Chester certainly won't be able to replace all-American Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, but the Clippers remain the clear favorite in the Del-Val League.
Senior point guard Conrad Chambers is the team's top returning player, and he will be joined by newcomers Mahir Johnson, Tyrell Sturdivant, and Jahmir Bailey-Green.
All three players transferred this summer from Delaware high schools.
Johnson, a 6-foot-2 senior guard who transferred from Glasgow, is the son of late Clippers star Mike Johnson. Sturdivant, a 6-7 senior forward also from Glasgow, has committed to play basketball at Stony Brook. And Bailey-Green, a 6-2 sophomore guard who came over from Concord Christian Academy, averaged 17 points last season and is expected to come off the bench.
Penn Wood lost top scorers Tyree Bynum and Secean Johnson to graduation, and senior guard Gemil Holbrook transferred to Roman Catholic. The Patriots will look to replace that production with senior big men Naeem East and Amadou Kaba.
Academy Park finished just 2-6 last season in league play, but the Knights should be able to bounce back thanks to the sophomore duo of Ja'wan Collins and Travis Smith.
Both players were third-team all-league selections last season.
Collins, a point guard, is speedy with a good dribble and great court vision. Smith, a shooting guard, is a solid defender with an accurate outside shot.
- Matt Breen