Duke recruit Lynee Belton returns to lead Bullis. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Top teams

Bullis (21-5), Georgetown Visitation (22-10), National Cathedral (21-3)

Top players

C Lynee Belton, Bullis, 6-3, Sr.

G Marta Sniezek, National Cathedral, 5-6, Jr.

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

G Alexis Bryant, Georgetown Visitation, 5-9, Sr.


Duke signee Lynee Belton leads defending ISL AA champion Bullis after the 6-3 center averaged 14.2 points per game as a junior. She will be complemented by Harvard signee Kirby Porter at guard. . . . Georgetown Visitation will be right in the thick of the league race this season, featuring veteran guard Alexis Bryant (8 ppg) and senior Ana Hagerup, an athletic 6-0 forward who showed promise as a junior. . . . National Cathedral moves up to the AA league after winning the A league last season and will once again be led by guard Marta Sniezek, who averaged 29.5 points per game as a sophomore. . . . Sidwell Friends returns a young core from last season’s 11-win team, including junior Madison Matthews (9.9 ppg), who hit 28 three-pointers as a sophomore. . . . St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes will also be young and will rely on lone senior Gussie Johns at both forward and guard.

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