Maryland recruit Dion Wiley and Potomac have the talent to return to the Maryland 3A final this winter, and the experienced Wolverines will be satisfied with nothing short of a title. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Top teams

Potomac (22-4), Gwynn Park (13-11), Central (13-8)

Top players

G Davon Taylor, Central, Sr.

G Dion Wiley, Potomac, Sr.

B.J. Koubaroulis, Chelsea Janes and Roman Stubbs preview teams and players to watch in Maryland basketball. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

G Randall Broddie, Potomac, Jr.

F Abdulai Bundu, Largo, Jr.

G Kavon Sclafford, Fairmont Heights, So.


With a backcourt that features a returning first-team All-Met selection in Wiley (Maryland) and a potential first-teamer in Broddie, you’ll have a tough time finding anyone willing to bet against Potomac to finish atop Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A this year. In addition to Wiley and Broddie, the Wolverines return forwards Anthony Smith and captain Dayjar Dickson, four of the top six scorers from last year’s state finalist squad. . . . Douglass (13-12) was the only 3A/2A/1A team to beat Potomac last season, and while the Eagles lost last year’s leading scorer Saquan Epps-Walker, they return nearly all their other scoring threats including 6-foot-6 Marsalis Hurley and 6-foot-5 Tyler Smith. . . . Gwynn Park lost its top two scorers, including guard Jalen Harris and his 18 points per game, but the Yellow Jackets have plenty of backcourt talent — including Cedric Hines, Mike Pegram and Evan Joiner — waiting to emerge in his stead. . . . With Calvin Lovitt (18 ppg) gone to graduation, Taylor (16 ppg) will have to carry the load for Central, which must replace four of its five leading scorers. Basketball Preview

Top 20 Rankings: Boys | Girls

Preseason All-Met Watch

Boys: Montgomery 4A | 3A/2A

Girls: Montgomery 4A | 3A/2A

Boys: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Girls: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Boys: SMAC | Howard | Anne Arundel

Girls: SMAC | Howard | Anne Arundel

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