Coach: Michael Ferguson
Top returners: Salome Campbell, 5-3, Jr., G; Diamond Steward, 5-10, Sr., C; Jaleigha Graham, 5-10, So., C.
Top newcomers: Alyssa Bethea, 5-9, Fr., G; Zaniya Melrose-Williams, 5-5, Jr., G; Faith Francis, 5-10, So., C; Maria Wiley, 5-8, So., G; Simone Gibbs, 6-2, So.,
C. Coach’s comment: “This year’s team is very young, but we are building a growing and learning foundation. They are going to surprise a lot of teams this year from the hard work and dedication.’’
Coach: George Stackhouse
Top returners: Jalin Thorne, 6-8, Sr., C/F; Edmund Scott, 6-7, Sr., C/F; Lamar Hawkins, Sr., 6-2, G; Justin Ward, 6-0, Sr., G; Shakim Middleton, 6-3, Sr., G.
Top newcomers: Traymond Willis-Shaw, 6-6, So., F; Camari Williams, 6–2, Jr., G.
Coach’s comment: “We return every player from last year’s playoff team, so we should have a more experienced team. Our kids have worked hard on improving their individual skills in the off-season. If we can now focus on becoming the best team we can be, we can be as good as anyone out here.’’
PHOTOS: (Top, L-R: Girls’ basketball coach Michael Ferguson & Top returner Salome Campbell/ Bottom, L-R: Boys’ basketball coach George Stackhouse & Top returner Jalin Thorne)