The champs are here! Because they’re the champs. The Quips are good, but I think people are really overlooking how big of a loss Gilmore is. Humphries, Pugh, and Jordan make a “Big 3”, but will it be enough for a repeat?
2. Lincoln Park
LP just might be the Guru’s pick to win AA. Nelly Cummings is lightning-quick and Zay Craft is one of the more underrated players around, the Leopards are looking to get to the Pete after under-achieving last season.
3. Bishop Canevin
Canevin returns all 5 starters, including one of the better back courts in the WPIAL, in Mitchell King and Walter Bonds. The Crusaders also lean on senior Justin Dix do-it-all Small Forward.
4. Seton LaSalle
Losing Ryan Norkus is huge. Tough to replace what he brought each night. But Seton still has Ford and Helton, not to mention some pretty good young talent.
5. Wash High
This team is tough and it’s very tough to play in their arena. The big man in the middle, Nate Swart, returns for his Senior season, to play alongside Popeck & Pulliam. Their Head Coach has won a million games and they play tough.
Teams to Watch: Shadyside Academy, OLSH, Neshanock