CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY
Coach: Bill Dooley, third year (also Germantown Friends, 2006-07); Education: Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.), Richmond. Career: 59-37, 37-14 at CHA.
Last year: 7-3, 15-8.
Savvy seven: Todd Cramer, 6-4, F; Pat Connaghan, 6-4, G-F; Andrew Kraft, 6-2, F; Billy Dooley, 6-4, G-F; Malik Garner, 6-5, F; Luke Mulvaney, 6-2, G; Robert Fink, 6-foot, G.
Dooley's comment: "Combination of veterans and relative newcomers. Our success will depend on how we come together on both ends of the floor, and what kind of chemistry develops."
Coach: Dan Dougherty, 10th year (also St. Pius X, 1959-61; Malvern, 1962-66; Penncrest, 1976; Episcopal, 1977-97). Education: St. Joseph's Prep, Saint Joseph's. Career: 667-308; 535-240 at Episcopal.
Last year: 2-8, 10-14.
Savvy seven: Isaiah Baker, 6-7, C; Allen Heggs, 6-5, F; Dan Mengel, 6-1, G; DC Gaitley, 6-1, G; Taylor Wright, 6-4, G; Brian Taylor, 5-11, G; Brian Metzler, 6-3, F.
Dougherty's comment: "We're basically playing with last year's JV team."
Coach: Jim Fenerty, 21st year (also Egan, 1982-89). Education: Dougherty, LaSalle. Career: 450-294; 389-156 at GA.
Last year: 9-1, 24-6.
Savvy seven: Cameron Ayers, 6-5, G; Austin Curry, 6-foot, G; Beau Jones, 6-4, G; Jimmy Hammer, 6-2, G; Jake Beil, 6-3, F; Noah Kennedy, 5-10, F; Greg Guers, 6-3, F.
Fenerty's comment: "If you are going to graduate six of your top eight, there can be none better than Ayers and Curry to try and keep things going in the right direction."
Coach: Steve Cloran, seventh year (also Marple-Newtown, 2001-03). Education: O'Hara, St. Francis (Pa.). Career: 84-145; 67-89 at Haverford School.
Last year: 2-8, 14-13.
Savvy seven: AJ Jones, 6-2, G-F; Brendan Purcell, 5-10, G; Andrew Acker, 6-6, F; Conor Kelly, 6-2, G-F; Zach Thomas, 5-11, G; RaShaan Hollman, 5-11, G; Semaj Reed, 6-5, F.
Cloran's comment: "With our lone senior, AJ Jones, leading the way, we hope to be playing sound, consistent basketball come Jan. 9."
Coach: Jim Rullo, fourth year. Education: Malvern, Drexel. Career: 56-30.
Last year: 7-3, 22-9.
Savvy seven: Ryan Creighton, 5-11, G; Lamon Church, 6-4, G-F; DeQuann Walker, 6-3, F; Tracy Peal, 6-5, C; Brendan Kilpatrick, 6-4, F; Mike Dougherty, 6-4, F; Kevin Rafferty, 6-8, C.
Rullo's comment: "A fun group of kids. We are hoping our tough nonleague contests will prepare us for the extremely competitive Inter-Ac games."
Coach: Jim "Flipper" Phillips, ninth year (missed '09 on sabbatical). Education: Penn Charter, LaSalle. Career: 119-100.
Last year: 3-7, 9-17.
Savvy seven: Tom Noonan, 6-7, F-C; Mick Foley, 6-3, F; Jake Richards, 6-4, F; Michael L. Brown, 6-2, G; John Moderski, 5-9, G; Nick Lamb, 5-9, G; John Loughery, 6-5, F.
Phillips' comment: "We have a great group of young men working together as a team and getting better day by day."