Stonewall Jackson’s Nicole Floyd, right, fights for a loose ball during a 2011 game. (TRACY A WOODWARD/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Top teams

Stonewall Jackson (24-4); Battlefield (18-8); Potomac (Va.) (22-3)

Top players

F Nicole Floyd, Stonewall Jackson, 6-2, Sr.

G Sydney Jordan, Stonewall Jackson, 6-0, Jr.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Brandon Parker and Tariq Lee preview teams and players to watch in Virginia basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

G Misha Jones, Battlefield, 5-9, Jr.

G Sydney White, Hylton, Sr.

G Demeya Felder, Potomac (Va.), 5-7, So.


Stonewall Jackson returns the nucleus from a squad that advanced to the state semifinals a season ago. Floyd, the Virginia AAA Northwest Region player of the year and a Wake Forest recruit, led the Raiders in scoring (18.9 points per game), rebounds (11) and blocks (2.2). . . . Jones averaged 13.2 ppg for the Bobcats and shot 76 percent from the free throw line. She’ll lead a back court that also includes 5-foot-7 guard Taylor Baltimore, who averaged 8.2 ppg as a freshman. Sophomore Nikki Dyson is the only returning player on Battlefield’s roster taller than six feet. . . . Despite winning 22 games a season ago, Potomac (Va.) will start almost from scratch with a sophomore-heavy lineup. Felder averaged 10.6 points per game as a freshman. . . . Forest Park junior G Mia Lloyd (9.6 points per game) looks to fill the void left by U-Va. freshman Breyana Mason, who averaged 26.9 points per game while garnering first-team All-Met and Ga­tor­ade Virginia player of the year honors last year. Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

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

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: Cardinal | Dulles | Potomac

Girls: Cardinal | Dulles | Potomac

Boys: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Girls: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Boys: WCAC | IAC | MAC | Capital Beltway | PVAC