Outlook: Firsts keep coming for the Poly program, which is emerging as a perennial power in Baltimore City. After claiming their first Baltimore City title in 2015-16, the Engineers won their first state title last season. All-Metro star De’Vondre Perry, the go-to player the past two seasons, has moved on to Temple, but Brand is confident the Engineers will maintain their strong play. It now starts with Mims, an All-Metro guard who averaged 15 points as the team’s second option last season. He’s ready to be the team leader and has plenty of help with a strong returning cast and the addition of Calvert Hall transfer Lewis. Ali showed a lot of poise at the point as a freshman and should be that much more comfortable this season. Lewis can help fill the void left by Perry with a versatile offensive game and the ability to play inside. Amani Walker, Cleveland Horton and Seth Jones are valuable returnees who know their respective roles. With the addition of Lewis, Poly gets the slight nod over Patterson as Baltimore City’s team to beat.