2011-12 High School basketball preview

Basketball preview: Virginia boys’ others

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Washington Post recruiting expert Josh Barr and host B.J. Koubaroulis preview the upcoming boys’ basketball season.

Washington Post recruiting expert Josh Barr and host B.J. Koubaroulis preview the upcoming boys’ basketball season.

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Top players

G Jeremy Stewart, George Mason, 6-0, Sr.

G-F Philippe Griffiths, George Mason, 6-1, Sr.

F Nate Ogle, George Mason, 6-3, Sr.

F Josh Leonard, Kettle Run, 6-3, Sr.

Skinny

Kettle Run might take some time to jell as its football team advanced deep to the state tournament, preventing a full roster from coming together. The Cougars will lean on three-year varsity players Leonard and Elias Brice, a 6-6 forward, to provide leadership.. . . George Mason won the district and region titles last year and brings back its top four scorers. The Mustangs must look to replace the inside presence of graduated 6-4 F-C Brandon Alexander. Stewart (12 ppg), Griffiths (10 ppg) and Ogle (9 ppg) along with Noel Obusan (7.7 ppg) provide a solid core to repeat, however. . . .

Manassas Park graduated just two of its top six scorers from last season but lost leading scorer Dylan Gaither, who transferred to Highland.. . . Gaither and sophomore guard Logan Miller, a transfer from Osbourn Park who scored 16 points in the season opener, will lead Highland.

 
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