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Tri-Co backcourts are talent-rich

There is enough individual talent in the Tri-County Conference for two leagues, especially in the backcourt. Just about every Tri-Co team returns experienced guards, and several - notably Deptford's Sam Morris, Gloucester's Erin MacAdams and Salem's Shayla Llanos - can take over a game.

Wildwood, despite a small roster, should be strong in the Classic Division. Latifah McNeal is one of the best inside presences in South Jersey, and returning guard Shakiyrah Bishop should make a nice full-time transition to the point. The only question is how well it will all come together.

Although Williamstown, Gloucester Catholic and Wildwood are the preseason teams to beat, the individual talent dictates that anything can - and certainly will - happen.

- Geoff Dodd