Jersey City, NJ (Future150) -- With a full year of high school basketball under their belt, there is beginning to be some separation between the best freshman basketball prospects in the state of New Jersey. With that being said, Future150 is set to release our current top five list from the Garden State. Keep in mind, only prospects who play their high school basketball in-state are eligible for the list. We start with the son of a former NBA All-Star:
1. Jabri Abdur-Rahim, SF, Seton Hall Prep: An athletic and skilled wing forward, Abdur-Rahim has a very different game than his father. The upside for him is through the roof due to the fact he stands at 6-foot-7 and has just a ridiculous amount of skill on the perimeter. While he has had a productive HS season, it's clear that the best basketball is ahead of him.
2. Noah Farrakhan, PG, St. Benedict's Prep: Farrakhan has taken his game to another level and now looks like he may be one of, if not the best point guard in the class of 2020. He's been counted on to run a talented St. Benedict's group and has been more than up to the challenge as he's outplayed top 45 seniors at different points of this year.
3. Elijah Everett, PF, DePaul Catholic: Gone is most of the baby fat and it's be replaced by the ability to run the floor, rebound and block shots. He has good footwork and hands which he can finish around the rim with either.
4. Isah Mohamed, C, St. Benedict's Prep: A physically imposing big man who blocks shots and rebounds at a very high rate, Mohamed hasn't been counted on to produce in a way that some of the other guys on this list have. He is still a bit of a work in progress offensively, but his measurables and frame are off the charts.
5. Zion Bethea, CG, DePaul Catholic: Bethea turned in a big weekend at NJ Playaz Spring Fling, solidifying himself as one of the top freshmen in the state in the process. Playing up in 16U, he showcased his ability to get to the rim and draw fouls, as well as knocking down a number of big shots. Look for him to continue to prove that he is one of the best guards not only in the state, but nationally as well.