Camden’s DJ Wagner and St. John Vianney’s Zoe Brooks dominated on the court in their senior seasons, and the two McDonald’s All-Americans have been voted the 2023 JSZ Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Watch our special video features on Wagner and Brooks, plus check out the voting breakdown below!
Jersey Sports Zone starts our All-Zone basketball week with the announcement of our 2023 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Coming up this week, we’ll honor the top 100 players in the state with our All-Zone honors.
(Scroll Down Below Voting Breakdown for our FULL All-Zone Team Rollout)
Monday, March 20: JSZ All-Zone Public Girls Basketball Team
Tuesday, March 21: JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Girls Basketball Team
Wednesday, March 22: JSZ All-Zone Public Boys Basketball Team
Thursday, March 23: JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Boys Basketball Team
Mr. Hoop Zone 2023 | DJ Wagner | Camden
The Kentucky commit captures his third straight Mr. Hoop Zone award, finishing one of the top high school careers in NJ history. JSZ’s Mike Frankel catches up with Wagner as he reflects on a special run at The High:
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JSZ Mister Hoop Zone Winners
Miss Hoop Zone 2023 | Zoe Brooks | St. John Vianney
It’s the second straight year an SJV Lady Lancer is Miss Hoop Zone as Zoe Brooks follows Princeton’s Madison Saint Rose as our New Jersey girls basketball player of the year. The McDonald’s All-American signed with North Carolina State and captivated the entire state with her incredible game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on an all-time great New Jersey guard:
JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Winners
JSZ once again polled dozens of coaches and media members to determine our award winners.
Mr. Hoop Zone Voting Breakdown
Miss Hoop Zone Voting Breakdown
“A total of 39 coaches and 13 media members made up our 52 ballots. Zoe Brooks accounted for exactly 75 percent of all first-place votes. This marks the second year in a row that a player from St. John Vianney wins our Player of the Year (Madison St. Rose, 2022). Hannah Hidalgo of Paul VI, a great player, and an All-American, was the most popular second-place choice by our field. Rutgers Prep junior Mikayla Blakes rounds out our top 3 with 29 total points. Morris Catholic’s Mia Pauldo and Ewing’s Ryan Stokes tied for fourth with 22 points each.”
Thank you to the following coaches and media members for casting votes:
Boys: Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Tom Sheridan – Williamstown, Donny Lang – Overbrook, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor Twp., John Bruno – Ocean City, Rich Bolds – Timber Creek, Daryus Quarles – Paulsboro, Chris Raba – Nottingham, James Cranwell – Middletown South, Andrew Bilodeau – Manasquan, Don Connor – Jackson Liberty, Darnell Tyler – Long Branch, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Nick Vier – Ramapo, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Alex Mirabel – St. Peter’s Prep, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Kevin Diverio – Don Bosco, Jim Reagan Jr. – Union Catholic, James McKeon – Westfield, Matt Talbot – Roselle Park, Matt Wolf – Lenape, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Marquis Webb – Paterson Eastside, Ryan Derry – Rancocas Valley, Kris Grundy – Montgomery, Ben Gamble – Bayonne, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Rory Caswell – Toms River North, Tahj Holden – Ranney, Darryl Young – Trenton, Eric Cassidy – Cherokee, Dan Williams – Mainland, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Christian Mortellite – Hammonton, Kyle Dhyne – Holy Spirit, Connor Hayes – Robbinsville, Matt Kiser – Washington Twp., Phil Recco – Keyport, Brandon Walsh – South River, Anthony Drejaj – Linden, Michael LaTorre – Millville, Tim Stevens – Notre Dame, Bob Turco – St. Thomas Aquinas, Matt O’Brien – Matawan, Michael Doherty – St. Joe’s Montvale, Byron Nelson – ACIT, Matt Crawford – Camden Catholic, Mike McGarry – Press of Atlantic City, Kevin Minnick – NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams – Prime Events, Dave’s Joint, Brandon Gould – NJ Advance Media, Jay Gomes – NJ Hoops, Mike Kinney – NJ Advance Media, Sean Miller – NJ Advance Media, Antonio Morales – NJ Athletics, Jon Jones – NJ Advance Media, Greg Machos – GMC Hoops, Matt Manley – Shore Sports Network, Adam Zagoria – NJ Advance Media, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Mike Frankel – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ
Girls: Scott Betson – Mainland, Steve DiPatri – Wildwood Catholic, Dawn Karpell – St. John Vianney, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, Mary Beth Chambers – St. Rose, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Orlando Hidalgo – Paul VI, Ron Powell – Cherokee, Brian Dillon – Morris Hills, Justin McGhee – Middletown North, Brandon Pilgrim – Paterson Eastside, Chris Hernandez – Hudson Catholic, Liz McKeon – Westfield, Kristen Przybylski – Eastern, Mary Klinger – Rutgers Prep, Brady Allen – Teaneck, Sean Pekarsky – Paramus Catholic, Sean McAneney – Lenape, JW Senft – Highland, Sandy Gordon – Ramapo, Derek Lynn – Montville, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Vincent Vizzi – Spotswood, Clint Pazdera – New Providence, Steve Silver – IHA, James Martinos – Notre Dame, Billy Lovett – Morris Catholic, Jame Turner – Bayonne, Casey Heitman – Clearview, Jeff Jasper – Pascack Valley, Chrissy McGovern – Shawnee, Jimmy Krie – Montclair Immaculate, Dana Wells – Allentown, Justin Schmid – Robbinsville, Xavier Brooks – Bridgewater-Raritan, William Wishart – Shore Regional, Jamie Land – Williamstown, Dan Montferrat – Ewing, Travis Retzlaff – East Brunswick, NYG Hoops, G Thing, Luis Torres – NJ Advance Media, Sean Miller – NJ Advance Media, Antonio Morales – NJ Athletics, Jon Jones – NJ Advance Media, Lauren Knego – NJ Advance Media, Greg Machos – GMC Hoops, Allyson Scerbo – Drew University, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Mike Frankel – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ
JSZ’s All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
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JSZ’s All-Zone Boys Basketball Team
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