Blair Burnett, Wilde Lake, Jr.: Forward averaged 11.4 points and six rebounds and will be counted on to replace Brandon Young, last year's leading scorer.
Kevin Gibson, Oakland Mills, Sr.: Moves to power forward after splitting time at guard and forward, where he averaged 8.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals to lead the Scorpions to the final of the 1A South Region tournament.
Chris Hahn, Howard, Sr.: Center should remain one of the league's best post players this winter after averaging 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds last year.
Cartrell Hodges, Hammond, Jr.: Guard is the team's top returning scorer, averaging 8.8 points last season.
Chris Moore, Howard, Sr.: Forward transferred from Centennial, where he guided the Eagles to the county title last year, averaging 16 points, 9.8 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Dennis Proctor, Mount Hebron, Sr.: Will see time at guard and forward for the second consecutive year; averaged 8.8 points last season.
Thomas Skomba, Chapelgate Christian, Sr.: Guard has gotten off to a hot start by scoring at least 25 points in each of the first four games for the Yellow Jackets, who entered the week 2-2.
Scott Swinson, Centennial, Sr.: Forward who averaged four points is the Eagles' lone returning starter from last year's team, which won its first county title since 2001.
Darryl Webb, Long Reach, Sr.: Forward averaged 14.6 points and 11.5 rebounds last season and is perhaps the county's top player this season. Long Reach has four starters back from a team that finished second in the league last season.
Evan Williams, Glenelg Country, Soph.: Guard had a sensational freshman year, averaging 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds to emerge as one of the top MIAA C Conference players.
-- JON GALLO