Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet

Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state!

All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards

Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story:

Sights and Sounds from the Banquet

Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started.

Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone

With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers.

2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting

Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s

Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ

Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Bryan AntoineRanney193366
Scottie LewisRanney212737
Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130
Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529

Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone

Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia).

2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting

Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy

Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ

Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Diamond MillerFranklin183161
Faith MasoniusManasquan27424
Leilani CorreaManchester16518
Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615

Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team

NameSchoolName SchoolName School
Jabri Abdur-RahimSeton Hall PrepVictor KonopkaDon Bosco PrepCJ WilcherSt. Benedict's Prep
Babatunde AjikeCamden CatholicZach Martini Gill St. Bernard'sMatt ZonaBergen Catholic
Dexter AkannoBlair AcademyBrad McCabeManasquan
Anas AmosNewark East SideKyle McGeeSt. Mary's-ElizabethBryan AntoineRanney, 2019 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone
Khalif BattleTrenton CatholicGreg MeyersNew ProvidenceScottie LewisRanney, Mr. HSZ Finalist
Dylan BedderNew ProvidenceAshton MillerSeton Hall PrepKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic, Mr. HZ Finalist
Stephen BraunsteinCBAIan O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's - Mr. HZ Finalist
Nick Cartwright-AtkinsMoorestownCliff OmoruyiRoselle CatholicJosh Pierre-LouisRoselle Catholic - Mr. HZ Finalist
Jack Cavanaugh SpartaTrey PattersonRutgers Prep
Jonah CharlesRutgers PrepNeal QuinnRamapo
Josh CohenCBAAlexander RicePatrick School
Al-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolColby RogersRoselle Catholic
Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldAhmadu SarnorRanney
Jordan DingleBlair AcademyDaniel SofieldJackson Liberty
Doug EdertBergen CatholicTaj ThweattWildwood Catholic
Elijah Hutchins-EverettMontclair ImmaculateLance WareCamden
Dan FlemingHaddonfieldJesiah WestElizabeth
Zach FreemantleBergen CatholicPhil WheelerRanney
Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic
Alex KlatskyRanneyDerrick WhitakerSouth River

Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team

NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool
Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland
Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney
Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone
Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist
Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist
Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist
Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist
Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep
Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape
Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day
Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North
Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech
Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr
Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp.
LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin
Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin
Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township
Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John
Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity
Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus
Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's

Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year

Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic.