Arlington Baptist Eagles
1992-93 record: 14-20. Coach: Dan Magnum
Top players: Leonard Morgan, 6-1, Sr., F; Jarrett Watson, 5-8, G; Alan Wicks, 5-9, Jr., F.
Outlook: The Eagles return all five starters from a team that finished third in the Catholic Schools Athletic Association and look to be a favorite this year. Senior forward Morgan, a 6-1 leaper, is the main scoring threat and top rebounder.
Beth Tfiloh Warriors
1992-93 record: 17-11. Coach: Sam Perlin.
Top players: Michael Bunich, 6-1, Sr., F; Adam Klaff, 5-10, Sr., G; Avi Benus, 5-6, Sr., G; Steven Rubenstein, 5-5, Sr., G; Jacob Berkman, 5-9, Sr., F.
Outlook: The Warriors keep building their program. They scorevictories over Boys' Latin and St. Mary's last year. This year, Bunich and Benus will provide offense. Outside shooting is a plus. A lack of height and muscle will hurt inside.
Calvert Hall Cardinals
1992-93 record: 19-12. Coach: Mark Amatucci
Top players: Brian Taylor, 6-5, Sr., F; John Bauerffeld, 6-2, Sr., F/G, Vince Williams, 6-0, PG; John McKay, 6-0, Jr., G; Dennis Grinestaff, 5-9, Jr., G.
Outlook: The Cardinals lost a strong group of seniors but Amatucci returns. He left after leading his alma mater Calvert Hall to the mythical national championship in 1982. He compiled a 117-27 record and won three Catholic League titles from 1980-82 before going on to head coaching stints at Loyola College and Anne Arundel Community College.
1992-93 record: 19-6. Coach: Art Gamzon.
Top players: Chris Sadowsky, 5-9, Sr., G; Jeff Mohler, 6-0, Sr., G; Tommy Carey, 6-2, Sr., G; Herman Cooper, 6-3, So., F; Eddie Garrett, 6-5, Sr., F/C.
Outlook: The Comets, region champions for three straight years, lost three starters and the whole front line (almost 60 points per game). But this team should do well. They run, can hit from outside -- especially Carey and Mohler -- and play good defense.
1992-93 record: 6-13. Coach: Steve Cohen.
Top players: Andre Carter, 5-10, Sr., G; Lamar King, 6-4, Sr., C; Jermaine Johnson, 6-3, Sr., F; Kiambu Jenkins, 6-3, Jr., F; Brian Seabrease, 6-7, Jr., C.
Outlook: More height, speed and experience should help the Bayhawks do better. Chesapeake should be strong inside, led by King, Johnson, Jenkins and Seabrease. Carter is the top outside shooter, and they have more depth than last year.
1992-93 record: 9-13. Coach: Glenn Snyder.
Top players: Dan Sherwood, 6-3, Sr., F; Eric Gonzalez, 6-3, Sr., F; Elliott Smalls, 6-3, Sr., F; Jon Snyder, 5-11, Jr., G; Chris Manfuso, 5-11, Sr., G.
Outlook: The Lions return all five starters, have height and some experience. This will be a half-court offense team with little speed and a questionable inside game.
1992-93 record: 14-11. Coach: Andrew Pons.
Top players: Travis Thornton, 6-2, Sr., G; Emar Fleming, 6-3, Sr., G; Mario Smith, 6-1, Jr., G; James Fehrman, 6-6, Jr., F; Jason Bandy, 6-3, Sr., F.
Outlook: The Owls have talent, and Pons calls this team a "quality 11." Smith (15 ppg.), Fleming (13) and Thornton (12) all can score, as can transfer Fehrman (12 ppg. last year at Hammond). The backcourt is strong, there is plenty of height and the Owls can hit from outside.
Eastern Technical Mavericks
1992-93 record: 11-9. Coach: Joel Bailey.
Top players: Damon McCullough, 6-0, Jr., G; Glenn Umbarger, 6-1, Sr., G; Keith Allen, 6-3, Jr., F; Chip Pross, 6-2, Sr., F; Wardell Selby, 6-4, Sr., C/F.
Outlook: The Mavericks are experienced and work hard, according to Bailey. Selby (10 ppg) will lead the inside game, and he could do well this year. There is some quickness and rebounding should be fair. Outside shooting will be questionable, however.
1992-93 record: 5-15. Coach: Mike Squirrel.
Top players: Johnny Davis, 5-8, Jr., G; Tony Reese, 5-11, Sr., G; Mike Clavin, 6-1, Sr., F; Eric Simon, 5-10, Sr., G; Brian Miller, 6-5, Sr., C.
Outlook: The Indians should be more physical inside this year, something they needed last year. Miller, Davis and Reese bring back some experience, and the Indians can hit from outside, especially Simon.
1992-93 record: 15-12. Coach: Steve Power.
Top players: Mike Bailey, 6-4, Sr., F; John Wingeart, 5-9, Jr., G; Brad Smith, 6-7, Jr., C; Matt Saunders, 5-9, Jr., G.
Outlook: The Bulls were last year's Cinderella, advancing to the Class 2A state finals before falling to Allegany in overtime. There
are five guards who can play, led by Wingeart.
1992-93 record: 7-14. Coach: Cal Rumbley.
Top players: Neil Shipman, 6-4, Sr., C; Kevin Butler, 6-4, Jr., F; Sherick Matthews, 6-1, Sr., G; Michael Jackson, 5-9, Jr., G.
Outlook: New coach Rumbley said the Bluebirds have some size and quickness, which will help because he wants the defense to create offense with pressure. Shipman, Butler and Matthews started last year and should help the team put points on the board.
1992-93 record: 8-12. Coach: Mike Cromer.
Top players: Kenny Clay, 5-10, Jr., G; Andy Stocksdale, 5-8, Sr., G; Nick Lozzi, 5-10, Jr., G; Kevin Link, 6-2, Sr., F; Rod Daly, 5-9, Sr., G.
Outlook: The Vikings lack height and experience inside, so they will "live and die with three," according to Cromer. Transfers Clay (Meade) and Lozzi (Gibbons) will spark a strong backcourt that can score. Graduation hurt the Vikings, and there are lots of questions here.
Loch Raven Raiders
1992-93 record: 15-7. Coach: Gary Horn.
Top players: Dane Elterman, 6-3, Sr., F/C; Lee Sorvalis, 5-8, Sr., G; Eric Elmore, 5-9, Sr., G; Jason Longwell, 6-1, Sr., F; Butch Liebert, 6-1, Jr., F.
Outlook: The Raiders are quick and can press, run and shoot the threes. Elterman will be the big point man; he averaged 16.4 ppg last year. Good defense will help. Other than Elterman, however, the Raiders lack proven size inside and could struggle on the boards.
1992-93 record: 24-13. Coach: Jerry Savage.
Top players: Tim O'Hara, 6-3, Sr., F/G; Michael Jackson, 6-1, Sr., G; Ryan White, 5-10, Sr., G; Reggie Boyce, 5-10, Sr., G.
Outlook: The Dons, defending Catholic League regular-season champions, lost four starters. The lone returner, senior 6-3 swingman Tim O'Hara, should supply consistent scoring. O'Hara, a three-point threat, averaged 11.7 points last year.
1992-93 record: 4-16. Coach: Tom Lentsch.
Top players: Joel Davis, 5-11, Sr., G; Curtis Miller, 5-11, Sr., F.
Outlook: After a 4-16 season with only seven players on the roster last year, Lutheran moves down to the MSA C Conference with four returning starters and 11 players.
1992-93 record: 9-11. Coach: Albie Swartz 363-6814
Top players: Donta Evans, 5-8, Sr., G; Mike Layden, 6-3, Sr., F; Bob Sabelhaus, 6-6, Jr., F.
Outlook: The Eagles have the maturity and nucleus to be extremely competitive. Bob Sabelhaus (6-6) should anchor the offense and defense. Donta Evans may be the best point guard in the county.
Milford Mill Millers
1992-93 record: 19-3. Coach: Homer Seidel.
Top players: Kenny Bostic, 6-0, Sr., G; Blanchard Hurd, 6-7, Jr., C; Jermaine Dunn, 6-7, Sr., F; Keon Selman, 6-3, Jr., F; Rodell McLaughlin, 5-8, Sr., G.
Outlook: The Millers should be in the hunt for another state title. Bostic is one of the best point guards around, leading a potent break that racks up points. Hurd and Dunn form a powerful combination inside. Selman and McLaughlin help out with hustle and good defense.
Mount Carmel Lions
1992-93 record: 4-21. Coach: Leon Thomas.
Top players: Jason McKinney, 5-11, Sr., F; Lloyd St. Rose, 5-10, Jr., G; Chuck Friedel, 6-0, Jr., F.
Outlook: While only carrying eight players on the roster, five of them are returning starters. The Lions should be among the top group after dropping down to the MSA C Conference. The tallest player is only 6 feet, and the Lions will rely on quickness.
1992-93 record: 15-5. Coach: Tom Gere.
Top players: Troy Williams, 6-0, Soph., G; Shawnte Dukes, 5-8, Sr., G; Paul Handakis, 6-4, Sr., C; Igwe Blount, 6-0, Sr., G; Rob Ennis, 6-0, Sr., F.
Outlook: The Falcons are loaded with experience in the backcourt and speed. Dukes (11.6 ppg., 6.6 assists) can do lots of damage, forcing steal after steal, and Williams (12 ppg.) can shoot from anywhere. The Falcons will keep the pressure on
Owings Mills Eagles
1992-93 record: 3-16. Coach: Randy Pentz.
dTC Top players: Rodney Jones, 6-5, Sr., C; Terry Sims, 5-11, Jr., G; Andy Sachs, 6-3, Sr., F; Ryan Polly, 6-3, Sr., F.
Outlook: The Golden Eagles should enjoy this year more than last year. Jones, a transfer from Rice High School in the Bronx, N.Y. wreaked havoc in preseason scrimmages and gives the school one of its best inside forces in a long time.
1992-93 record: 11-11. Coach: Web Johnson.
Top players: John Grissom, 5-11, Jr., F; Nikki Kittur, 6-2, Sr., C.
Outlook: The Bruins return four players and are favorites to win the MSA C Conference. John Grissom, a 5-11 forward who averaged 10 points a game last year, uses strength to offset his height inside.
1992-93 record: 10-9. Coach: Nelson Dennis.
Top players: Keith Foster, 6-4, Sr., C; Shane Eckles, 6-0, Sr., F; Donnie Williams, 5-7, Jr., G; Jerome Nash, 6-2, Soph., F; Atis Kureishy, 5-8, Sr. G.
Outlook: The Knights, who just missed the playoffs last year, have only one returning starter (Foster). Foster and Nash give the Knights some size inside, which balances their good outside shooting, namely the three-point shooting of Eckles.
1992-93 record: 8-11. Coach: Pat Conway.
Top players: Sal Greensfelder, 5-10, Jr., G; Charles Greensfelder, 5-7, Jr., G; Aaron Burleson, 6-1, Soph., F; Tim Dodge, 6-0, Sr., G; Scott Hierstetter, 6-2, Jr., F.
Outlook: The Patriots move up to Class 3A and face a tough schedule. They have quickness, speed and shooting ability. Sal Greensfelder (14 ppg.) can fire away from the outside and his brother, Charles, runs the offense well at the point.
Perry Hall Gators
1992-93 record: 18-5. Coach: Phil Walter.
Top players: Mark Franklin, 5-11, Sr., F/G; Matt Banks, 6-5, Sr., F; Devlin Green, 6-4, Jr., F; Jimmy Ellsworth, 6-5, Sr., G.
Outlook: The Gators are fast, run the floor well and can shoot. Ellsworth and Franklin can shoot from outside. Banks should be a force inside. The Gators have plenty of height.
1992-93 record: 2-18. Coach: Joe Barley.
Top players: Stanley Jefferson, 6-2, Sr., F; Shawn Wilkinson, 6-3, Sr., F; Chad Michael 6-0, Sr., G; Lonnie Bishop, 6-0, Sr., G; Steve Grossblatt, 5-8, Jr., G.
Outlook: The Panthers have more height and speed this season. They need to improve shooting -- it was under 30 percent last year -- in order to win more. Barley said it looked better in preseason work. The biggest problems for Pikesville are lack of height and experience.
1992-93 record: 7-15. Coach: Reggie Brooks.
Top players: Troy Lewis, 5-10, So., G; Damon Rowlette, 5-8, Sr., G; Cameron Bryant, 6-4, Jr., C; Lance Anderson, 5-11, Jr., F; Ahmed Collins, 6-2, Sr., F.
Outlook: A big infusion of quickness and speed should help the Rams do better. Lewis and Rowlette will key a running game. The speedy backcourt also should help force turnovers and easy scoring chances.
Sparrows Point Pointers
1992-93 record: 15-5. Coach: Russ Lingner.
Top players: Will Marshall, 6-5, Sr., F; Carnell Damon, 5-11, Jr. G; Griffin Dingle, 6-2, Soph., F; Jerry Ciezkowski, 6-3, Sr., C.
Outlook: The Pointers, who lost to Wilde Lake in the region playoffs, hope to pick up where they left off last year. Damon (16.0 ppg), Marshall (13.7) and Dingle (13.0) pace an offense that can score. The Pointers have lots of speed and will run when possible.
St. Paul's Crusaders
1992-93 record: 8-20. Coach: Rick Collins.
Top players: Garth Timoll, 5-11, Jr., F; Justin Singleton, 5-10, Fr., G; Chris Berrier, 5-10, Soph., F.
Outlook: The Crusaders are young and small, but look to rebound in the B Conference after a rough season in the A Conference last year. They will start one freshman and two sophomores, and have no one above 6-3.
Towson Catholic Owls
1992-93 record: 23-12. Coach: Mike Daniels.
Top players: Konata Springer, 6-9, Jr., C; Charlie Harrison, 5-10, Jr., G.
Outlook: The defending Catholic League Tournament and MSA A League Tournament champions face a rebuilding year with the loss of three starters, that accounted for nearly 60 points.
1992-93 record: 4-16. Coach: Randy Dase.
Top players: Tim Womack, 6-2, Jr., F; Greg Jones, 6-2, Sr., F; Chris Palmisano, 5-11, Sr., G; Ian Guidera, 5-11, Sr., G; Lee Murray, 6-2, Sr., F.
Outlook: This could be another difficult season. The Generals lack height and experience and have lots of new faces. A big question will is how well all of the new faces blend.
1992-93 record: 23-1. Coach: Rod Norris.
Top players: Donte Dudley, 6-2, Sr., G/F; Keon Carpenter, 5-10, Jr., G; Emmanuel Adekunle, 6-7, Sr., C; Guy Butler, 6-7, Jr., F; Steve Jackson, 5-10, Sr., G; Brian Stubbs, 6-2, Sr., F.
Outlook: This team has lots of talent. Dudley (19 ppg, 8.5 rebounds) is one of the county's top players, but will be out at least three weeks with a knee injury. Along with Adekunle (10 ppg, 8.5 rebounds) and Butler (8.5 rebounds), Dudley helps form a powerful frontcourt. In addition to Dudley's knee, Adekunle tried to overcome a shoulder problem.