Wildwood Catholic High School basketball player Taj Thweatt is The Press Player of the Year. March 15, 2019

Wildwood Catholic High School basketball standout Taj Thweatt has narrowed his list of colleges to eight.

The 6-foot-7 Thweatt, who will be a senior in the fall, tweeted his list Sunday.

The schools are: University of Miami; West Virginia; Rhode Island; Seton Hall; Penn State; Florida; Illinois; and Temple.

Thweatt was The Press Player of the Year last season. He averaged 20.2 points and 10.7 rebounds and led the Crusaders to the Cape-Atlantic League championship and the South Jersey Non-Public B final.

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