Local basketball fans will have 81 Division I men's players from this area to track this season. The Sun's annual list highlights natives of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, and/or graduates of high schools in those areas.
Three Baltimore-area colleges are the biggest beneficiaries of local talent this year. UMBC has six local players on its roster, while Morgan State (five) and Loyola (four) are right behind. Pittsburgh is next with three.
A pair of Baltimore Catholic League rivals in St. Frances and Mount St. Joseph have the most DI players, with 10 and seven, respectively. Dunbar and Lake Clifton are next with six apiece.