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2017-18 boys basketball by the numbers

Public schools are adding the 35 second shot clock to boys basketball games. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun video)

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Area teams that captured their first state championships last season. Perry Hall claimed the 4A title and Poly won the 3A.

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Seasons in which Mount Saint Joseph swept the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League titles. With the Gaels’ sweep last season, 10 teams have accomplished the feat since the MIAA A/BCL era began in 1994.

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Returning 2016-17 All-Metro players — five first-team and five second-team picks, as well as Mount Saint Joseph’s co-Player of the Year Jalen Smith.

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Second shot clock implemented for state public school games this season. The MIAA and BCL have been playing with a 35-second shot clock since 2012.

A look at the area's top boys basketball players leading up to the 2017-18 season.
Perry Hall is the No. 1 ranked team in The Baltimore Sun's 2017-18 boys basketball preseason Top 15 poll.
Lake Clifton coach Herman “Tree” Harried on the 35-second clock: “It’s going to help the kids and our job is to help them get prepared for the next level."

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