Top returning players: Nathan Good, Jr. (F); Aurelius Page, Sr. (F); John Wilson, Sr. (G)

Key newcomers: Sean Hughes, So. (G); Ryan Redmond, Jr. (G)

Outlook: "This season proves to be an exciting one for us," head coach Richard Westerlund said. "After losing 80 percent of our scoring, including second-team All-Harford selection Luke Steelman, we had some holes to fill, but the holes are filled and I feel like we have a very strong team this season. We will be contending for the MACSAC conference championship, being led by senior and three-year starting point guard John Wilson. With a mix of some returners and new players, we will have a deep and balanced attack. Our defense will be a staple of our team this year, as we are looking to be locked down defensively. We will continue to look to build the program as we try to become more relevant within Harford County basketball."

Harford Tech


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Head coach: Bill Jones

2011-12 record: 13-8

Top returning players: Isaiah Gills, Sr. (F); George Hargrove, Sr. (F); Koran Harris, Sr. (F); Tyler Mister, Jr. (G); Dennis Pink, Sr. (G); Zack Valenti, Sr. (F)

Key newcomers: Travis Hash, Jr. (G); Sam Miller, Jr. (G); Hunter Norcross, So. (G); Tahis Senoussi, Jr. (F)

Outlook: "With one returning starter from last year's team, this will be a rebuilding year," head coach Bill Jones said. "We will be led by four-year starter Isaiah Gills. Also, newcomers Sam Miller and Tyler Mister take over at the guard positions. Look for sophomore Hunter Norcross to help with the scoring load that was lost with the departure of four starters."

John Carroll

Head coach: Tony Martin

2011-12 record: 30-8

Top returning players: Rodney Elliott, Sr. (G); C.J. Keyser, So. (F); Jordan Martin, Jr. (G); Marcus Munroe, Sr. (G); Christian Owona, Sr. (F); Lionel Owona, Jr. (F); Mike Owona, Sr. (F); Devin Smaldore, Jr. (G); Jake Wiegand, Sr. (F)

Key newcomers: Rasheed Gillis, Jr. (G); Elijah Long, So. (G); Kimbal Mackenzie, Sr. (G); Trystan Pratapas (G); Michael Tertsea, Fr. (F); Malik Tyne, So. (F)

Outlook: The Patriots will be hard pressed to improve on last season's successes, as they stormed to their second straight MIAA "A" conference crown, and were one of the select few high school teams in the country to collect 30 victories. This year, John Carroll comes back with three starters from the 2011-12 campaign, along with a large group of players new to the varsity level.

Joppatowne

Head coach: Jermaine Head (second season)

2011-12 record: 16-6

Top returning players: Keith Alexander, Sr. (G); Khalil Gore, Jr. (G); Jermaine Head Jr., So. (G); Markell Huggins, Sr. (G); Matthew Jones, Sr. (G); Sean Tanner, Sr. (G)

Key newcomers: Gary Blackston, So. (G, F); Rashaad Gore, Fr. (F)