Posted On: 05/24/21 1:56 PM

The State Tournament starts today as the North 2 group will open up first round play. These boys have been waiting all year for this opportunity and many thought it may not happen but here we are. We're going to give it our best to crown a State Champion! So let’s take a look at some key players and who I think will come out of the group of 26 teams with Kearny as the top seed. 

Players to Watch

Justin Hong (Ridge)

Hong is one of the best outside hitters in this group if not the best. He has a live arm and can hit all of the shots: down the line, cross-court, cut, through the block. Ridge is a team that relies heavily on him so he will need to have a monster tournament. 

Kelvin Zamor (Newark Tech)

Zamor is known mostly for his defensive prowess as a middle blocker where he is at the top statistically in blocks. He has great anticipation and it seems he knows where the ball is going before his opponent does. He's one who can potentially wreck havoc in this tournament. 

Nicholas Schmidt (Scotch Plains-Fanwood)

Schmidt for Scotch Plains-Fanwood is the engine

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