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St. John's, 6-1, Sr.
Georgetown recruit drained 73 three-pointers last season and has the speed to break down opponents off the dribble.
O'Connell, 6-3, Sr.
Maryland signee averaged 20.8 points in earning All-Met honors as a junior and leading the Knights to the WCAC title.
Potomac (Md.), 6-4, Sr.
As one of the area's purest scorers, Maryland signee averaged 16.9 points to lead the Wolverines to the Maryland 3A title game.
Paul VI, 6-8, Jr.
Blessed with a soft outside touch and strength inside, Georgetown commit averaged 12.8 points, 9.3 boards last year.
Riverdale Baptist, 6-10, Sr.
Louisville signee's length makes him a strong shot blocker and efficient rebounder who will prove vital for Crusaders' title hopes.
Gonzaga, 6-2, Jr.
Highly-touted guard has great court vision and will serve as Eagles' leader after graduation of Kris Jenkins (Villanova).
Sidwell Friends, 6-4, Sr.
La Salle recruit established himself as DCIAA's top PG last season, averaging 9.8 points to lead Rough Riders to 26 wins.
Montrose Christian, 6-3, Jr.
Scouts have long raved about Trier's game and his stock should continue to rise as he leads the new-look Mustangs this season.
Paul VI, 6-5, Sr.
Miami signee is one of several capable scorers and returning starters on a Cadets squad WCAC with title hopes.
Paul VI, 6-7, Sr.
Following a breakout junior season, the UNC-Greensboro recruit returns to serve as the Panthers' dominant force on the interior.
On the bubble
Back court: Chief Amoah, Edison, Sr.; Britton Anderson, Flint Hill, Sr.; Darian Anderson, St. John's, Sr.; Kenneth Beckham, Dunbar, Sr.; Trevor Blondin, Battlefield, Sr.; Eric Bowles, W.T. Woodson, Jr.; Randall Broddie, Potomac (Md.), Soph.; Juan Brown, Annapolis, Sr.; Stephen Brown, Christ Chapel, Sr.; Zach Coffman, Heritage, Sr.; Anthony Cowan, St. John's, Soph.; Jon Davis, Clinton Christian, Sr.; Steffen Davis, Maret, Sr.; Ochae Dejeane, North Point, Sr.; Kevin Dorsey, Paul VI, Sr.; Jamison Glover, Battlefield, Sr.; Drake Goddard, Maret, Jr.; Jamal Gregory, Coolidge, Sr.; Byron Hawkins, Clinton Christian, Sr.; Randy Haynes, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Corey Henson, DeMatha, Sr.; Dorian Johnson, Herndon, Sr.; Brandon Kamga, South Lakes, Jr.; Jamaal King, O'Connell, Jr.; Christian Lutete, McKinley Tech, Sr.; Greg Malinowski, Episcopal, Sr.; Corey Martin, North County, Sr.; Daniel Noe, Bishop Ireton, Sr.; Marcquise Reed, Capitol Christian, Sr.; Joshua Reaves, Paul VI, Sr.; A.J. Robinson Potomac Falls, Jr.; Andrew Robinson, Springbrook, Sr.; Russell Sangster, Bullis, Sr.; Tristan Thompson, Cesar Chavez, Sr.
Front court: Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof, Gonzaga, Sr.; Wanya Allen, Potomac Falls, Jr.; Mickey Bell, Sidwell Friends, Soph.; Darian Bryant, St. John's, Sr.; Leroy Butts, Clinton Christian, Sr.; Chris Craft, Westlake,, Sr.; Jibreel Faulkner, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.; Collin Goss, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Jr.; Will Gregorits, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Cameron Gregory, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Joe Hampton, DeMatha, Soph.; Jordan Lamberth, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Sam Miller, Gonzaga, Jr.; Mike Morsell, St. John's, Sr.; Mamadou Ndiaye, Oakland Mills, Jr.; Trey Porter, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Kyle Reilly, Reservoir, Sr.; Clint Robinson, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Paul Rowley, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Dominique Tham, Wakefield, Jr.; Charlie Thomas, River Hill, Jr.; Micah Till, Wise, Sr.; Andre Walker, Bullis, Sr.