The Inquirer Preseason boys' TOP 10
PRESEASON BOYS' BASKETBALL
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