An audio look back at Watchung Hills boys’ basketball, 2021 CJSR Team of the Year, with Coach Justin Salton, Trevor Bokach, Elijah Lewis

Watchung Hills with its 2021 Skyland Conference Tournament Blue Division pod trophy after beating Rutgers Prep for the title on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The Watchung Hills boys basketball team didn’t like how they left 2021: with losses in the Somerset County Tournament Final to Rutgers Prep, and in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 finals to Elizabeth.

So, they did something about it. They won the only tournament in which they could play in the 2021 season: they Skyland Conference Tournament’s top pod, the Blue Division.

READ MORE: The goal was: “Get hardware.” They did, and Watchung Hills is the CJSR boys’ basketball 2021 Team of the Year

They did it by beating the only two teams they lost to in the regular season, and then avenged last year’s loss in the SCT finals.

Click below to hear head coach Justin Salton, senior guard Trevor Bokach and junior guard Elijah Lewis talk about their season, from beginning to end:


  1. Went to the semi finals last year and what an exciting game. You boys are awesome and so is your coach. Congratulations boys you deserve it! You put your mind to it and you did it. How sweet it is!

    Theresa Gonnella (Coach Salton’s Aunt)

    1. Congratulations to WATCHUNG hills boys basketball team! Coaching staff! WATCHUNG parents and community for being so supportive of program!!!
      I am so proud all players past and present that created a winning culture and put school back on the map with hometown kids that stayed home and battled the all Star teams and brought home a championship after being at the top levels in this really tough basketball state for the past few years !!!
      I also wanted to say how proud I am of coach Justin Salton who’s basketball genius personality and mentorship of the student athletes is unparalleled!!!
      God bless and good fortune with all life’s endeavors your hero DAD!
      Alan Salton proud
      Father of coach!

      1. Congratulations on a short, successful 🏀 season. So proud of the boys and coaching staff. Enjoy the moment… it was long overdue being at the finals in the State and Counties the past 3 years. This is a well-deserved hard fought championship against the best basketball teams in the State year in and year out. It’s a testament to the hard work of the coach, his staff, his players, the parents and the community of Watchung Hills.
        And a special thanks to Central Jersey Sports Radio for acknowledging this special honor for Watchung Hills Boys Basketball Team 2021 Team of the Year.
        Wishing Coach Salton a speedy recovery.
        Love ❤️, your MOM

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