Basketball preview: Mid-Atlantic Conference


Seniors (L-R) Drake Goddard, Jalen Barnes, and Steffen Davis return to lead Maret’s MAC title defense. (Doug Kapustin/For The Washington Post)

Top Teams

Maret (24-4), Flint Hill (12-15) Potomac School (15-14)

Top Players

G Steffen Davis, Maret, 6-0, Sr.

G Jalen Barnes, Maret, 6-3, Sr.

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

G Britton Anderson, Flint Hill, 6-3, Sr.

G Logan Samuels, Potomac School, 6-2, Jr.

G Mickey Bell, Sidwell Friends, 6-4, So.

Skinny

Maret’s backcourt is loaded with experience with seniors with Davis, Barnes and Drake Goddard. The three have played together since their freshmen seasons and averaged a combined 23 points per game last winter. Their veteran presence makes the Frogs the favorite to repeat as MAC champions after they won the school’s first outright title last winter. . . . Sidwell, the MAC runner-up, lost its three leading scores from last season due to graduation, including First Team All-Met Josh Hart (Villanova), and all three averaged double figures for the Quakers. Sophomore Mickey Bell (7.2 ppg) will have to shoulder more of a scoring load this season, but after a productive summer with the DC Assault AAU team, he should be up to the task. . . . Flint Hill and Potomac School have a strong shot to challenge for a spot in the league championship game, and both squads have their five leading scorers returning. A major cog in the Huskies’ attack will be Anderson, a first-team all-MAC guard who averaged 11.4 points per game last season.

AllMetSports.com Basketball Preview

B.J. Koubaroulis and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in D.C. basketball. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

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