Top teams

Stonewall Jackson (18-8); Battlefield (12-11); Patriot (8-15)

Top players

F-C Mustafa Ali, Stonewall Jackson, 6-2, Sr.

G Roman Hall, Battlefield, 6-2, Sr.

B.J. Koubaroulis and Brandon Parker preview some of the top players and programs in the DMV area to watch this basketball season. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

F Diandre Stubbs, Stonewall Jackson, 6-4, Jr.

G-F Terrell Walker, Battlefield, 6-4, Sr.

G J.R. Washington, Stonewall Jackson, 6-3, Sr.

Skinny

Washington, who has interest from several Division I schools, averaged 22.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.2 steals last season. The Raiders have several football players, including Washington, back from a team that went 18-8 for the school’s first winning season since 2005. . . . Hall and Walker were both double-figure scorers for Battlefield. . . . Patriot had no seniors last year in its first varsity season. Senior guard A.J. Cowthran and sophomore swingman Isaiah Sharp are among the Pioneers’ top returning players. . . . Broad Run lost nine seniors and the area’s reigning leading scorer, Nigel Johnson, who transferred to Riverdale Baptist. He averaged 29.5 ppg. . . . Senior guard Darren Hawkins averaged 13.6 points per game last year for Freedom-South Riding and has topped that in initial outings this season. . . . Joel Hines takes over at Osbourn, which reached the past two state tournaments, the first berths for the program, but must replace its top six scorers.