Coach: Glenn Larnerd, 17th season.

Last season's record: 7-18 overall, 4-12 SMAC.

Returning starters: F Ricky Collins, 6-1, Sr.; G-F Andre Young, 6-0, Sr.

Outlook: As the season wears on, this could be a team to watch. The Raiders aren't likely to overwhelm anyone, but they return five players with varsity experience and as a group have improved in every aspect of the game. Collins is the team's leading returning scorer and rebounder, averaging 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game a year ago. Junior Josh Bhattacharya, who emerged this football season as one the Washington area's top passing threats, has recovered from the broken collar bone that ended his football season and has been cleared to practice.

Coach's comment: "I'm optimistic that we'll be a much better team than we were last year. Everything has to come together just like anything else, the team has to come together and jell, but I think we'll be able to compete with most teams. We're much bigger, overall, than a year ago."

ROSTER

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Class

F

William Barnes

6-1

Jr.

G

Gary Bell

5-10

Jr.

F

Josh Bhattacharya

6-3

Jr.

F

Ricky Collins

6-1

Sr.

F

Nkemdiche Elele

6-4

Soph.

G

Jason Estep

5-10

Sr.

G

Justin Jackson

6-0

Jr.

G-F

Cory Jones

6-1

Jr.

G-F

Craig Pulliam

6-1

Jr.

G

Kevin Pulliam

5-10

Sr.

F

Flynn Stachowski

6-3

Jr.

G

Blaine Summers

5-11

Jr.

G-F

Andre Young

6-0

Sr.