Basketball preview: AAA Commonwealth District boys

December 7, 2011

Top teams

Brooke Point (20-6), North Stafford (11-11), Mountain View (14-11)

Top players

G Cee’s Carter, Brooke Point, 5-9, Jr.

G Mario Gills, Brooke Point, 6-0, Jr.

G Dada Harris, Stafford, 6-2, Jr.

G TJ Jones, North Stafford, 6-0, Sr.

G/F Joe Wilson, Mountain View, 6-1, Jr.

Skinny

Jones last season was a coaches’ all-state choice at Nation Ford High in South Carolina, where he averaged 19.7 ppg.. . . Brooke Point returns four starters off the team that lost 65-60 to Potomac in the Northwest Region semifinals, falling short of the program’s first state tournament berth. The Black-Hawks will play in tournaments in Ohio and South Carolina.. . . Former Mountain View assistant Jason John takes over at Colonial Forge, which returns only four players from last season. Eagles freshman G Marco Haskins scored 32 of his team’s 54 points in the season opener.. . .

Six-foot-6 senior C Alex Tharpe transferred to Brooke Point from Orange, a team now in the nine-team Commonwealth.. . . Danny Tryon takes over at Stafford, which beat Mountain View in the district championship last year. Texas transfer AJ West will start at point guard for the Indians, complementing a team with three 6-foot-5 players.

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