Top Teams

Gwynn Park (21-4), Friendly (19-5), Largo (16-8)

Top Players

G Janee Harris, Crossland, 5-6, Jr.

G Jasmine Hill, Surrattsville, 5-6, Sr.

Gwynn Park won’t have Ashanti Freeland this season but returns a strong squad. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

G/F Chayla Lewis, Friendly, 5-11, Sr.

G Genesis Lucas, Gwynn Park, 5-6, Sr.

G Keena Samuels, Largo, 5-7, Sr.


Gwynn Park captured the league title last season in a competitive race before falling in the Maryland 2A South playoffs to eventual state champion Calvert. The Yellow Jackets lost 6-foot-3 center Ashanti Freeland to private school power Riverdale Baptist but return plenty of firepower led by Lucas, a dynamic point guard receiving Division I interest. . . . Friendly has increased its win total in each of Coach Carroll Holmes’s first two seasons, and the Patriots bring back three starters off a squad that posted 19 victories a year ago. . . . Hill, a Howard University signee, begins her senior season needing four points to become the first player in school history to reach 1,000 for her career. . . . Central (7-17) graduated the area’s leading scorer in guard Kendeedra Morgan, who put up 28.7 points per game last season.

Related: Prince George’s 4A preview

Montgomery 3A/2A | Howard preview

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)

Anne Arundel preview | WCAC preview

Girls’ rankings: The Post Top 20

All-Met Watch: A look at the area’s top players

Scoring leaders | Standings