FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Jahseer Bronson, junior, Camden Catholic:

The 5-foot-9 guard will run the show for the multitalented Irish. He is a superb ball handler and penetrator who makes everyone around him a better player.

Will "The Thrill" Campbell, senior, Paul VI:

The 5-10 guard, who averaged 21.8 points per game last season, can drive, dish off, and hit the three-point shot. In short, he is one of South Jersey's most complete players.

Bobby Harris, junior, Eastern:

The 6-1 guard is a terrific scorer and a sound defensive player. He excelled in AAU ball in the summer, and some Olympic coaches call him the conference's best all-around player.

Tyler Hines, senior,

Timber Creek: The 6-7 forward is a dominating inside player who averaged 11.2 points per game last season. He improved his game immensely in the off-season.

Aaron Walton, junior, Camden:

The 6-4 forward is a model of consistency. He can post up and is a deadly three-point shooter. Walton averaged 15.6 points per game last season, and he and Garry Simmons should be one of the area's best scoring duos this season.

FIVE GAMES TO WATCH

Lenape at Camden Catholic, tonight, 7 p.m.

This is an inter-division matchup between two teams that will battle for their respective Olympic titles.

Cherokee at Paul VI, tonight, 7 p.m.

Two Olympic heavyweights meet here. Paul VI should make it much closer than last season, when it was trounced, 82-54.

Camden at Woodrow Wilson, Jan. 5, 1 p.m.

This always entertaining matchup is for the city's bragging rights.

Eastern at Cherokee,

Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Some coaches think Eastern is the cream of the Olympic American. Will the Vikings rise to the top?

Shawnee at Timber Creek, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Shawnee, led by three-point specialist Eric Kessler, is the defending Olympic Patriot champion. Timber Creek is capable of being the next champion.

SCOUTING REPORT

On Timber Creek's

Tyler Hines:

"He outworks everybody and is a great physical presence. Usually, when you're in transition, the big guy is the last one down the court, but he's the first."

- Eastern coach Joe Murphy