B.J. Koubaroulis and Brandon Parker preview some of the top players and programs in the DMV area to watch this basketball season. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Top teams

Sidwell Friends (18-7); Maret (15-13); Potomac School (20-11)

Top players

G Britton Anderson, Flint Hill, 6-3, Jr.

G Marlon Beck, Maret, 5-10, Sr.

G/F Josh Hart, Sidwell Friends, 6-4, Sr.

G Matt Hillman, Sidwell Friends, 6-0, Sr.

G Logan Samuels, Potomac School, 6-0, Jr.


After sharing the league title for the past three years, Sidwell Friends is in position for the outright title, thanks to the presence of returning fourth-team All-Met Hart. The Villanova recruit averaged just under 20 points per game last season and has some help in Hillman, a sharpshooting four-year starter. . . .

Led by Beck and junior Jalen Barnes, Maret returns all five of its starters, providing much-needed experience in a league filled with parity. . . . Potomac School boasts a balanced attack with four players in Samuels, Jalen Broom, Chris Martin and Matt Lazris who can reach double figures on any night. . . . Anderson and Cole Herdman form a formidable one-two punch for Flint Hill.