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Howard County 2017-18 boys basketball preview

With the Howard County boys basketball season tipping off on Dec. 5, and the regular season for the area's private schools already underway, basketball beat reporter Kyle Stackpole provides an in-depth look at the top returning players and what to expect from each of the county teams.

The team-by-team breakdowns will be released with seven on Sunday and seven on Monday. The schedule is below:

Sunday: Atholton, Centennial, Chapelgate, Glenelg, Glenelg Country, Hammond and Howard

Monday: Long Reach, Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills, ReservoirRiver Hill and Wilde Lake

  • Glenelg 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    Glenelg 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    2016-17 record: 5-6 county, 13-10 overall Coach: Jansen McMillan Top players: Seniors Garrett Mills (G), Jordan Taylor (F), Ryan Davis (F) What you need to know: Without its top three scorers from last season, Glenelg will rely on its guard experience, coach Jansen McMillan said. The Gladiators...

  • Glenelg Country 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    Glenelg Country 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    2016-17 record: 9-7 MIAA A, 19-10 Coach: Garrett O'Donnell (first year) Top players: Seniors Caidon Owen (G), Dragan Hornatko (G); juniors Chase Paar (F); sophomores Noah Charles (G), Jordan Oates (G) and Jarrod Robinson (G). What you need to know: For starters, Glenelg Country is in no way similar...

  • Hammond 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    Hammond 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    2016-17 record: 7-4 county, 11-13 overall Coach: Michael Salapata Top players: Senior Robert Gordon (G) and David Edwards (G); junior **Micah Henry (G), What you need to know: A young Hammond team seemed to find a rhythm towards the end of last season, knocking off River Hill and Centennial en...

  • Howard 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    Howard 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    2016-17 record: 6-5 county, 9-14 overall Coach: Seth Willingham Top players: Seniors Andrew Blanco (G); junior Kile Johnson (G) What you need to know: Howard enters this season without second-team All-County guard Dequon Walker, the team’s leading scorer last year at 13.4 points per game. The Lions’...

  • Long Reach 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    Long Reach 2017-18 boys basketball preview

    2016-17 record: 3-8 county, 9-15 overall Coach: Andrew Lazzor Top players: Seniors John Shupe (G), Josh Jones (F) and Pierre Young (F); sophomore Darelle Raymond (G) What you need to know: While a young Long Reach team struggled to find its rhythm last season, then-juniors Tre Morgan and Chad Brown...

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