out, coming in as our No. 8 updated overall prospect in the 2024 class. What more can be said and asked of a double-double machine, a 20-point scorer and nearly a 15-rebound machine, and oh yeah, she can pass the rock better than many guards across the state. Derkack and Fedd-Robinson are so similar in so many ways, two superstars in every aspect of their game ready to do damage on both sides of the ball at the next level.
No. 4:– Irvington (No. 21 overall)
At some point, you start to run out of words for how good a player can be, and we’re already doing that without even finishing up our top five. Wilson fits the billing there without question, another incredible 20-point scorer coming off a 23.8 PPG season as a junior. That level of pure scorer isn’t found often in New Jersey, but she’s averaged 20+ over the past two seasons, coupled with great aggression defensively and a fervor to shoot the three at a higher, more accurate clip.
No. 5:– Secaucus (No. 23 overall)
We round out this top five list with an exciting North Jersey prospect in Secaucus’s, an incredibly talented offensive piece that’s really taken some great strides in her defensive game. We really saw that take flight as a junior where she was holding her ground down low, playing more freely on the post while just being more aggressive and assertive against opponents. Let’s not forget to mention 97 threes and nearly 19 PPG over her last two seasons (58 games played).