Bishop McNamara: The Mustangs finished this season 15-13, but Coach Kevin Sutton could have one of the area's best back courts with the return of junior Bryan Hodges (6.9 points per game) and freshman Tywon Lawson (team-best 12.2 points), who was named second-team all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
Eleanor Roosevelt: The Raiders finished 10-15, losing in the 4A South Region final to eventual state champion Oxon Hill. Seven of the Raiders' top eight scorers should return next season, led by junior guard Carl Campbell (15.4 points).
Gwynn Park: The Yellow Jackets finished a respectable 18-6 this season, which included three losses to 3A champion Friendly and a loss to 2A finalist Central. But Gwynn Park did have eight sophomores on its roster this season, with seven of them playing in a season-ending loss to Friendly in the 3A East Region quarterfinals.
C.H. Flowers: At 11-9, the Jaguars posted a winning record in just their second season of varsity basketball. They will have to replace only one player -- leading scorer Krystal Slade (12.3) -- and will have 12 returning players, five of whom averaged at least five points per game.
Eleanor Roosevelt: The Raiders finished 15-5 this season and could be the team to beat in the Prince George's 4A League next season. Eleanor Roosevelt lost to Oxon Hill in the 4A South Region semifinals on a last-second three-pointer. The Raiders will have four returning starters, led by sophomore guard Kairsten Nunn (11.9).
Forestville: After a 17-6 season that ended with a loss to eventual champion Dunbar of Baltimore in the 1A South Region final, four of Forestville's top five scorers, led by sophomore guard Yolanda Lavender (20.2) and junior guard Felicia Terrell (13.0), will be back.
-- Jon Gallo