Coach: Walter Burroughs, third season.

Last season's record: 4-19 overall, 4-12 SMAC.

Returning starters: G-F Kelvin Henry, 6-3, Jr.; F Eric Wood, 6-2, Sr.; F Joe Young, 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: The Chargers went through some growing pains a year ago, but should benefit from a solid group of returning players and several transfers. Newcomers Marcus Briscoe (from McDonough), Bikeo Gray (Westlake) and Neal Robertson (McLean, Va.) will look to blend with the returners, who are led by Wood's 13.3 points per game. Wood was the only Charger to average double figures a year ago. Senior G Drew Howell, who broke his wrist in his first start last season, also is back.

Coach's comment: "The truth is our freshman and JV teams are taller than varsity. We've got a lot of big, young guys coming in, but they're just not ready yet. So we'll go with a quick, athletic team. We'll have to have a lot of pressure on the ball, and then take care of it on our end. Coaches say it all the time, but this is the kind of team where we really will need all five guys diving after loose balls and getting in there to fight for rebounds because we lack the height of so many other teams."

ROSTER

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Class

F

Michael Betruran

5-0

Jr.

F

Marcus Briscoe

6-3

Jr.

G

Devon Gaddy

5-10

Sr.

G

Bikeo Gray

5-10

Jr.

G-F

Kelvin Henry

6-3

Jr.

G

Thaddeus Hicks

5-10

Sr.

G

Drew Howells

6-1

Sr.

F

Aaron March

6-2

Jr.

F

Joe Meade

6-1

Sr.

G

Cameron Neal

5-7

Jr.

G

Neal Robertson

5-9

Jr.

G

Damien Shorter

5-9

Jr.

F

Eric Wood

6-2

Sr.

F

Joe Young

6-1

Sr.