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.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.