Key returning players: Danny Crawford, So. (G); Isaiah Gills, Jr. (F); D.J. Jackson, Sr. (G); Telvonne Lambert, Sr. (G); Derrell Lee, Sr. (F); Treyvone Tribble, Sr. (G)

Key newcomers: George Hargrove, Jr. (F); Koron Harris, Jr. (F); Tyler Mister, So. (G); Dennis Pink, Jr. (F); Owen Rogers, So. (G); Tahir Senoussi, So. (F); Zack Valenti, Jr. (F)

Outlook: "With three returning starters and two others that started a couple games last year, we have some experience," coach Jones said. "We don't have much size, so we will continue to use our quickness and length to play up-tempo and try to force games into the 70-point range. If we do that, we should have a successful season. Lambert is a three-year starter who led county in assists last year, while Gills has started every game for two years and has averaged double digits in points and assists over that time. Look for Crawford to take on more of a leadership role and have a good season."

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Head coach: Brian Eberhardt (first season)

2010-11 record: 14-7

Key returning players: Chris Askew, Sr. (G, F); Andy Meiselwitz, Sr.(F)

Key newcomers: Elijah Baily, So. (G); Lavell McCullers, So. (G, F)

Outlook: The reigning Chesapeake Division champs were hit hard by graduation last year, and will need their underclassmen to step up if they want to stay near the top this campaign.

"We graduated all of the starters from last year's team," coach Eberhardt said. "With many new players and a new coaching staff, it looks to be a rebuilding year. We are excited with the quality of the sophomores on the team, and with time this team has the potential to be a strong unit."

John Carroll

Head coach: Tony Martin

2010-11 record: 33-5

Key returning players: Rodney Elliot, Jr. (G); Jarred Jones, Sr. (F); Christian Owona, Jr. (F); Lionel Owona, So. (F); Mike Owona, Jr. (F); Kamau Stokes, So. (G)

Key newcomers: Justin Jenifer, Fr. (PG); Marcus James, Sr. (F); Michael Maric, Sr. (F); Marcus Monroe, Jr. (F)

Outlook: Last year's MIAA "A" Conference and Baltimore Catholic League's regular-season champs, the Patriots will have a tough time topping their 2010-11 campaign, which saw them earn a spot at the prestigious ESPN RISE National High School Invitational Tournament. Coach Tony Martin and his staff, not content to bask in the glow of recent accomplishments, set up a punishing schedule for the Patriots. "It is one of the most challenging schedules in the country," Martin said. "Our young but experienced roster is excited about the challenges ahead. As always, hard work, good health and a little luck will go a long way in determining our success on the court."

Joppatowne

Head coach: Jermaine Head (first season)

2010-11 record: 4-17

Key returning players: Terrell Adams, Sr.; Keith Alexander, Sr.; Markell Huggins, Jr.; Matthew Jones, Jr.; Anthony White, Sr.