The excitement of the high school girls basketball season is ramping up in New Jersey with it just weeks away at this point. Here are some more preseason all-conference watch lists as we finish up the Super Essex Conference in this article.
– PG/SG, Science Park (2023)
Andeliz has proven herself to be a more than reliable guard for Science Park and has really worked on her passing. It’s an underrated part of her game, something we want to see more of as a senior, but it’s definitely progressed a lot. Let’s not forget how great of a perimeter defender she’s continued to become for the Chargers either.
– 5-4 SG/PG, Caldwell (2023)
One of the most electric three-point shooters we have seen in the state in recent years, Sanderson has made it rain and then some from three, knocking down 82 threes in 27 games last season. She has 175 made three-pointers in her high school career over 66 career games, averaging nearly 2.7 a game, so 200 will easily be in her sights, as well as a fantastic senior season.
– PG, Caldwell (2024)
While not on the same level of a three-point shooter as Sanderson is, Ishigami is a fantastic scorer in her own right and has carved out a spot for herself on this team, leading from the top of the key. Often she is the one dishing the ball off to Sanderson and other teammates for scoring opportunities. She knows how to facilitate and how to create and score.
– PG, Caldwell (2023)
Another solid option in Caldwell’s front court, Brown is Ishigami’s equal, but inside the perimeter, knocking down a plethora of close-range shots while not being afraid to get to the foul line. She’s done a fantastic job at drawing contact to get free points and is an excellent field goal shooter in general.
Kaitlyn Wolff – PF, Cedar Grove (2023)
An underrated choice from a team that’s hovered around .500, Wolff has a fantastic opportunity in front of her to dominate as Cedar Grove’s two best scorers and playmakers graduated in the spring. That makes Wolff one of the best, if not the best returning playmaker on the team, giving her more opportunities to flourish in the paint for the Panthers.
– G/F, Livingston (2024)
Akinola is another player with a wide-open opportunity in front of her as Livingston is without two of its top three scorers last season, both of whom graduated. She’s left as really the main returning scorer and returning impact presence for the Lancers. That means more attention put on her, but plenty more chances, most that she’ll definitely take advantage of.
– F/G, Payne Tech (2025)
Butler is one of the more exciting sophomores in the conference coming into the season and for good reason because she was one of the most balanced forwards in the SEC last year. Nearly averaging a double-double, Butler also averaged around one block and one made three-pointer a game with almost six steals a game. Those numbers as a starting point for high school are incredible and we can’t wait to see what Year 2 brings.