By Jerry Del Priore
It’s not often that high school student-athletes get the opportunity to consider both athletics and academics when it comes to choosing a college.
But for Rutgers Prep senior Nico Galette, he went through that process when he finally picked Sacred Heart University on September 20th. The 6-6 senior power forward will play basketball and study engineering at the NCAA Division I college in Fairfield, Connecticut, next fall.
Galette, a resident of Rahway, New Jersey, will join a Sacred Heart team that went 15-17 overall and 11-7 in the Northeast Conference last year.
Before leaving New Jersey, however, Galette will take to the hardwood with the Argonauts, who sport highly-lauded prospects such as juniors Trey Patterson and Noah Harris as well as sophomore Otega Oweh.
Rutgers Prep fared pretty well last season, going 18-9. It lost in the Somerset County Tournament semifinals to Gill St. Bernard’s, 87-60, and New Jersey powerhouse and eventual state champs Ranney beat them, 76-62, in South Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals.
But this year the Argonauts could go deeper in the postseason, with Galette among one of the squad’s leaders, and one of the better hoopsters on the New Jersey basketball scene.