Not a single player or coach in the Montgomery boys’ basketball locker room – even if they can’t use the locker room – is surprised by a 6-0 start that has them No. 7 in the Central Jersey Sports Radio rankings, and the only six-win undefeated team in the Greater Middlesex or Skyland Conferences.
Only Bound Brook (4-0) and Bernards (2-0) remain unbeaten in the CJSR coverage area.
To a man,the Cougars say the ground work was laid in the off-season with a lot of hard work. But having a solid core back – led by 6-9 Lafayette-bound senior Chirs Rubayo and junior point guard Ryan Curry, and a host of key starters and off-the-bench players – doesn’t hurt either.
Montgomery coach Kris Grundy is in his 16th season. This one might rival the team he had in 2014 that made it all the way to the Central Jersey Group 4 title game. Unfortunately, there’s no state tournament for Rubayo and this group of seniors. But they have their sights set on making the Top 8 pod of the one-off Skyland Conference Tournament this year.
Click below to listen to Montgomery coach Chris Grundy, senior Chris Rubayo and junior Ryan Curry talk about the Cougars’ red-hot 6-0 start: