THUMBNAILS

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."

EPISCOPAL ACADEMY

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."

GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

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."

HAVERFORD SCHOOL

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."

MALVERN PREP

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."

PENN CHARTER

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."