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    NJ Players to Watch: Tyus Battle, St. Joseph (Met.)

    The Syracuse-bound 6-6 guard is transferring to the Metuchen-based school after three years at Gill St. Bernard's to be closer to his Edison home and also join younger brother Khalif, an incoming freshman

    NJ Players to Watch: T.J. Gibbs, Seton Hall Prep

    The Notre Dame-bound point guard--the youngest of three talented scorers at Seton Hall--will return in 2015-16 in an effort to carry the Pirates to their first state championship since 2007

    Year in Review: NJ boys basketball

    Check back on the year that was in New Jersey boys basketball including the best team, best players, record performance, and five stories that stood out.

    Highlights: St. Anthony 43, Boys and Girls (NYC) 28

    Highlights from HS SportsDesk (1/28/13)

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ heartwarming moments

    MSGVarsity brings you five of the top heartwarming stories of the year from New Jersey in the 2014-15 season.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ boys basketball games

    5 . Pope John over Linden, 62-61, at the Richel Commerical Brokerage Hoopfest

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ individual performances

    The 2014-15 school year saw a host of teams that left their mark on the high school sports landscape. Here's a look at the top 5 individual performances from the year.

    Karl Towns goes No. 1: From Metuchen to Minnesota

    Karl-Anthony Towns, the former St. Joseph (Metuchen) and University of Kentucky star was selected No. 1 in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 5

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Towns follows NJ tradition as First Round NBA pick

    Fomer St. Joseph op Metuchen star Karl-Anthony Towns became the second No. 1 pick out of New Jersey in five years and seventh first round selection since 2009 when the Timberwolves nabbed him Wednesday night

    Seton Hall Prep star T.J. Gibbs picks Notre Dame

    The MSGVarsity All-Metro junior point guard gave a verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish while on a visit to South Bend Sunday morning

    Put A Face On It (4/2/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: Second Team

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: Player and Coach of the Year

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: First Team

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Teams

    Meet the players who earned 2015 All-Metro boys basketball honors.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/31/2015)

    High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

    Final Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll

    Wings Academy defeated Christ the King to capture its first-ever New York State Class AA Federation title.

    2015 All-New Jersey Boys Basketball Team

    MSG Varsity honors the best boys basketball players for the 2014-15 season in MSGVarsity's New Jersey region, including player of the year Isaiah Briscoe.

    Put A Face On It (3/26/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    NJ Boys Lacrosse Players to Watch 2015

    Here are New Jersey's top scorers, savers, faceoff and ground ball men for the upcoming season.

    Highlights: Roselle Catholic 57, Pope John 45 (3/23/15)

    Highlights of Roselle Catholic's 57-45 win over Pope John in the TOC Finals

    Final power rankings: NJ boys basketball (3/24)

    Roselle Catholic comes full circle to finish No. 1 in the MSG Varsity New Jersey power rankings after opening the season as the top-ranked team back in December.

    Postgame: Roselle Catholic's Boff, Briscoe

    MSG Varsity tallks to Roselle Catholic's Isaiah Briscoe and coach Dave Boff about their TOC Championship win

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/24)

    Roselle Catholic celebrated a second Tournament of Champions title in three years Monday.

    Roselle Catholic tops Pope John for TOC title

    Kentucky-bound Isaiah Briscoe scored 27 points and freshman forward Nazreon Reid added 12 to send Roselle Catholic to its second Tournament of Champions crown in three years

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 4

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (3/23/2015)

    MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo look back at the best of the best from the week in New Jersey boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

    Highlights: Roselle Catholic 103, Paulsboro 34 (3/21/15)

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    Highlights of Roselle Catholic's TOC semifinal win over Paulsboro

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball: T of C Central

    Schedules, lineups, picks and scores for 27th NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

    Scott, Zignorski spark Pope John in T of C semifinals

    James Scott netted a game-high 22 points and engineered a decisive third-quarter run and Matt Zignoraki scored 16 points off the bench to lift the second-seeded Lions past sixth-seeded Newark Tech, 78-59, in the T of C semis Saturday.

    Roselle Catholic storms past Paulsboro to T of C final

    The top-ranked Lions recorded 13 dunks and also was 12 of 24 from 3-point range as they roared to a 103-34 win in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Isaiah Briscoe led RC with 18 points

    MSGV 360 (3/20/2015)

    See everything that's happening on MSG Varsity in 3 minutes with news, highlights, interviews and social media updates. Watch MSGV 360 each day to see what we're talking about and who we're covering. Hosted by Amanda Pugliese.

    Put A Face On It (3/19/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    Lawrence, Webb direct Newark Tech to T of C upset

    Hot-handed Mustafa Lawrence scored 24 points, C.J. Webb came off the bench for 21 and Jordan Zagadou starred in the paint to propel the sixth-seeded Terriers past third-seeded Paterson Eastside, 66-56, in the quarterfinals

    Bergenfield quest for T.O.C. title falls short in quarterfinals

    The dream season for Bergenfield came to an end on Wednesday night, as the Bears fell to Paulsboro 90-65 in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinals.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/17)

    Aaryn Abrams helped lead Paterson Eastside to a win over Cherry Hill East for their second Group 4 state title in five years. Where are the Ghosts in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Find out now.

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (3/17)

    Bergenfield shoots into the Top 10 after its stunning win over Ewing and Roselle Catholic reclaims the No. 1 spot after topping St. Anthony in the Non-Public B title game.

    MSG Varsity Flashback: Karl-Anthony Towns, St. Joseph (Met.) (Kentucky)

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    • Mar 17, 2015

    Before he was a part of college basketball history, Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns was the Garden State's best basketball prospect, playing at St. Joseph Metuchen

    MSG Varsity Flashback: March Madness 2015

    The Tri-State is a hotbed for college basketball stars and MSG Varsity was there from the beginning. Check out our throwback highlights to some of today's top college athletes.

    MSG Varsity Flashback: Matt Farrell, Point Beach (Notre Dame)

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    • Mar 17, 2015

    Before stepping on the courts for the Irish at Notre Dame, Matt Farrell was the Shore Conference's most dangerous offensive weapon.

    Center of Attention

    MSG Varsity's documentary series continues with "Center of Attention", a special that goes inside the life of 7-foot St. Joseph (Metuchen) basketball star Karl Towns and his journey from high school star to blue-chip University of Kentucky commit.

    Highlights: Bergenfield 80, Ewing 72 (F/OT)

    Highlights of Bergenfield's 80-72 win over Ewing in the Group 3 Championship

    Paulsboro runs past University for Group 1 crown

    Brandon Hamilton and Theo Holloway scored 20 points each and the defense forced 26 turnovers as Paulsboro rolled to a 78-48 win over University for the Group 1 state title

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (3/16/2015)

    MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo look back at the best of the best from the week in New Jersey boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

    Lawrence leads Newark Tech to Group 2 three-peat

    Mustafa Lawrence scores 28 points to lead Newark Tech to 57-51 win over Camden for the Group 2 state championship

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball: T of C seeds

    Roselle Catholic earned the top seed with Pope John coming in at No. 2. Each draws a bye until the semifinals Friday in Toms River

    Highlights: Paterson Eastside 50 Cherry Hill East 34 (3/15/15)

    Highlights of Paterson Eastside's 50-34 win over Cherry Hill East in the Group 4 Championship

    Haskins brothers rule paint to spark Bergenfield upset

    D.J.Haskins scored 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and younger brother Jovani recorded 20 points, 22 rebounds to lead Bergenfield past No. 14 Ewing,80-72 in overtime for Group 3 title

    Strong ā€œDā€ leads Paterson Eastside to Group 4 state title

    Paterson Eastside created 16 Cherry Hill turnovers and held the Cougars to just 32 percent shooting from the field, in a 50-34 victory for the state championship.

    Photos: Newark Tech vs. Camden boys basketball

    Newark Tech over Camden 57-51 for the Group 2 State Championship

    Highlights: Pope John 71, CBA 35 (3/14/15)

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    • Mar 15, 2015

    Highlights of Pope John's 71-35 win over CBA in the Non-Public 'A' Championship

    Photos: Newark University vs. Paulsboro boys basketball

    Group 1 State champs Paulsboro over University 78-48.

    Sarr provides surprise lift to help RC claim three-peat

    Pierre Sarr scored 13 points and played a key role with teammate Chris Silva in foul trouble to send Roselle Catholic past St. Anthony, 56-52, for its third straight non-Public B championship.

    Photos: Paterson Eastside vs. Cherry Hill East boys basketball

    Paterson Eastside defeats Cherry Hill East 50-34

    Postgame: Roselle Catholic's Boff, Sarr, and Briscoe

    MSG Varsity catches up with Roselle Catholic's Dave Boff, Pierre Sarr and Isaiah Briscoe to talk about their win over St. Anthony in the Non-Public 'B' Championship game.

    Photos: Bergenfield vs. Ewing boys basketball

    Bergenfield over Ewing 80-72 in OT for the Group 3 Title

    Highlights: Roselle Catholic 56, St. Anthony 52 (3/14/15)

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    • Mar 15, 2015

    Highlights of Roselle Catholic's 56-52 win over St. Anthony in the Non-Public 'B' Championship

    Pope John cruises past CBA for Non-Public A state title

    Pope John promptly established its inside game with 6-9 Moustapha Diagne and followed with the rest of its well-oiled arsenal on the way to a 71-35 win over Christian Brothers for the Lions' fist Non-Public A state championship

    Zagadou takes flight to send Newark Tech to G2 final

    Senior forward Jordan Zagadou erupted for 29 points and 14 rebounds as Newark Tech topped Manchester Regional, 66-53, in Bloomfield. The Terriers will seek a third straight Group 2 state title Sunday against Camden

    Highlights: St. Anthony 58, Hudson Catholic 45 (3/11/15)

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    • Mar 13, 2015

    Highlights of St. Anthony's 58-45 win over Hudson Catholic in the New Jersey state tournament

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball: State Championship Central

    Six state champions will be crowned this weekend in Toms River and Piscataway. Schedules for NJSIAA/ShopRite Non-Public and Public finals

    Older Haskins leads Bergenfield to state title game

    D.J. Haskins scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Bergenfield's 52-51 victory in the Group 3 state semifinal victory over Colonia.

    Put A Face On It (CBA vs Pope John) (3/12/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    Briscoe, Silva rally Roselle Catholic past TCA for crown

    Isaiah Briscoe matched his season best with 34 points, but Silva highlighted the Lions' third-quarter comeback with three thunderous dunks to help direct the 72-67 victory for the South Jersey, Non-Public B title

    University upends Cresskill in state semifinal

    The Phoenix

    Paterson Eastside finds closure in win over Linden

    The Ghosts of Paterson Eastside were able to avenge its demons and find closure in a 58-51 win over Linden to reach the Group 4 finals.

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 3

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Highlights: Cresskill 72, Wood-Ridge 60 (OT) (3/10/15)

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    • Mar 12, 2015

    Highlights of Cresskill's 72-60 win over Wood-Ridge in overtime

    Pope John wins first sectional title, tops Seton Hall Prep

    Pope John's size advantage, not to mention its determination, gave the Lions a big boost in a 52-42 victory over Seton Hall Prep in the Non-Public 'A' North sectional final at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

    Corbett, Thompson direct Colonia to sectional title

    J.J. Corbett netted eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Jodrell Thompson scored 12 points and hunkered down on defense to rally the Patriots to a 45-43 win in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 final

    Cresskill holds off Wood-Ridge in OT for sectional crown

    Top seed Cresskill forced overtime after watching a double-digit lead evaporate in regulation before pulling away for a 72-60 overtime victory in the North 1, Group 1 championship.

    Bergenfield bears down, tops Teaneck for N1G3 title

    Bergenfield built a 22-point lead in the third quarter before Teaneck stormed back to make it a one possession game. The Bears did just enough to edge the Highwaymen and win the North 1, Group 3 sectional title.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/10/2015)

    High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

    Manchester wins instant classic, first sectional title

    Alex Morales put on of the best performances of all-time in the sectional title game with 43 points, 25 rebounds, and five assists to lead Manchester Regional to a 92-90 overtime victory against top-seed Ramsey.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/10)

    Rawle Alkins throws down against Long Island Lutheran. Will his Royals move up the ladder in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Find out now

    Johnson, Abrams rally Eastside to sectional crown

    Paterson Eastside forced overtime with a driving layup by Aaryn Abrams with 7.5 seconds left and Asem Johnson directed the OT surge that sent the Ghosts to a 74-64 win for their second straight North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 title

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (3/10)

    Sectional championships are being decided and we'll know the state champions by next week. Check out Mike Kinney's Top 15 boys basketball teams as we head into the state semifinals.

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (3/9/2015)

    MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo look back at the best of the best from the week in New Jersey boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

    Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 54, St. Joseph Regional 47 (3/8/15)

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    • Mar 9, 2015

    Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 54, St. Joes 47

    NJSIAA boys basketball: Group semis/Section finals

    Check out the schedule, scores, recaps, article, highlights, and more from the state group semifinals and sectional finals across every group in the state.

    Pope John survives Don Bosco rally

    Pope John watched a 17-point cushion evaporate in the second half, but big plays from James Scott, Jeromy Rodriguez, and Ray Montilus helped spur the Lions to their first sectional final in program history.

    Keller, Gibbs rally Seton Hall Prep past St. Joe's

    Zach Keller helped keep the Pirates in contention with their star in foul trouble,and T.J. Gibbs finished the job in the Prep's 54-47 win in the North Jersey, Non-Public A semifinals

    Wiliams-King hits late jumper to dethrone East Side

    Quayon Williams-King took a pass from Alfonzo Anderson snd swished a jumper from the paint to rally West Side past Newark rival East Side, 54-52, in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 quarterfinals

    Czajkowski, Saunders guide Freehold Twp. to final

    With his twin brother, Kyle, sidelined by injury, an inspired Jason Czajkowski scored a game-high 15 points and Dan Saunders added 11 to lead the Patriots past Colts Neck, 53-40, in the Central Jersey, Group 4 semifinals

    West Milford holds off Wayne Valley

    The history between county rivals West Milford and Wayne Valley is distinguished, but the Highlanders wanted to change it a bit this time. Twice in the last few seasons, West Milford fell to Valley on a last-second shot in the state tournament.

    Teaneck takes down top-seed Ramapo

    Teaneck continued to show why its the top public school in Bergen County with a victory over No. 1 seed Ramapo in the North 1, Group 3 quarterfinals on Friday night.

    Hackensack survives stunner vs. Passaic Tech

    Hackensack clashed with Passaic Tech in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey Section 1 Group 4 tournament on Wednesday night and the game did everything but disappoint. It was a roller coaster of a ride for Hackensack, which saw its 14-point halftime lead evaporate in the second half, but a free throw by M.J. Richardson with just six tenths of a second on the clock secured a 77-76 victory.

    Hanson's buzzer-beating 3-pointer rallies Central

    Jaquan Hanson collected a loose ball on the left wing and banked in a 35-footer at the buzzer to give sixth-seeded Newark Central a 77-74 win over third-seeded Hanover Park Wednesday in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 quarterfinals

    Put A Face On It (3/5/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    Highlights: Hackensack 77, Passaic Tech 76 (3/4/15)

    Highlights from Hackensack's 77-76 win over Passaic Tech in North 1, Group 4 of the NJSIAA boys basketball state tournament.

    New Jersey state tournament: Schedule updates

    With more snow on the way for Thursday, March 5, find out what games are canceled and postponed from the New Jersey state basketball and hockey tournaments all in one spot.

    Pacheco, Leinbach push Bound Brook into quarterfinals

    Seniors Kevin Pacheco and Danny Leinbach scored 19 points apiece and Pacheco also had seven steals to power the Crusaders to a 73-50 win over South Amboy Tuesday in the Central Jersey, Group 1 first round

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (3/3)

    Linden's big win shakes up this week's power rankings as the state tournament begins in New Jersey.

    Resilient Morristown advances past Ridgewood

    A 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter propels Morristown into the North 1, Group 4 quarterfinals with a 65-58 victory over Ridgewood

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/3)

    Khalief Crawford and Linden knocked off Roselle Catholic, 60-56, for the Union County Tournament championship.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/3/2015)

    High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

    Bridgewater-Raritan rallies behind Mancuso in 1st round

    Matt Mancuso scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half to help eighth-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan erase a big early deficit and edge ninth-seeded Bayonne, 56-54, in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 first round

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