Four players expected to have big impacts
on their teams:
St. Augustine, senior, guard
It seems as if Morton has been around forever. He is a fourth-year starter with great driving ability and deep range. Morton averaged 24.3 points for the South Jersey Non-Public A finalists. He has scored 1,656 career points and has accepted a scholarship to Marist.
Cherry Hill East, senior, forward
A two-time Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey selection, Santo is Cherry Hill East's leading all-time scorer with 1,829 points. Last season, he averaged 27.9 points and 12.1 rebounds. More of an inside player his first three years, he will be playing more on the perimeter this season. Santo has accepted a scholarship to the University of Vermont.
Paul VI, senior, guard/forward
Poole missed much of last season with a hand injury, but he is among the top deep shooting threats in South Jersey. He was averaging 16 points per game before his injury and returned at less than 100 percent for the playoffs. At 6-5, he projects as a college shooting guard, one who can extend defenses with his three-point shooting range. Poole has accepted a scholarship to Siena.
Pitman, senior, guard
The 5-foot-8 Dickson is among the most exciting and best players in South Jersey. A fourth-year starter, Dickson averaged 20.8 points last season. With deep range and quickness, if defenders back off him, he can hit the three and has the ability to penetrate score or find his teammates. He should go over the 2,000-point total this season. Dickson also went out for soccer this year and helped the Panthers win the South Jersey Group 1 title. A Chestnut Hill College recruit, Dickson has scored 1,608 career points.
- Marc Narducci