1. Mount St. Joseph
( Algerina Perna / The Baltimore Sun / February 24, 2013 )
Coach: Pat Clatchey, pictured
Last season: 31-8, ranked No. 4
Postseason: Baltimore Catholic League champion; MIAA A Conference final
Outlook: With seven regulars returning from last season — including three starters — the Gaels have continuity that other top teams can’t match. All-Metro guard Phil Booth is the starting point guard and has skill, energy and leadership at both ends. Fellow guard Jaylen Adams, and forwards Jordan McNeil and Kyle Doran are versatile talents, and sophomore forward Daveyon Barnes is primed for a breakout season.