Basketball preview: Public Charter School Athletic Association

Top teams

Cesar Chavez (14-24), Friendship Collegiate (20-12), National Collegiate (19-10)

Top players

G Tristan Thompson, Cesar Chavez, 5-8, Sr.

G Danzel Wright, National Collegiate, 5-11, Sr.

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)

F Chris Baez, Cesar Chavez, 6-2, Sr.

Skinny

Twins Tristan and Tyler Thompson will bolster Cesar Chavez, as the senior guards return about 24 points per game in production from their junior seasons. Forward Chris Baez (10.6 ppg) proved to be one of the best three-point shooters in the city a year ago. . . . Friendship Collegiate must replace its top four scorers a year after winning 20 games, but the Knights have plenty of talent back. Senior Lorenzo Dorsey is an experienced point guard, and a big year is expected from senior guard Anyton Henson. . . . National Collegiate will boast the most prolific scorer in the new Public Charter School Athletic Association in Wright, who averaged 22.4 points per game as a junior and shot 78 percent from the free throw line. . . . Watch out for IDEA, which showed improvement with seven wins last winter and has a promising young point guard in 5-foot-9 sophomore Landon Mayo.

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Boys: DCIAA | Charters | Independents/Others

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Girls: WCAC | ISL AA | ISL A | PVAC

Boys: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Girls: Prince George’s 4A | 3A/2A/1A

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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