PRESEASON BOYS' BASKETBALL

Team W-L

1. St. Augustine 22-7

The Hermits have a top inside-outside combination of 6-foot-6 Charlie Monaghan (14.4 ppg.) and 5-9 Isaiah Morton (24.3).

2. Rancocas Valley 19-6

A key for the season will be how well Elijah Burley (13 ppg.) recovers from a wrist injury.

3. Shawnee 20-10

Matt Chiusano, a 6-7 senior, keys the inside game.

4. Paul VI 16-11

Siena recruit Rob Poole leads a group of eight returning letter-winners.

5. Bishop Eustace 21-6

Point guard Carson Puriefoy is part of the best junior class in South Jersey.

6. Middle Township 16-10

After an injury-plagued season, the Panthers are ready to contend in Group 2.

7. Atlantic City 19-9

The Vikings have some top young talent, led by 6-7 sophomore Jaleem Montague.

8. Cherry Hill East 19-8

Junior Jake Gurkin, a 6-6 forward, is among four returning starters.

9. Kingsway 27-3

Football quarterback Rondell Gilmore (15.3 ppg.) is among three starters returning from the two-time defending S.J. Group 3 champions.

10. Eastern 7-16

The Vikings could be the most-improved team in South Jersey.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Collingswood (26-4), Haddonfield (12-13), Lenape (18-7).

- Marc Narducci

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