The Inquirer Preseason boys' TOP 10

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