Seniors (L-R) Drake Goddard, Jalen Barnes, and Steffen Davis return to lead Maret’s MAC title defense. (Doug Kapustin/For The Washington Post)

Top Teams

Maret (24-4), Flint Hill (12-15) Potomac School (15-14)

Top Players

G Steffen Davis, Maret, 6-0, Sr.

G Jalen Barnes, Maret, 6-3, Sr.

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

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

G Logan Samuels, Potomac School, 6-2, Jr.

G Mickey Bell, Sidwell Friends, 6-4, So.


Maret’s backcourt is loaded with experience with seniors with Davis, Barnes and Drake Goddard. The three have played together since their freshmen seasons and averaged a combined 23 points per game last winter. Their veteran presence makes the Frogs the favorite to repeat as MAC champions after they won the school’s first outright title last winter. . . . Sidwell, the MAC runner-up, lost its three leading scores from last season due to graduation, including First Team All-Met Josh Hart (Villanova), and all three averaged double figures for the Quakers. Sophomore Mickey Bell (7.2 ppg) will have to shoulder more of a scoring load this season, but after a productive summer with the DC Assault AAU team, he should be up to the task. . . . Flint Hill and Potomac School have a strong shot to challenge for a spot in the league championship game, and both squads have their five leading scorers returning. A major cog in the Huskies’ attack will be Anderson, a first-team all-MAC guard who averaged 11.4 points per game last season. Basketball Preview

B.J. Koubaroulis and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in D.C. basketball. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

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


Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Girls: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

Boys: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot

Girls: Concorde | Liberty | National | Patriot