1245 Old Freehold Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753 2) It will take place over two weekends Unlike in past years, the Metro Classic will actually feature two events on different weekends, Jan. 10-11 and Feb. 7-8. Full schedule here. 3) Kevin Boyle returns home with No. 1 Montverde Former St. Patrick head coach Kevin Boyle once again returns home to New Jersey after winning five New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles with the Celtics. Montverde will face Gill St. Bernard’s on Friday night and Archbishop Carroll (PA) Saturday. Boyle’s current Montverde team is ranked No. 1 by USA Today and, led by Cunningham and Barnes, might be his best team ever. They won the prestigious City of Palms Classic for a fifth time last month. In Boyle’s first-ever matchup with his old school at the John Wall Holiday Invitational, Cunningham and Montverde smacked The Patrick School, 77-32, on Dec. 30 in a game attended by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Boyle has coached six top-3 NBA Draft picks since 2011, more than any other coach except Coach K during that time. Cunningham would make No. 7 in 2021.
So @CadeCunningham_ just did this pic.twitter.com/lyTazTtQ1D— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 31, 2019
4) Jonathan Kuminga is not expected to play with ankle issue The 6-foot-8 junior forward is currently in a walking boot after injuring his ankle in last Friday night’s loss to Sierra Canyon in Minnesota. Celtics coach Chris Chavannes said Kuminga is not expected to play Friday against Blair Academy. Blair star and Virginia commit Jabri Abdur-Rahim (foot) is also out.
.@coachkevinboyle has coached 6 top-3 NBA Draft picks since 2011 and @CadeCunningham_ would be No. 7 in 2021 https://t.co/DqUgeUJdtB— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 17, 2019
/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″> Kuminga faces a fascinating future. Listed in the Class of 2021, he could opt to reclass and head to Duke or Kentucky (or someplace else) in 2020, or he could play a year of pro ball before entering the 2021 NBA Draft. He could also remain in 2021 in high school, but that seems unlikely given his overwhelming talent at this level. At this point, he’s loading up on high school courses to keep his options open this summer. The Patrick School is also without Adama Sanogo and Bretner Mutombo, who are sitting out the state-mandated 30 days after transferring and will be eligible Jan. 18. 5) Keep an eye on Newark native Dariq Whitehead The Newark native left New Jersey to play for Boyle at Montverde in eighth grade. While he bides his time behind other stars, he could be the face of the team in future years. Whitehead could also head straight to the NBA from high school if the one-and-done rules changes in 2022. Read more about him here. This story has been updated. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook
More @JonathanKuming6 highlights via the @YESNetwork pic.twitter.com/p923rpb7Jd— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 24, 2019