Top teams

Coolidge (19-9); Theodore Roosevelt (25-6); Spingarn (19-10)

Top players

G Khalen Cumberlander, Coolidge, 6-3, Sr.

F Kavon Glover, Theodore Roosevelt, 6-4, Sr.

C Maurice Jeffers, Coolidge, 6-8, Sr.

G Jerome West, Spingarn, 6-2, So.

Antone James, left, is one of two returning starters for defending DCIAA champion Theodore Roosevelt. (Jonathan Newton/WASHINGTON POST)
Skinny

D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association champions Theodore Roosevelt loses its top four scorers from last year but returns two starters: 6-3 sophomore guard-forward Jarrell Allen and 6-1 senior guard Antone James. Glover transfers in from Douglass, where he was its leading scorer with 17.4 ppg .. . . Coolidge could contend with the Rough Riders with its two college prospects, leading scorer Cumberlander (Central Connecticut State) and Jeffers (Delaware).. . .

Coaches say Spingarn, which lost to Theodore Roosevelt on a buzz-beater in the DCIAA semifinals, will field a strong team. West, who was at C.H. Flowers last year but didn’t play because of grades, is expected to be a top newcomer. Senior guard Rockell Le-Vaughn (14.5 ppg) is the Green Wave’s top returning scorer .. . . Cesar Chavez and Friendship Collegiate should be competitive among the charters schools. . . .

Washington Latin, a charter school, will play its first full varsity schedule this winter, and will be led by 6-4 senior forward Thurman Anderson, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder.