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Basketball preview: AAA National District boys

By Brandon Parker,

Top teams

Edison (19-10); Wakefield (13-11); Yorktown (14-12)

Top players

G Chief Amoah, Edison, 5-9, Jr.

G/F Marcus Brumsey, Edison, 6-1, Jr.

F/C Jonah Sens, Washington-Lee, 6-5, Jr.

F Nick Yore, Yorktown, 6-4, Sr.

G Khory Moore, Wakefield, 6-1, Sr.

Skinny

The backcourt of juniors Amoah and Brumsey make Edison a strong contender within the district. The Eagles’ mettle will be tested early with matchups against Gar-Field, T.C. Williams and Yorktown to start the schedule.

Wakefield has one player with varsity experience but he’s a stout one in Moore, who can take over a game with his scoring ability. Coach Tony Bentley also likes the potential of Ermias Nega, who tallied 24 points and 13 rebounds in a season-opening win against Fairfax. . . . Yorktown’s stingy zone defense and wealth of size in the 6-4, 202-pound Yore and 6-2 guard Zack Escherick make the Patriots a team to watch. ... Sens provides a strong post presence for a Washington-Lee squad that returns three of its top four scorers from a year ago. ... Shawney Loveitt (13.4 points) returns to lead Mount Vernon, which knocked off West Potomac in its season opener for the first time since 2009.

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