HOWARD COUNTY, MD — 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 bring back point guard Garrett Mills, a four-year varsity player who missed the first nine games last season with an injury. He came back with vengeance, averaging 5.3 points and finishing second in the county with 4.5 assists per game.
Other potential backcourt options include senior Josh Heigh and juniors Johnny Piwowarski and Hunter Koele.
Senior Jordan Taylor, a 6-foot-5 forward and three-year varsity player, should provide the Gladiators with a solid post presence after missing most of last season with an injury. McMillan is also high on another 6-foot-5 player and the team’s leading returning scorer.
“Ryan Davis … may be ready for a breakout season,” McMillan said. “We are expecting our junior class to contribute as well, for everyone has been working hard this offseason.
With steady guard play, viable scoring options and the length to defend and rebound, Glenelg will look to improve on its 5-6 county mark from a year ago.