Towson Catholic, guard
With the 6-foot Bastfield at point guard the
past two seasons, the Owls have won
59 games. Bastfield averaged 12 points, five
assists, three steals and four rebounds for last
year's No. 1 team. The senior has signed with
Mount Carmel, guard
Franklin, 5 feet 10, averaged 15.5 points,
four assists and 2.5 steals as a junior for the
Cougars and was named All-Maryland
Interscholastic Athletic Association B
Conference. His play for the Baltimore Stars
Amateur Athletic Union team last spring and
summer raised his stock, and he chose Towson
University out of a dozen scholarship offers.
Towson Catholic, forward
While playing in the shadows of his cousin,
Donte Greene, and Malcolm Delaney last
season,Greene, 6-6, averaged 12 points,
nine rebounds and two blocked shots. The
senior, who will start for a third season, is an
aggressive force in the paint. He has received
scholarship offers from several Division I
schools, including Loyola and Robert Morris.
Hicks has drawn interest from several
colleges to play football as a receiver or a
defensive back, but also is skilled on the
basketball court, where he led the Bruins to the
Anne Arundel County championship last year.
Hicks, 6-2, averaged 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds
and 2.8 assists last year as a junior and was
named to the All-Metro second team.
St. Frances, forward-guard
The Maryland-bound Mosley, a three-time
All-Metro selection entering his senior season,
is ranked No. 60 in the Rivals.com Top 150 for
the class of 2008 and No. 13 for shooting
guards. Mosley, 6-4, averaged 21 points, eight
rebounds, six assists, four steals and 3.5 blocks.
The area's best all-around player, he can score
by posting up or shooting threes.
John Carroll, forward
A second-team All-Metro player as a
sophomore last year, Philmore, 6-7, is the
centerpiece of the upstart Patriots. Philmore
averaged 15.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists
and 1.6 steals. He is ranked 69th nationally in
the Rivals.com Top 150 for the class of 2009,
No. 24 as a power forward. He already has
scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, George
Washington, Miami, Marquette and Rhode
Players to watch: Boys basketball
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