Outlook: "We will be led by our seniors in the back court position, as well as quality newcomers at the guard position," head coach Jermaine Head said. "I look for an improvement from last year's record. With this being my second season here, and having returners that are familiar with our system, it will make for a smoother transition going into the season."

North Harford

Head coach: Jeff Burrows (fifth season)

2011-12 record: 11-12

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Top returning players: Ryan Feiss, Jr. (G); Brock Hurley, Sr. (F, C); Nick Tittle, Sr. (G); Madison Varvaris, Sr. (F)

Key newcomers: Eric Bayer, Sr. (G); Nic Hammer, Jr. (F)

Outlook: "I really like this team," head coach Jeff Burrows said. "So far in the pre-season, we have been playing together and committed. There is not as much, 'me me me,' going on. I expect this team to be better defensively, and with four starters back from last year's team, we should be competitive for the most part. We need to find a team leader and communicate better, but, so far so good."

Patterson Mill

Head coach: Jeroud Clark (fifth season)

2011-12 record: 23-4

Top returning players: Andrew Bonds, Sr. (G); Malik Bonds, Jr. (G); Mike Reed, Sr. (F)

Key newcomers: N/A

Outlook: "We have a young team, but there are some key seniors that will step into leadership roles," head coach Jeroud Clark said. "It's a new season, and after the huge amount of success over the past few years, this team is looking to continue to play hard."