Friends

2012-2013 record: 13-17

Returning starters: 1

Coach's Albert Holley's quote: "Last year, I inherited a team full of seniors. This year, my team will be very young."

Breakdown: Holley deserves credit for stabilizing a program coming off a 4-20 record.

Now, comes the challenge of keeping Friends from taking a step back because of an overhauled roster.

After all, the Quakers graduated nine seniors, including guards Brandon Jones (Cabrini College) and Avery Filer (St. Mary's College of Maryland), both of whom are playing at the next level.

"We just have to continue to take steps forward," Holley said. "I think there are a lot of variables with this year's team. If we can dictate the tempo and pace, I think we can be pretty good."

Junior Randy Gregory (5-9), a transfer from St. Paul's, takes over at point guard.

Gregory can distribute and score.

"He has a great basketball I.Q." Holley said. "Basketball is his primary sport and he just loves the game. He is quick, runs the team and gets everyone involved."

Donavin Tilley (6-1) could be the Quakers' top perimeter scorer. He averaged 10 points per game last year and might just be the team's most improved player.

"I think his game has taken a big step up," Holley said. "He will be one of our major pieces."

Other guards to watch include freshman Rossano Jones (6-0) and seniors Chandler Walters (6-0) and Matt Caplan (5-8).

"We will be relying heavily on our perimeter players," Holley said. "And more on the three-point shot."

With last year's leader rebounder, power forward Sedrick Charlier, having graduated, returning seniors Ethan Green (6-8) and Sam Shapiro (6-3) will be counted on to anchor the interior.

Sophomore forward John Herzog (6-3), junior guard Chris Shepard (6-3) and junior guard Langston Lee (5-9) provide depth.

Gilman

2012-13 record: 16-15

Returning starters: 4