Basketball preview: MIAA/Independent boys


Montrose Christian has a new coach and a revamped roster this fall but should still be one of the most talented teams in the area. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
December 4, 2013

Top players

G Allonzo Trier, Montrose Christian, 6-5, Jr.

G Jourdan Grant, Spalding, 6-2, Sr.

G D’Ondre Stockman, Pallotti, 6-1, Sr.

Skinny

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in private school basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

For the first time in 14 years, Coach Stu Vetter will not roam the sidelines for Montrose Christian after he resigned last spring. At the helm now is Bryan Bartley, who will lead a new-look roster loaded with athleticism and talent. Highly touted junior guard Trier headlines the Mustangs with his ability to penetrate to the basket and knock down perimeter shots. Strengthening their inside-outside balance are Missouri transfers Raymond Doby and Patrick McGraw. . . . Pallotti won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Class B title last year but also has a new look with first-year Coach Dennis Murphy and the transfers of Tariq Owens and Marcquise Reed to other schools. Murphy expects to be led by Stockman whose shooting ability serves as the top perimeter threat for a team that lacks size but has plenty of speed. . . . Grant, a UMBC commit, leads Spalding as a combo guard with length, making him a tough player to defend.

AllMetSports.com Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

B.J. Koubaroulis, Chelsea Janes and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in Maryland basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

Boys: WCAC | IAC | MAC | Capital Beltway | PVAC

Girls: WCAC | ISL AA | ISL A | PVAC

Boys: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Girls: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

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