schools on Dec. 6 for ever y team except Kent County.
Seniors Keyshawn Potter (G), Tranell Clanton (C), Jyquan Farrare (G), Alex Clayton (C), and Davion Ralph (G) are back for another season. Joining them are juniors Logan Middleton (G), Dajuan Jackson (G), Malik Ennals (G/F), and Davon Linder (C).
Vejon Ashley, the only sophomore on the team, will also be in the mix from the backcourt; it will be his second year on varsity.
Three-year varsity players Lorenzo Turner, a senior, and junior Diante Dickerson will anchor the Colonels. Seniors include guard-forward Haley Maldonado and Romar Jones, forwards Sam Arnold, Devonte Douglas, and Dakota Wilson, and guard Curtis Lee.
Eli Stull and fellow junior guard Rakai Jones will do battle along with post man Carter Ferguson and utility players Jaylin Duncan, and Jachaun Wilson.
Colonel opens at Washington in Princess Anne.
Dionte Hynson’s squad tips off at Mardela. Five players from last season will wear the orange and black on varsity: Dante Hall (Sr. F); Marquii Thompson (Jr. G); Alek Riedel (Sr. G); Dietrich Johnson (Sr., C); and Jaedon Copper (Sr. F).
Coming into the varsity for the first time are Grant Copper (So., F); Nyzhier Youmens (Jr., G); Nick Walker (Jr., G); Dionte Hynson II (So., G); Lamont Powell Jr. (Sr., G); Tyler Voshell (Jr., F); Robert Beckett (Jr., G); Drew Shaw (Jr., F); DaQwan Johnson (Jr., F); and Chris Kaminskas (Jr., F).
Meehan’s self-proclaimed “very, very young” program includes nine on varsity or junior varsity who are either freshmen or sophomores.
Freshman guard Jude Smith, will be joined by classmate Andrew Baughman (wing), senior captain William Gibson on the wing, swing man Max Brady, a sophomore, and sophomore Colin Ward, a forward.
Cotter Buckley (Jr., Wing), Ashton Seaman (Fr., Wing), Kyle Jackson (Fr., C), and Jimmy Zhao G/F) will be rotated off the bench. Jackson, at 6-foot-4, will be an important element in the paint, but has a hand injury and may miss the first few games of the season.
Scott’s squad will feature rising star Jayshaun Freeman, with 2020 classmate Nytre Greene joining him in the backcourt. Tyreek Valentine, a 6-6 junior, will jump center, with classmate Sam Braver at power forward, and possibly senior Corey Robinson in the 3-spot to round out the starting lineup.
The rest of the roster includes seniors Jaden Wilson (F), Darius Jones (F), Taekwon Duggins (G), and Deontez Cann (G); and juniors Peyton Taylor (G), Ryan Argo (G), and Corey Wilson (F).
Kent County opens its season on Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Pocomoke.
North Caroline (18-6)
Three juniors, guards Montreyse Deshields and J.B. Brown, plus post player Kendron Wayman, form the nucleus for the retooled Bulldogs.
Joining them will be, among others, freshman guard Vidam Bonds, sophomore guard Lee Fitchett and guard-forward Chris Curler, and senior paint men Corey Hall and David Ross.
North Caroline visits Crisfield to start the season.
Robert Smith’s fourth season as head coach sees an increase in interest; more than 30 kids tried out, giving the team more depth than in previous years. Historically, Smith said, the Eagles have drawn as few as 16.
The starting five looks to be Dionisio Polk (Sr., PG), Jyheim Copper (Jr., SG), Rasaan Mason (Sr. G/F), Elexion Jones (So. F), and Marquise Parker (Sr., F).
Adding depth will be juniors Gary Pledger (F), Brandon Jones F), Jaonte Singleton (F), Jordan Irwin (G), Lamontre Crumble (G), Todd Lehman (F), and Jaheim Camper (G); and seniors Lavonte Scott (G), Stephen Layton (F), and Javonte Holland (Sr. F).
The Eagles open at Parkside.
Jeff Hollis takes the helm for this season; he last coached during the 2016-17 season at Saints Peter and Paul, leading that squad to the conference final.
The starting five for the Lions looks to consist of Tavion Gross (Jr. PG), Nick Dunkerly (Sr. G), Hugh Meehan (So. SF/G), Thomas Murray (Sr. F), Jordan Dozier (Jr. C).
A deep bench includes seniors Brandon Peoples (G), Charles King (F), Colby Helms (G), Jy’Meir Gibson (F); juniors Devrin Turner (F) and Xavior Jones; and sophomores Sy’Rus MacGowan (F) and Jackson Williams (G).
The Lions travel to Stephen Decatur opening night.
Saints Peter and Paul
Gary Gould’s squad features three freshmen, guards Brendan Sann and Kyler Krewson and forward Elijah Sherman; sophomore center Dylan Wanichko; junior guards Gunther duHoffman and Jacob Satchell; and seniors Max McKinnon (F), Jacob Prince (G/F), Sam Warpinski (C), and Connor Quade (G/F).
In Wednesday’s seasonopening 65-57 win over Holly Grove, duHoffman had 24 points and six assists; Satchell added 18 points and eight rebounds. Sann scored nine points, while Quade chipped in seven, and Wanickho tallied six more.
The Sabres’ next game is Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Severn School, a MIAA B-Conference team.
Mike Murphy takes over the program this year; the Saints, he said, have not won a boys’ varsity hoops game in seven years, and he’s hoping to change that.
Four players — Tristan Reeside (Jr., G/F), Eddie Robinson (Jr., C), Caleb Birdwell (So., G), and Austin Parchman (So., G) — return. Joining them, among others, will be seniors Jack Vener (G), Benny Rieck (SF), and Beckett Mesko (PF), as well as up-and-coming freshman point guard Joey Cole.
Vener, Reeside, Rieck, Mesko, and Robinson look to be the starting five. St. Michaels opens at Snow Hill.