JSBL Basketball – Team Playoff Preview: Stern’s Trailer
Stern’s Trailer (6-1)
Playoff Position: No. 2 seed, will play Tuesday, Aug. 2 vs. opponent to be determined.
Myles Cale, 6-6, Seton Hall
Shavar Reynolds, 6-2, Monmouth/Seton Hall (Manchester)
Jakari Spence, 6-1, Monmouth (Toms River North)
Travis Jocelyn, 6-6, TCNJ
Larry Smith, 6-1, Brookdale (Matawan)
Rob Ukawoba, 6-4, NJIT
Jack Scott, 6-4, Princeton
Gene Campbell, 6-1, New Jersey City University
Jacob O’Connell, 6-11, Princeton
Fres Cabrera, 6-2, Brookdale
Kessly Felizor, 6-7, New Haven
Jerome Hubbard, 6-4, Stockton/Brookdale (Neptune)
Matt Ringel, 6-7, Georgian Court/Brookdale (Marlboro)
Colin Farrell, 6-1, Gettysburg (CBA)
Anthony Selby, 6-5, Kutztown
Dillon Salva, 6-5, Merrimack
Tevon Bennett, 6-2, Lehman
Over the last three seasons of the JSBL, Stern’s Trailer has become “Shavar Reynolds’s Team.” The former Manchester standout, Seton Hall success story and Monmouth guard refined his game in the JSBL back in the summer of 2019 before increasing his role at Seton Hall and ultimately finishing his college career at Monmouth this past season.
Reynolds has also done some quality recruiting for his summer squad, getting 2021-22 Seton Hall star Jaren Rhoden to play for Stern’s back in 2019 and pulling another Pirates standout, Myles Cale, into the fold this year. Stern’s also has Reynolds’s Monmouth teammate, Jakari Spence, who played at Manchester for his freshman season before completing his high-school career at Toms River North.
Princeton duo Jack Scott (24 points) and Jacob O’Connell (11) helped Stern’s get off to a strong start to the summer with a 101-85 win over Sea Shore Auto, with Reynolds also scoring 21. Scott is the son of Joe Scott, who starred at Toms River East in the 1980s, played at Princeton and went on serve head-coaching stints at Princeton, Air Force and the University of Denver.
Reynolds and Scott pushed Stern’s to 2-0 with 28 and 20 points, respectively, in a 104-94 victory over Larson Ford two nights after winning their opener. Week two started with the team’s only loss – a 123-92 loss to No. 1 seed WCT Warriors – but Stern’s was without both Reynolds and Cale.
Stern’s bounced back with a huge, 120-119 win over Orthopaedic Institute on a buzzer-beater by Reynolds, who finished with 42 points in the win. Myles Cale then went off for 39 points in a 143-123 win over Sea View Jeep, with Stern’s overcoming 64 points from former Monmouth star Justin Robinson.
Cale had another good night to start the final week, scoring 28 points to back up Scott’s 31 in a rout of Assistive Choices Inc. Stern’s closed out the season with a 121-107 win over RKE Athletic, led by 29 points from Reynolds.
Stern’s loses the head-to-head tiebreaker to WCT Warriors when it comes to the No. 1 seed in the JSBL Playoffs, but will still get one of the double-byes and play their first playoff game on Tuesday, Aug. 2.