DIVISION A

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Coach: Ed McGettigan, 1st year. Education: Judge, Saint Joseph's. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 10-5, 18-8.

Savvy seven: Maurice Robinson, 6-1, G; Jamar Winn, 6-6, F-C; Teshon Wilson, 5-10, G; Rasaan "Slippers" Hanner, 6-1, F; Anthony Britt, 6-4, C; Rickey Savage, 5-10, G; Karl Shanks, 6-1, F.

McGettigan's comment: "Happy with effort and attitude toward defense/rebounding. We could have some fun."

CENTRAL

Coach: Haviland Harper, 11th year (also Parkway, 1982-98). Education: Central, George Washington. Career: 303-310; 138-111.

Last year: 8-7, 10-15.

Savvy seven: Malcolm Albright, 6-foot, G; Kamell Alston, 5-7, G; Mark Sanders, 6-1, F; Philip Singleton, 6-1, F; Brandon Smith, 6-5, F; Adib Welles, 5-11, F; Joshua Welles, 6-foot, G.

Harper's comment: "We'll be as good as our juniors learn how to play."

FRANKFORD

Coach: Ben Dubin, 4th year (also Fels, 2001-02). Education: Washington, Delaware. Career: 70-46; at Frankford 57-22.

Last year: 14-1, 22-6.

Savvy seven: Harold Hicks, 5-9, G; Jerline Harris, 5-9, G; Terrell Clark, 6-2, G; Dehaven Brown, 6-2, G; Darryl Poole, 6-3, F; Carl Wallace, 6-3, F; Steffon Poole, 6-3, F.

Dubin's comment: "If we focus on team defense and rebounding, we have the talent to be successful."

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Coach: Calvin Jones, 23rd year. Education: Edison, Delaware State. Career: 186-272.

Last year: 7-8, 9-11.

Savvy seven: Donte Williams, 6-3, G; Dom Conner, 6-5, F-C; Taris Dillard-Ford, 6-2, G-F; Lamar Simmons, 6-foot, G; Tim Kowalko, 6-7, C; Lamar Greene, 5-9, G; Kyle Arroyo, 6-foot, G.

Jones' comment: "Should be in middle of pack. I like our size."

GERMANTOWN

Coach: Orick Smith, 1st year. Education: Truman, Arcadia. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 5-10, 7-13.

Savvy seven: Ramadan Abdullah, 6-2, F; O'Shane Black, 6-3, F; Edward Callender, 6-4, C; Shawn Green, 6-2, G; Jeffery Johnson, 5-9, G; Darryl Langerston, 6-3, F; Steven Randall, 6-1, G.

Smith's comment: "Hard work and team unity bring about success."

JOHN BARTRAM

Coach: James Brown, 3rd year (also Philadelphia Regional, 1995, '98-99; West Philadelphia, '96-97). Education: Overbrook, West Chester. Career: 68-69; 36-16 at Bartram.

Last year: 14-1, 21-7.

Savvy seven: Tyrone Garland, 6-1, G; Danny Walker, 6-5, F; Quodrice Walker, 6-5, F; Solomon Davis, 6-2, G; Rhydeem Samedi, 6-3, F; Brandon White, 6-foot, G; Darryl Lane, 6-4, F.

Brown's comment: "Young, untested group with a good leader (Garland). Will be fun watching them grow."

KENSINGTON

Coach: Joe Egenolf, 10th year (appointed coach for final two games of '00). Education: Central, Lynchburg (Va.). Career: 44-119.

Last year: 2-13, 7-15.

Savvy seven: Theo West, 6-4, F; Henry Bond, 6-3, F; Nigel Caldwell, 5-10, G; Ali Williams, 6-4, F; Victor Wardrope, 6-2, G; Kyle Richardson, 6-4, F; James Sanchez, 6-1, G.

Egenolf's comment: "Our seniors must step up and lead by example."

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Coach: Mike George, 2nd year; Education: Poolesville (Md.), Salisbury State. Career: 9-8.

Last year: 7-8, 9-8.

Savvy seven: Tareek Massey, 6-foot, F; Thomas Moore, 5-9, G; Mike Wilson, 6-foot, G; Willie Precia-Ketter, 5-10, G; William Grant, 6-7, C; Sean Rogers, 6-1, G; Kevin James, 5-7, G.

George's comment: "We have a lot of talent. Just need to become a TEAM."

NORTHEAST

Coach: Elsa Cohen, 4th year (also Northeast, 1994-2003). Education: Northeast, Murray State (Ky.). Career: 121-135.

Last year: 7-8, 9-12.

Savvy seven: Lionel Berdecia, 6-foot, F; Damion Campbell, 6-foot, F; Devin Colston, 5-10, G; Brandon Hurst, 6-5, C; Marques Nicholson, 6-foot, G; Dan Patriarca, 5-9, G; Steven Pinckney, 6-2, F.

Cohen's comment: "Hard work + teamwork = success."

OLNEY

Coach: Jeff McKenna, 3rd year (also Olney, 2005). Education: North Penn, Kutztown. Career: 15-43.

Last year: 6-9, 10-12.

Savvy seven: Terrance Bennett, 6-5, F; Tito Burgos, 6-1, G; Khailief "Kizzy" Coates, 5-9, G; Danny Hinton, 6-2, F; Ray Jaggon, 6-3, F; Jesse "Boog" Morgan, 6-5, G; Kadeem Patterson, 6-2, G.

McKenna's comment: "Twelve solid players. If we play as unit, we can build on last year's success."

OVERBROOK

Coach: Freddie Stokes, 2nd year; Education: West Philadelphia, Barber-Scotia. Career: 8-16.

Last year: 7-8, 8-16.

Savvy seven: Najee Underwood, 6-1, G; Raheem Nelson, 6-2, G; Warren Dogan, 5-11, G; Cashad McFadden, 6-4, G-F; Hineef Miller, 6-4, F; Giba Goba, 6-5, C; Marquise Freeman, 5-11, G.

Stokes' comment: "We're young, but exciting."

SAMUEL FELS

Coach: Joe Laukaitis, 1st year. Education: North Catholic, Temple. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 2-13, 3-17.

Savvy seven: Donovan McIntosh, 5-6, G; Shannon Givens, 5-10, G; Malik Jackson, 6-foor, G; Devon Perrin, 6-foot, F; Jaashawn Jones, 6-7, C; Anthony Rios, 6-foot, G-F; Vincent Roberts, 6-4, C.

Laukaitis' comment: "If we all trust each other, from the coach to the last man, we should be competitive in every game."

SOUTHERN

Coach: George Anderson, 16th year. Education: Evander Childs (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Florida A & M. Career: 214-153.

Last year: 13-2, 23-7.

Savvy seven: Deshon "Biggie" Minnis, 6-2, G; Shaquille Gaskins, 6-1, F; Shaquil Taylor, 6-foot, G; Nasir Johnson, 6-5, F; Lamar Speller, 6-3, F; Jamir Hanner, 6-6, C; Haywood Henderson, 5-9, G.

Anderson's comment: "Older and wiser, but not as deep."

THOMAS EDISON

Coach: Kevin Reilly, 10th year. Education: Judge, West Chester. Career: 79-91.

Last year: 8-7, 9-8.

Savvy seven: Luis Martinez, 5-10, G; Ernesto Sanchez, 6-3, 190; Eduardo Rivera, 5-10, F; Omar English, 5-11, C; Anthony Colon, 5-8, F; Akeem Chisholm, 5-9, G; Rodney Davis, 5-9, G.

Reilly's comment: "Play smart and hustle."

UNIVERSITY CITY

Coach: Lou Williams, 5th year. Education: Franklin, Fisk (Tenn.). Career: 43-58.

Last year: 6-9, 6-18.

Savvy seven: Michael Clemmons, 6-3, F; Kevn Garris, 6-2, G; Nashawn Gray, 6-3, F; Marcus Holland, 6-2, G; Martez Lyles, 5-11, G; Khalil McGill, 6-foot, G; Raymond Nesbitt, 6-2, G.

Williams' comment: "We're still making cuts."

DIVISION B

ALVIN SWENSON

Coach: Pat Durkin, 4th year. Education: La Salle, Penn State. Career: 12-51.

Last year: 1-14, 4-19.

Savvy seven: Anatoly Duhkin, 6-1, G; Shawn Bradley, 6-4, F-C; Jurras Jackson, 5-6, G; Mike Rieser, 6-3, F; Kervyn Haynes, 5-9, G; Kwantel Adams, 6-3, F-C; Markiem Jenkins, 5-8, G.

Durkin's comment: "If we defend, rebound and score more points than the other teams, we should win some games."

EDWARD BOK TECH

Coach: Lloyd Jenkins, 9th year. Education: Bok, North Carolina A & T. Career: 78-89.

Last year: 8-7, 17-9.

Savvy seven: Tremell Green, 6-2, F; Hassan Jones, 5-9, G; Brahkim Poole, 6-foot, G; Anthony Scott, 6-foot, G; Joshua Garnett, 6-2, F; Jihad Ward, 6-3, F; Willie Norton, 6-6, F.

Jenkins' comment: "Our seniors have to assume a whole lot of responsibility."

ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Coach: C.M. Brown, 28th year. Education: Central, West Chester. Career: 323-247.

Last year: 10-5, 13-9.

Savvy seven: Marcus Brown, 6-4, F; Isaiah Carson, 5-8, G; Ryan Douglas, 6-4, F; Andre Howard, 6-6, C; Mark Houston, 6-5, F; Will Preyer, 6-foot, G; Zachary Spence, 5-8, G.

Brown's comment: "Little early to get a feel. I do know these kids are all good people."

FRANKLIN LEARNING CENTER

Coach: Will Wright, 2nd season (took over with 11 games remaining in '08 season). Education: Engineering and Science, Hampton (Va.). Career: 6-5.

Last year: 11-4, 16-6.

Savvy seven: Denzel Yard, 5-11, G; Nasir Jones, 6-4, F; Jerrod Johnson, 6-3, F; Karl Riley, 6-3, G-F; Turhan Griffin, 5-11, G; Basir Fulmore, 6-foot, F; Marquis Purnell-Childs, 6-foot, G-F.

Wright's comment: "We'll be as good as Denzel's and other seniors' leadership. Sky's the limit of we believe and focus."

FRANKLIN TOWNE CHARTER

Coach: Josh Rorer, 5th year. Education: Judge, Temple. Career: 9-66.

Last year: 0-15, 2-18.

Savvy seven: Scott Davis, 5-7, G; Jared Schwarz, 6-2, G-F; Bryan Clark, 6-1, G-F; David Vaughan, 6-foot, F-C; Randy Emerson, 6-1, F; Matt Lyons, 5-9, G; Ray Boyd, 6-foot, F-C

Rorer's comment: "Our goal is to try to get better every day."

HORACE FURNESS

Coach: Tina Wiggins, 1st year. Education: Bartram, East Stroudsburg. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 3-12, 4-16.

Savvy seven: Blair Chesterfield, 6-4, C; Mike Dickinson, 6-4, F-C; Andrew Bailey, 6-2, F; Vince Bullock, 5-5, G; Phillip Hurtt, 6-foot, F; John Johnson, 5-7, G; De Lin, 6-foot, F.

Wiggins' comment: "We're looking at the season in a positive way."

JULES MASTBAUM TECH

Coach: Jim Taylor, 7th year. Education: Central, Penn State. Career: 58-82.

Last year: 1-14, 3-21.

Savvy seven: David Garcia, 6-4, C; Josh Mendez, 5-11, G; Eric Freeman, 5-10, G; Ricky Harvey, 6-1, F; Dmere Norwood, 6-foot, F; Donny Gilbert, 6-1, G; George Carter, 6-2, F.

Taylor's comment: "Young and inexperienced. We expect to improve all year."

MASTERY CHARTER SOUTH

Coach: Isa Clark, 2nd year; Education: George School, Lincoln. Career: 4-13.

Last year: 2-8, 4-13.

Savvy seven: Wanyae Hartsfield, 5-8, G; Malcolm Lyles, 5-10, G; Anthony Thompson, 6-foot, G-F; Ronnie Gambrell, 5-9, F; Jaleel Khabeer, 6-2, F; Khalil Newsome, 5-5, G; Eddie Edgerton, 5-11, G-F.

Clark's comment: "Although undersized, we hope to make up for it with speed and aggressive defense."

MURRELL DOBBINS TECH

Coach: William Johnson, 1st year. Education: Pemberton (N.J.), Rowan (N.J.). Career: 0-0

Last year: 7-8, 10-10.

Savvy seven: Jerrell Wright, 6-6, F-C; Fred Jones, 6-2, G-F; Shakur Blackwell, 6-1, G-F; Ermon McMillan, 5-6, G; Rashawn Cox, 6-4, F-C; Philip Pringle, 6-6, F-C; Aaron Jackson, 5-7, G.

Johnson's comment: "Young team that will compete. We'll work hard and get better every day."

PHILA. ELECTRICAL CHARTER

Coach: James "Flame" Lewis, 1st year. Education: Roman, Temple. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 8-7, 15-9.

Savvy seven: Kyheim Jackson, 5-8, G; Vance Rhone, 6-foot, G; Chris Green, 6-2, G; Jabreil McLeod, 6-3, G; Kion Stokes, 6-3, F; Anthony Fuscellaro, 6-6, F-C; Anthony Williams, 6-7, F-C.

Lewis' comment: "We'll go as far as defense and rebounding take us."

ROXBOROUGH

Coach: Terrell Burnett, 10th year. Education: Warrenton (Ga.), Temple. Career: 96-94.

Last year: 11-4, 17-8.

Savvy seven: Gabriel Thomas, 5-7, G; Terrell Allen, 5-8, G; Jared James, 6-1, F; David Melton, 6-2, F; Justin Bailey, 5-8, G; Marque Griffin, 5-8, G; Kalik Stanley, 6-1, F.

Burnett's comment: "May have won too many games last year. Should have saved some for this year."

SIMON GRATZ

Coach: Roland Wharton, 1st year. Education: State College, Penn State. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 14-1, 19-8.

Savvy seven: Joe Reid, 6-6, F-C; Antoine Bland, 6-4, F; Tyree Smith, 6-5, G-F; Andrew Moye, 6-1, G; Isaiah Cupit, 6-foot, G; Bruce Harper, 6-1, G; Davon Gaskins, 6-4, F.

Wharton's comment: "Even with our young backcourt, we're expecting to make a legitimate run for our division."

THOMAS FITZSIMONS

Coach: Chris Monahan, 1st year. Education: Wood, Lehigh. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 8-7, 8-10.

Savvy seven: Jaleel Bond, 6-1, G; Kion Coats, 5-10, G; Chuck Collins, 6-2, F; Chris Dowdy, 5-8, G; Tyrell Johnson, 6-4, C; Andrew Reed, 5-10, G; Robert Scott, 6-5, C.

Monahan's comment: "Not sure how well we'll execute. Quite sure we'll play hard - very, very hard."

WEST PHILADELPHIA

Coach: Frank Steed, 2nd year; Education: University City, Kutztown. Career: 1-16.

Last year: 1-14, 1-16.

Savvy seven: Malcolm Flowers, 5-6, G; Tevin Bennett, 5-6, G; Lemiere Mitchell, 5-11, F; Keith West, 6-foot, F; Antwine Buck, 6-foot, F; Issa Muhammad, 6-2, F-C; Brandon Taylor, 6-foot, F.

Steed's comment: "We have a few ballplayers who can make us competitive."

WILLIAM PENN

Coach: Mike Schieber, 1st year. Education: Northeast, Temple. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 10-5, 10-11.

Savvy seven: Braheim Dixon, 6-3, F; Emmanuel Pittman, 6-2, G; Lawrence Inman, 5-10, G; Mark Blount, 6-4, F; John Adams, 6-9, C; Mike Grey, 5-9, G; Gillis Bolden, 6-3, F.

Schieber's comment: "Might be a rough start. Later, we'll be competitive and get to playoffs."

DIVISION C

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Coach: Larry Gainey, 8th year (also Parkway, 1999-2000); Education: Bartram, Delaware State. Career: 125-85; 112-66 at Franklin.

Last year: 13-2, 19-5.

Savvy seven: Melvin Dixon, 6-1, G-F; Kenny Bey-Brown, 5-11, G; Shawn Penn, 6-foot, G-F; Cardell Hellams, 6-5, F-C; Donnell "BooBoo" Jones, 6-3, F-C; Jeffery Giddings, 5-9, G; Darian Walker, 5-11, G-F.

Gainey's comment: "We're short, but fast."

COMMUNICATIONS TECH

Coach: Lou Biester, 4th year (also Bartram, 1990, last nine games of season; Bartram, 2000-05). Education: Bonner, Christian Brothers University (Tenn.). Career: 199-52; 75-15 at CT.

Last year: 14-1, 28-4.

Savvy seven: Antonio "Gee" Monroe, 6-foot, G; Chris Jones, 6-1, G; Shaquille Shannon, 6-1, G; Raheem Roher, 5-11, G; Virgil Pearson, 6-2, G-F; Hendrix Emu, 6-5, F; Sherman Blanford, 6-4, F.

Biester's comment: "We WILL be competitive."

DELAWARE VALLEY CHARTER

Coach: Tye Taylor, 2nd year (also American Christian, 2001-03); Education: Wilmington (Del.), Texas A&M. Career: 54-33; 10-14 at Del-Val.

Last year: 7-3, 10-14.

Savvy seven: Dain "DJ" Suber, 5-9, G; Khalil Meadows, 5-10, G; Christian McNeely, 6-1, G; Rasheen Dorn, 6-2, F; Jeremiah Mitchell, 6-2, F; Fred Ruff, 6-6, C; Kevin Mack, 6-2, G-F.

Taylor's comment: "With everyone on the same page, we should go pretty far."

ESPERANZA CHARTER

Coach: Terrance Hudson, 4th year. Education: Overbrook, Delaware State. Career: 8-39.

Last year: 0-9, 6-14.

Savvy seven: Andy Bousono, 5-3, G; Zakee Moody, 5-5, G; Elias Martinez, 6-foot, F; Brandon Abner, 6-2, F; David Martinez, 6-foot, F; Da'Quan Ballenger, 6-2, F; Parrish Baldwin, 6-4, C.

Hudson's comment: "Strong post game and shooting guard. Still lots of work to be done."

FREIRE CHARTER

Coach: Leon Shamsid-Deen, 1st year. Education: Dobbins, Penn. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 8-2, 16-7.

Savvy seven: Octavious Booker, 6-6, F; Earl Brown, 6-7, F-C; Abraham Bah, 6-5, F; Shykee Brooks, 5-10, G; Jabril Thomas, 6-2, G; Ameen Rorie, 6-1, G-F; Tyriq Riddick, 6-foot, G.

Shamsid-Deen's comment: "It'll be hard moving up to Class AA, but we hope to piggy-back off last year's success."

HOPE CHARTER

Coach: Gary Hines, 5th year. Education: King, Johnson C. Smith (N.C.). Career: 50-31.

Last year: 5-5, 11-8.

Savvy seven: Steven Holland, 6-4, F-C; Kenya Jamison, 6-6, C; Anthony Betts, 6-3, F; Anthony Lewis, 6-3, G; Justin McCoy, 5-11, G; Emanuel Caldwell, 6-foot, G; Kyree Robinson, 6-4, F.

Hines' comment: "My student-athletes have worked hard on and off the court. Ready to produce both places this season."

IMHOTEP CHARTER

Coach: Andre Noble, 5th year. Education: Boston Latin (Mass.), Lincoln. Career: 77-28.

Last year: 10-0, 27-4.

Savvy seven: Parrish Grant, 6-2, G; Will Adams, 6-4, G; Sam Prescott, 6-3, G; Ivory Wells, 6-4, F; Kenny Battle, 6-2, G; Erik Copes, 6-8, C; David Appolon, 6-3, G.

Noble's comment: "Much potential. Just have to work hard daily."

MARIANA BRACETTI CHARTER

Coach: Kyle Epps, 4th year (2nd in PL); Education: Scotch Plains (N.J.), Lincoln. Career: 33-20, 16-7 in PL.

Last year: 9-1, 16-7.

Savvy seven: John Leftwich, 6-foot, G; Rasheed Spencer, 6-4, F; Curt Thomas, 6-3, F; Jesus Castro, 6-foot, G; Jamal Gregory, 6-foot, G; Darrell Ockimey, 6-1, G; Andrew Saunders, 6-3, F.

Epps' comment: "Hard work pays off."

PARKWAY

Coach: Pete Canale, 1st year. Education: Radnor, West Chester. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 6-4, 9-13.

Savvy seven: Terrell McClure, 6-4, F-C; Michael St. John, 6-2, G-F; Kyle McNair, 6-3, F; Corey Blake, 6-foot, G; Mike Bighum, 5-11, G; Mamador Diakite, 6-4, F-C; Nadir Stokes, 5-10, G.

Canale's comment: "Though small and inexperienced, we have the potential to compete and get better."

PREP CHARTER

Coach: Dan Brinkley, 5th year. Education: Dobbins, Lincoln. Career: 94-22.

Last year: 9-1, 17-7.

Savvy seven: Ferg Myrick, 6-6, F; Tyree "Chuck" Harris, 6-8, F; Ameen Tanksley, 6-5, G; Shaquille Duncan, 6-9, C; Zaahid Holloman, 6-2, G; Kyle Stanton-Overton, 6-3, F; Matt Hankerson, 6-3, F.

Brinkley's comment: "The humble pie we ate last year wasn't very tasty. This year we should be back to eating pretzels!"

ROBERT LAMBERTON

Coach: Sam Jacobs, 3rd year (also Philadelphia Regional, 1996; Overbrook, 2003-06). Education: Roosevelt (Brooklyn, N.Y.), East Stroudsburg. Career: 49-81, 7-22 at Lamberton.

Last year: 3-7, 4-10.

Savvy seven: Jabril Brown, 6-foot, G; John Allen, 5-10, G; Shevin Comer, 6-2, F-C; Jean-Pierre Forte, 5-9, G; Dana Taylor, 6-5, C; Carlos Terry, 6-2, F; Kirk Wright, 6-foot, G.

Jacobs' comment: "It's a year in transition."

ROBERT VAUX

Coach: Vic Otarola, 2nd year; Education: Newton (Queens, N.Y.), Hunter (N.Y.). Career: 10-7.

Last year: 7-3, 10-7.

Savvy seven:Zafir Williams, 6-foot, G; Marcus Ferrell, 6-foot, G; Lance Frederick, 6-2, F; Adam Butler, 6-2, F; Josh Mitchell, 6-4, C; Jeremy Henderson, 6-foot, F; Jahson Carrington, 6-foot, F.

Otarola's comment: "A lot of new faces. Hoping for veteran leadership to show them the way."

STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS

Coach: Joe Gifford, 1st year. Education: W. Catholic, Temple. Career: 0-0.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Eric Jackson, 5-9, G; Will Petroski, 5-9, G; Dan Neisser, 6-2, F; Shawn Baldwin, 6-2, F; Alfred Beauchamp, 6-foot, F; John Gordon, 5-10, G; Shahiyd Bullock, 5-7, G.

Gifford's comment: "We'll have some growing pains, but expect to be competitive as time goes on."

STRAWBERRY MANSION

Coach: Gerald Hendricks, 27th year. Education: Gratz, Savannah State (Ga.). Career: 379-220.

Last year: 10-0, 23-6.

Savvy seven: Darren Lawrence, 6-1, G; Marcus Grimes, 5-11, G; Lawrence Elliott, 6-4, F; Marcus "Worm" Johnson, 6-1, G-F; Devin Williams, 5-10, G; Tarique Wilson, 6-3, F; Bilal Kelley, 6-9, C.

Hendricks' comment: "I hope this season will be as good or better than last year."

WILLIAM SAYRE

Coach: Eric Hooks, 2nd year. Education: Central, Temple. Career: 5-15.

Last year: 4-11, 5-15.

Savvy seven: Ramair "Juice" Garner, 6-foot, G; Donte Goodman, 5-11, G; Marquis Henson, 6-2, F; Deione "Dex" Lathem, 6-6, F; Shawn Washington, 6-6, F-C; Nikoli Norman, 6-6, F-C; Joe Reavis, 6-2, F.

Hooks' comment: "With two-thirds of our players being seniors, we're hoping to do better."

DIVISION D

A. PHILIP RANDOLPH

Coach: Michael Moore, 1st year. Education: Dobbins, Temple (current student). Career: 0-0.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Amir Stringfield, 5-9, G; Darryl "Jeezy" Clark, 6-foot, C; Brian Sheed, 5-10, F; Brandon Briggs, 5-8, G; Darnell Douglas, 5-10, F; Marcus Hanton, 6-3, F-C; Samir Hill, 5-7, G.

Moore's comment: "Our goal is to build a solid foundation . . . The Raptors are ready to strut their stuff."

BOYS' LATIN

Coach: Maurice Watson, 1st year. Education: West Phila. Career: 0-0.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Maurice Watson Jr., 5-9, G; Wafeeq Jamal, 5-8, G; Therence Brown, 5-8, G; Javon Warren, 5-9, G; Carlos Taylor, 6-2, F; Zachariyah Ruffin, 6-5, F; Kwalil Coleman-Jones, 6-3, F.

Watson's comment: "We just want to play ball. The games will tell the story."

CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Coach: John Dunphy, 4th year. Education: West Catholic, Temple. Career: 2-45.

Last year: 0-10, 1-14.

Savvy seven: Matt Powers, 6-1, G; Nick Emanuel, 5-10, G; Dubbiel Sowell, 6-foot, F; Melvin Blake, 5-10, G; Jony Rondon, 6-foot, F; Trent Tolbert, 5-10, G; Don Hunt, 6-2, F.

Dunphy's comment: "We're young and ready for a challenge."

FUTURE

Coach: Don Stockton, 1st year. Education: Dougherty, Gannon. Career: 0-0.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Teron Brown, 6-1, G-F; Harrison Johnson, 6-4, F; Aaron Yates, 5-8, G; Isaiah Pierce, 6-foot, G; Saadiq Berry, 6-2, G; David Rogers, 6-4, C; Elijah Bradley, 6-5, F-C.

Stockton's comment: "Let's kick the tires and start the fires. We're prepared, but are we ready?"

GIRARD ACADEMIC MUSIC PROGRAM

Coach: Art Kratchman, 22nd year (19th in PL). Education: Central, Temple. Career: 111-362; 97-340 in PL.

Last year: 3-7, 8-16.

Savvy seven: LaRon Byrd, 6-foot, G; Larry Lambert, 5-4, G; Carl Guignard, 6-1, F; Ron Malandro, 5-10, G; Jamal Jenkins, 6-foot, F; Clayton Graves, 5-8, G; Robert Jenkins, 6-3, C.

Kratchman's comment: "Although we do have one of the league's top players [Byrd], three of our Top 7 are hurt, so we'll see."

JULIA MASTERMAN

Coach: John Gannon, 18th year (16th in PL). Education: Neumann, Penn State. Career: 148-168 (not in PL in '94; 3-3 record).

Last year: 4-6, 7-13.

Savvy seven: Germel Ford, 6-2, F; Jordan Gifford, 5-10, G; Bryan Stevenson, 6-foot, G; Sam Jung, 5-10, G; Keenan Marshall, 5-11, G; Luis Padilla, 5-11, G; John Carney, 6-4, C.

Gannon's comment: "Senior-driven team. We'll go as far as they take us."

MASTERY CHARTER NORTH

Coach: Ron Brown, 1st year. Education: Mastbaum, Delaware State. Career: 0-0.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Khalik Long, 6-1, G-F; William Wingate, 6-1, G-F; Mark Dawson, 6-4, C; Aaron Johnson, 5-9, G; David Wright, 6-foot, G-F; Darren Johnson, 5-9, G; Rahfik Slaughter, 5-11, G-F.

Brown's comment: "We are a young team that is learning to play the game."

MATH, CIVICS & SCIENCES CHARTER

Coach: Danny Jackson, 3rd year. Education: MC&S, Saint Joseph's. Career: 31-24.

Last year: 6-4, 19-11.

Savvy seven: Jose Ortiz, 6-3, G; Zaahir Smith, 6-1, G; Ramone Williams, 5-11, G; Jeffrey Lord, 6-7, F; Andre Thomas, 6-6, F; Khalif Deane, 5-11, G; Tahir Royster, 6-foot, G.

Jackson's comment: "Looking to finish what we started . . . "

NEW MEDIA CHARTER

Coach: Al Greene, 2nd year. Education: Milton Hershey, Pitt. Career: 5-12.

Last year: 3-7, 5-12.

Savvy seven: Shawon Tennessee, 5-8, G; Isiah Clark, 5-11, G; Bryton Hawthorne, 6-2, G; Harold Gordon, 6-4, F; Greg Bush, 6-7, C; Rich Matthews, 6-2, F; Melvin Brown, 6-2, F.

Greene's comment: "Very inexperienced, but I like our athleticism. Will finish stronger than we start."

PALUMBO

Coach: Steve Gittleman, 1st year (also Akiba Hebrew, 1983-90; Lincoln 1995-2008). Education: Olney, Southern Mississippi. Career: Unavailable; 146-154 at Lincoln.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Vincent Christopher, 5-11, G; Maurice Harris, 5-11, F; Von Howard, 5-7, G; Tyreek Rockmore, 5-10, G; Mike Sawan, 6-foot, G; Devin Uqdah, 6-4, C; Michael Pittman, 5-7, G.

Gittleman's comment: "Very young and inexperienced. Patience will determine how far we go."

PHILA. ACADEMY CHARTER

Coach: David Brown, 1st year. Education: Gov. Mifflin (Pa.), East Stroudsburg. Career: 0-0.

Last year: 0-10, 1-14.

Savvy seven: Robert Baughman, 6-1, F; Allan Dempster, 6-6, C; Devon Shorter, 5-9, G; Jerome Maynard, 6-2, G-F; Vince Markey, 6-1, G-F; Eric Ortiz, 5-6, G; Kesley Parker, 6-3, F.

Brown's comment: "Young team. Looking to build through tough defense and strong rebounding."

PAUL ROBESON

Coach: Rob Powlen, 4th year; Education: Crefield, Philadelphia Textile. Career: 29-39.

Last year: 6-4, 12-10.

Savvy seven: Dom Owens, 6-2, F; Jay Harris, 5-8, G; Xavier Brown, 5-10, G; Jamair Williams, 5-9, G; Marquise Richards, 5-10, G; Halim Lindsey, 6-foot, G; Marquis Pollard, 6-4, C.

Powlen's comment: "Happy about dedication, guards, report cards. Concerned about lack of height."

SCIENCE LEADERSHIP

Coach: Matt Kay, 1st year. Education: Saul, West Chester. Career: 0-0.

Last year: not in league.

Savvy seven: Naadir Ginyard, 5-10, G; Deron Joe, 5-9, G; Kenney Paul, 6-1, F; Mustafa Idriss, 6-2, F; Jefferson Cauvin, 6-2, F; Jordan Young, 5-8, G; Tajh Jenkins, 5-8, G.

Kay's comment: "The Rockets look to establish a winning tradition in their first varsity season."

W.B. SAUL

Coach: Paul Winters, 5th year. Education: Abington, Delaware. Career: 14-56.

Last year: 1-9, 5-14.

Savvy seven: Greg Becker, 5-9, G; Keith Brown, 5-8, G; Dom Randall, 6-foot, F; DeAndre Rhett, 5-9, G; Tyrell Smith, 5-5, G; Jamar Smith, 6-4, C; James Whitaker, 5-10, G.

Winters' comment: "The Razorbacks will go hog wild this year."

WILLIAM BODINE

Coach: Steve Kikendall, 5th year (also Franklin, 2000). Education: Liberty (N.Y.), Philadelphia Bible. Career: 59-54; 44-47 at Bodine.

Last year: 6-4, 13-13.

Savvy seven: Pendarvis Williams, 6-5, G; Anthony McQueen, 5-7, G; Eric Raleigh, 6-8, F-C; Nick Neal, 6-foot, G; Lamar Gary, 6-3, G-F; Tarran Prince, 6-3, G-F; Donte Green, 5-10, G.

Kikendall's comment: "Experienced seniors with a talented group of underclassmen. High expectations."

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS CHARTER

Coach: Kenyatta McKinney, 2nd year. Education: Gratz, Temple. Career: 7-13.

Last year: 4-6, 7-13.

Savvy seven: Markeith Mont, 6-4, G-F; Evan Herbert, 5-8, G; Damon Reid, 6-1, G; Cornell Samuels, 6-1, G; Keenan Alston, 6-5, F; Isiah Gilliam, 6-5, F; Shon Phillips, 6-1, G.

McKinney's comment: "Potential means nothing without hard work."