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