Team 2007-08 Record

1. Camden Catholic 24-5

Four starters return from last year's South Jersey Non-Public A champions. They will likely be led junior forward Tim Crawford.

2. Rancocas Valley 26-5

Last year's No. 1 team has a top backcourt of Kendall White and American University recruit Mike Bersch.

3. Atlantic City 20-9

The defending South Jersey Group 4 champions are deep and quick. They should be led by guard Umar Shannon, a St. Francis recruit.

4. St. Augustine 21-7

The Hermits return four starters and are led by super sophomore point guard Isiah Morton and his 16.6 points-per-game average.

5. Timber Creek 21-10

Three starters and six letter winters return from last year's South Jersey Group 3 title team, which is led by high-flying guard Montez Blair.

6. Cherokee 13-12

Senior Ronson Quick is among six returning letter winners from the Olympic American cochampions.

7. Holy Spirit 27-3

B.J. Bailey, a 6-foot-4 Boston University recruit, is among three returning starters from last year's South Jersey Non-Public A runnerup.

8. Lenape 14-12

Five starters and five additional lettermen return from last year's Olympic American cochampionship team.

9. Camden 14-9

South Jersey's leading scorer, Aaron Walton and his scoring average of 25.9 points per game, leads a young team. He could be the lone senior starter.

10. Shawnee 19-9

The Olympic Patriot cochamps were hit hard by graduation, but it's difficult to go against a team coached by Joe Kessler and career record of 466-119.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically):

Washington Township (14-12), Williamstown (21-6), Winslow Township (21-7).

- Marc Narducci