B.J. Koubaroulis, Chelsea Janes and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in Maryland basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

Top Teams

Annapolis (18-7), Arundel (22-4), Meade (17-7)

Top Players

G Juan Brown, Annapolis, 5-10, Sr.

G Tristan Easton, Meade, 6-2, So.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in private school basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

G David Jones, Old Mill, 6-3, Sr.

G Taylor Kitzmiller, Severna Park, 6-3, Sr.

G Corey Martin, North County, 6-0, Sr.


Despite the loss of leading scorer Delaszo Smith to graduation, Annapolis returns a strong core of talent as it tries to defend its county crown. Brown will pace the Panthers’ offense, while Josh Glover and Wilton Brown will also have expanded roles. . . . Arundel lost eight seniors from last year’s team and will rely on a talented group of juniors and sophomores to make the jump from junior varsity. Keep an eye on 6-foot-2 guard Bruce Spruell, who transferred from Spalding. . . . Kyle Evans, Marcus Smith and some of Meade’s other key players also starred on the school’s football team, which was eliminated in the Maryland 4A playoffs over the weekend. The overlap of seasons could lead to a slow start, as it did last year, but Coach Pete Corriero said the team’s chemistry will help the transition. . . . Martin was the area’s third-leading scorerer at 24.3 points per game last winter and will once again be the focal point of North County’s offense.

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