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

Watkins Mill (13-11), Poolesville (13-10), Damascus (9-15)

Top Players

G Tyvon Grant, Watkins Mill, 5-8, Sr.

G Josh Ogburn, Einstein, 6-3, Sr.

G Anthony Papagjika, Poolesville, 5-7, Jr.

G Cade Woody, Damascus, 6-1, Sr.


Watkins Mill won its final 12 league games to take the county’s 3A/2A title last season, and the Wolverines should be near the top again in a usually tight race with fourth-year starter Grant and 6-foot-4 senior swingman Alex Sotomayor leading the way. . . . Papagjika and senior guard Kirby Carmack were Poolesville’s top two scorers last season. Playing quarterback, Carmack led the Falcons to the football playoffs this fall.. . . Damascus brings back all five starters, including three-point marksman Woody and physical forward Rashard Budd. ... Seneca Valley (13-10) has a first-year coach in Tony Harrison and an entirely different lineup after graduating its top six players. Rockville (10-14) also has new leadership with former assistant Steve Watson taking over for G.J. Kissal, who moved on to Clarksburg.

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