Outlook: The Panthers pick up where they left off last season as the area’s top-ranked team. They are deep, skilled and athletic with an ability to beat teams a variety of ways, and they have a number of players capable of being the difference in a given game. It starts with Baldwin, who brings a wide set of skills to run the show. He can score, distribute, take care of the basketball and sets a tone with tough defense. Toles, Jones and Murphy all play hard and bring different strengths to the team’s equation. West, a transfer from Dunbar, adds strong inside play. Staying with the Panthers will be a difficult challenge for opponents with few teams able to match their talent, depth and athleticism.