Impressive List of Seniors and Underclassmen on Carino Club All-South Jersey Basketball Team

Impressive List of Seniors and Underclassmen on Carino Club All-South Jersey Basketball Team
The Albert J. Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey had its all-star game cancelled this year but the organization, which does a great job promoting boys’ basketball in the area, still selected an all-South Jersey team
 
In fact there were three of them and what really stands out is how many non seniors were on the teams.
 
Of the 18 slots, five were non-seniors, led by Camden freshman guard DJ Wagner, who averaged 18.5 points for the 29-1 Panthers. Wagner is the third member from his storied family to earn all-South Jersey honors. His grandfather Milt Wagner and father Dajuan Wagner, who both played in the NBA are considered among the top players in South Jersey history.
 
It was a big year for Camden’s team and players. Leading the all-South Jersey first team was 6-9 Camden senior Lance Ware, who was recently named NJ.com’s NJ player of the year.
 
Ware, who will attend Kentucky, was the guiding force on a relatively young team. He averaged just under 12 points and eight rebounds, but the statistics don’t begin to tell the story.
 
He was leader on a team that needed somebody to guide the young players.
 
Wildwood Cathoilc joined Camden as having two first-team All-South Jersey selections They were Taj Tweat, a West Virginia recruit, and Jahlil White, who will attend Temple.
 
The other first-team members were two Burlington County selections, senior guard DJ Woodbury of Burlington City and 6-7 Gianmarco Arletti of Holy Cross.
 
Woodbury, who helped lead Burlington City to the Central Jersey Group 1 championship, will attend Temple on a football scholarship. He is a highly regarded defensive back.
 
Arletti has earned a scholarship to Delaware. He averaged 16.3 points for the 24-5 Lancers.

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Here are the three teams:
 
FIRST TEAM
Taj Thweat, 6-8, Sr. Wildwood Catholic
Jahlil White, 6-7 Sr. Wildwood Catholic
Lance Ware, 6-9 Sr. Camden
D Woodbury, 6-3 Sr. Burlington City
DJ Wagner 6-1 Fr. Camden
Gianmarco Arletti, 6-7 Sr. Holy Cross
 
SECOND TEAM
Stephan Byard, 6-7 Sr. Atlantic City
Demetrius Paynter, 6-6 Sr. Timber Creek
Justin Bladen, 6-3 Sr. Timber Creek
Zach Hicks, 6-7 Jr. Camden Catholic
Derek Simpson, 6-1 So. Lenape
MJ Iraldi, 6-5 Sr. West Deptford
 
THIRD TEAM
Gavin Gibson, 6-4 Sr. Cherokee
Ben Cerrato, 6-6 Sr. Haddonfield
Hayden Greer, 6-5 Sr. Moorestown
Eric Benjamin, 5-10 Sr. Timber Creek
Elmarko Jackson, 6-3 So. St. Augustine
Noah Klinewski, 6-2 Sr. Eastern
Wisler Sanon, 6-3 Jr. Paul VI

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