Top teams

Potomac Falls (30-1), Briar Woods (17-9), Woodgrove (11-15)

Top players

C Greg Graves Potomac Falls, 6-7, Sr.

G/F Brad Gilson,Woodgrove, 6-5, Sr.

G Ryan McCarter, Park View, 6-1, Sr.,

G Myles Tate, Briar Woods, 5-7, Sr.

F John Yoxthimer, Loudoun Valley, 6-6, Sr.


Potomac Falls graduated 10 seniors from its two-time state championship team, but Graves (Mount St. Mary’s) is back with freshman Wanya Allen leading a talented group of underclassmen hoping to keep the Panthers rolling.. . . Despite his size, Tate has tormented opposing defenses for three years and leads what Coach Mike Benson believes to be the Falcons’ best team to date. . .

Potomac Falls forward Greg Graves is one of the few holdovers from the Panthers’ two-time state champion team. (Tracy A Woodward/WASHINGTON POST)

Woodgrove returns 12 seniors from the inaugural team that made an improbable run to the region semifinals behind the sharp shooting of Gilson (26 ppg).. . . McCarter can score in bunches for Park View which returns four of five starters and nine seniors from a team focused on improving its defense.. . . Loudoun County limited teams to 56 points per game last season and will look to move up the standings behind scrappy point guard Michael Anderson.. . . Loudoun Valley and Heritage return to the district after a stint in the AAA Cedar Run. The Pride won the 2008 district title before moving up.