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Howard County 2014-15 boys basketball preview

With the Howard County boys basketball season tiping off on Dec. 5, and the regular season for the area's private schools already underway, basketball beat reporter Brent Kennedy 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 four at a time leading up to opening night. The schedule is below:

Tuesday: Atholton, Centennial, Chapelgate and Glenelg Country

Wednesday: Glenelg, Hammond, Howard and Long Reach

Thursday: Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills and Reservoir

Friday: River Hill and Wilde Lake

 

 

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    2013-14 record: 13-6, 17-7 Coach: Chad Hollwedel Top players: Seniors Connor Clemens (G), Eli Geist (F), Chad Strothers (G), Isaiah White (G) and Kevin Wilson (G); junior Tom Brown (F). What you need to know: While the graduation of starters Chase Conley and Walter Fletcher certainly hurts, this...

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    2013-14 record: 7-6 MIAA B, 16-12 Coach: Frick Frierson Top players: Seniors Matthew Frierson (G), Malik Grandy (G) and Seth Madden (G); juniors LeRome Ball (F) and Earl Mitchell (F); sophomore Jon Hughes (F). What you need to know: The Yellowjackets have finished with seven victories in the MIAA...

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    2013-14 record: 7-11 MIAA A, 14-12 Coach: Kevin Quinlan Top players: Senior Darryl Williams (G); juniors Matthew Bernetti (G), Joshua Hightower (G) and Aurimas Tverijonas (C); sophomores Isaiah Burnett (G), Anthony Longpre (F), Connor Walsh (G) and CJ Wilson (G). What you need to know: Having been...

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    2013-14 record: 9-10, 13-12 Coach: Jansen McMillan Top players: Seniors Matt Hammert (G), Dom Napolitano (G), Nick Oates (G) and Daine Van de Wall (F). What you need to know: The Gladiators have been building toward this season for quite some time, going back to when the duo of Hammert and Oates...

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    2013-14 record: 3-16, 5-18 Coach: Mike Salapata Top players: Senior Malik Wilcher (F); juniors Matt Johnson (G) and TJ White (F); sophomores Darius Nicholas (G) and Ryan Ridgell (G). What you need to know: The Golden Bears are coming off back-to-back finishes at the bottom of the county standings...

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    2013-14 record: 6-13, 7-16 Coach: Seth Willingham Top players: Seniors Christian Dargan (G), Jared Noble (F), Walter Okoye (G) and CJ Savage (G); juniors Pat O’Malley (G)  and Bryce Shuart (G). What you need to know: As the Lions get set to begin year two under coach Seth Willingham, the majority...

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    2013-14 record: 5-14, 8-15 Coach: Al Moraz Jr. Top players: Seniors Dakwonte Avery Ron Carter (F); juniors Andre Brodnax (G), David Clark (G), Kevin Duckett (G) and Terrell Lamar (G). What you need to know: The Lightning took a step back last year after finishing five games above .500 two seasons...

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    2013-14 record: 5-14, 8-16 Coach: Dave Appleby Top players: Seniors Alex Caffes (G), Pat Clipp (G) Josh Koller (G), Eric Skogmo (F) and Greg Speelman (F); junior Chris Morath (F). What you need to know: The Mustangs graduated last year’s Howard County Player of the Year Robert Davis and his more...

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