Basketball preview: Prince George’s 4A boys


Maryland recruit Roddy Peters leads Suitland in the always-tough PG 4A ranks. (Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Top Teams

C.H. Flowers (16-6), Eleanor Roosevelt (22-5), Suitland (16-8)

Top Players

F Malachi Alexander, Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-7, Sr.

G Charles Ekeanyanwu, DuVal, 6-1, Sr.

Malachi Alexander will be a key contributor on Eleanor Roosevelt’s defending Maryland 4A South title team. (Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST)

G Brandon Green, C.H. Flowers, 6-0, Sr.

G Magic Harris, Oxon Hill, 5-11, Sr.

G Roddy Peters, Suitland, 6-4, Sr.

Skinny

A year ago, C.H. Flowers took the league championship and then Eleanor Roosevelt captured the Maryland 4A South title on the way to the state final. Many of the league’s coaches expect similar parity this season. . . . C.H. Flowers will have one of the area’s top back courts led by Green and 6-foot-3 senior guard Kofi Andoh (Howard). Former Friendly Coach Mark Edwards takes over the Jaguars, replacing Billy Lanier, who was then hired to fill Edwards’ old position coaching the Patriots. . . . Eleanor Roosevelt should be in the mix again with Alexander (Holy Cross) controlling the paint. . . . Peters, who signed with Maryland last month, led the county in scoring last winter with 23 points per game and is working his way back from a summer shoulder injury. . . . Bowie (14-10) could also make a run with three starters back, including senior forward Jalen Robinson (13.5 ppg, 11.3 rpg). . . . At DuVal, former player Lafayette Dublin, 29, replaces longtime coach Artie Walker, inheriting a team with eight seniors. . . . Wise (16-7) graduated three double-figure scorers and junior James Palmer left for St. John’s. The Pumas’ top returning scorers, junior forward Micah Till and senior swingman D’Angelo Niler, are getting a late start after playing for the Upper Marlboro school’s Maryland 4A champion football team.

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