The Inquirer TOP 10


Team   2008-09 Record

1. Cherokee    20-6

All-conference point guard Willis Nicholson is among nine seniors on this veteran team.

2. Camden Catholic    23-6

The Irish return four starters from the Olympic National champs.

3. Paul VI   17-9

Emerging point guard Ron Curry is among four returning starters.

4. Washington Township   21-10

Four starters return led by 6-foot-10 La Salle recruit Matt Lopez.

5. Pennsauken    10-15

Former Trenton Catholic forward Frank Smalls is among three key new transfers.

6. Winslow Township    14-12

Defending Olympic Patriot champs will rely on 6-6 bookends Shawn Valentine and Mike Simpson.

7. Willingboro    19-9

Four starters return for last season's South Jersey Group 2 finalist.

8. Lenape    24-9

Last season's No. 1 was hit hard by graduation but will remain competitive.

9. Middle Township    20-6

The Panthers could be the Cape Atlantic League's best team.

10. Kingsway   24-7

Point guard Rondell Gilmore, a key transfer from Delaware and a 20-0 junior varsity keep the SJ Group 3 champs competitive.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Collingswood (16-11), Egg Harbor Township (6-18), Holy Spirit (27-3), St. Augustine (21-7), Shawnee (17-11), Woodbury (26-4).

- Marc Narducci