Patrick School (23‑6)

Hillside, New Jersey

City of Palms Classic runner-up ... New Jersey Non-Public B South semifinalist

Top Players

  • 6-11 SR Nick Richards (KENTUCKY) … #12 (ESPN) … #19 (Rivals) … #17 (Scout) … #14 (HoopSeen)
  • 5-10 SR Jordan Walker … #118 (Rivals) … #93 (HoopSeen)
  • 6-8 JR Valdir Manuel … #122 (Rivals)
  • 6-2 SR Jamir Harris (MINNESOTA)
  • 6-3 SR Marcus McClary (MONMOUTH)
  • 7-0 SR Buay Koka (TULANE)
  • 6-9 SR Bul Ajang (TULANE)
  • 61 SOPH Al Amir-Dawes

Celtics At A Glance

St. Pat’s, a City of Palms staple through the years, is making its 12th appearance and appears to be back on the national map after the school closed its doors in 2012 and reorganized at a different location. Big man Nick Richards, a highly regarded 6-11, 250-pound SR center, missed the Celtics’ run to last year’s COP championship game (a 66-60 overtime loss to Chino Hills). But he’s only part of a loaded roster assembled by co-coaches Mike Rice and Chris Chavannes that includes Minnesota pledge and 6-2 SR Jamir Harris, whose 34 points led a 76-63 win over rival St. Anthony in the Hamilton Park Summer League final, and 5-9 SR Jordan Walker, whose buzzer-beating 3-pointer beat St. Louis Chaminade in last year’s COP semifinals.