He will share the court with another highly-recruited Division I prospect in Booth.

"Booth's game is just versatility and flexibility," coach Pat Clatchey said. "I don't think he can be defined by a position."

Adams grew four inches in the off-season and will be key to running the Gaels' patient offense.

Senior Charlie Jones (6-4) played a lot of quality minutes last season and is another threat at multiple positions.


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Junior forwards Kyle Doran (6-5) and Jordan McNeil (6-5) and junior guard Antonio McDuffie (5-10) also bring varsity experience to the frontcourt.

Junior Adam Ogbonuba, a transfer from Catonsville High's junior varsity, should also log quality minutes.

The Gael junior varsity won the BCL regular-season and tournament title last season and will provide some top prospects for Clatchey's squad.

Among them are juniors Joe Kearney (6-2), Graham Seering (6-7), Zander Wear (6-10), Carson Charf (6-0) and Colton Dunn (6-2).

Wear is the tallest player on the team and one of the most improved.

"He worked ever day after practice during the season and four or five hours a day during the summer," Clatchey said.

Western Tech

Record last year: 13-5

Returning starters: Senior guard Tre Beverly (5-8)

Breakdown: The Wolverines graduated the dynamic inside duo of Andre Jackson and Keith Crowell and with them went their 33 points and 22 rebounds-per-game average, making coach Mike Slepesky employ his entire 15-player roster to replace those numbers.

"They gave me a very good reason to keep 15," Slepesky said. "I think the teams is deeper than last year, we just don't have the star power."

Beverly is the only returning starter, but the Wolverines do have veterans in senior guards Brandon Luster (5-7) and Khalil Edwards (6-1) and senior forwards Tyrell Laster (6-1), Coyet Goodman (6-2) and Devin Collins (6-2).

Junior Chaz Lassiter (5-11) could share point guard duties with Luster and junior Josh Miles (6-4) brings a physical presence to the interior.

"We are very good across the board," Slepesky said. "We will probably rotate 10 or 12 guys."

Seniors Daquane Skipwith (6-0), Earl Holly (6-0) and Lamar Briscoe Wortham (6-0) hope to work into the mix with juniors Donald Imes (6-0), Mike Haysbert (6-4), John Williams (5-11) and John Morant (5-11).

"This year we are going to have to rely on our fastbreaks, pressure and our outside shooting ability," Slepesky said.