FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
Nevin Potts, senior, Clearview:
He won't blow you away with his scoring, but this 5-foot-8 point averaged over six steals and just under seven assists as a junior.
Collin Whipple, senior, Williamstown:
A 6-foot, four-year starter, he averaged 11.6 points and four assists at the point for the Braves.
Mike Calzonetti, senior, Gloucester Catholic:
the Rams' starting quarterback on the gridiron will try to engineer another run to the basketball sectional title game.
Ray Sanders, senior, Clayton:
This 5-11 guard is coming off a strong season in which he averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 steals.
Derrick Parsley, junior, Salem:
This 6-6 center should be one of the most dominant players in the Tri-Co. With 17.4 points and nine boards as a sophomore, he could average a double-double this season.
FIVE GAMES TO WATCH
Deptford vs. Williamstown, Dec. 18 at Deptford,
Jan. 25 at Williamstown
The kings of the Royal should have two matchups to remember - again - this season.
at Deptford, Feb. 19
The Royal and Diamond favorites gear it up in a late-season contest.
Salem vs. Clayton,
Jan. 15 at Salem,
Feb. 14 at Clayton
The Rams' biggest challenge to the Classic crown could come in these two games.
Penns Grove vs. Schalick, Jan. 3 at Penns Grove,
Jan. 31 at Schalick
Here are must-win games for both of these teams, if they hope to challenge Gloucester Catholic for the Diamond crown.
Tri-County/Colonial Challenge, Feb. 9-10
The second year of this event brings together a weekend of great games to benefit scholarships.
On Deptford forward
"He's actually a space-eater. He's a big body. He's a tall kid, but a muscular kid. So when he gets on the low block, he gives us problems. If he's in the low block, we probably wouldn't play behind him. We'd try to front him, and maybe try to get his teammates to lob the ball in. If we did play behind him, though, every time he touched the ball, we'd double down and try to make him kick it back out. We'd make somebody else hurt us. . . . He's one of their best three-point shooters, too, so you have to try to deny him the ball. You can't forget about him, or he can hurt you on the perimeter."