Private school boys preview capsules
How season ended: Lost to Randolph-Macon 59-56 in Delaney Athletic Conference quarterfinals
Coach: Chris Hobbs (First year)
Key losses: F Mike Young (13.3 ppg), F Steve Guaglianone (12.2 ppg), C Nick Long
Player to watch: Kenny Clarke, a 6-0 junior swingman. With the graduation of seven seniors last season, Clarke will see his scoring rise. Hobbs called Clarke the most athletic player on the team. Clarke was one of several members of the team involved in the Flames’ intense offseason workouts.
Other key returner: F Trey Compton (6-0, sr.)
Promising newcomers: F J.T. Wilson (6-0, sr.); G Kyle Patrick (5-10, jr.); G Aaron King (5-10, soph.)
2001-02 record: 17-10
How season ended: Beat Ridgeview 61-46 in MEAARCS final
Coach: Jim Fisher (Eighth year, 123-50 career record)
Key losses: F Bryan Williams (26.8 ppg), G/F Dan Rowenhorst, F Glen Schrock
Player to watch: Brian Farria, a 6-1 junior, has impressed head coach Jim Fisher with his rebounding and 3-point shooting abilities. Fisher also raves about Farria’s hustle. The forward was selected one of three team captains, all of whom are juniors. He scored a team-high 27 points in the Eagles’ opening game of the season, and is one of five underclassmen in the starting lineup.
Other key returners: F Antoine Bennett (6-0, jr.); F Ryan Keefe (6-1, jr.)
Promising newcomers: G Justin Suterman (5-9, soph.); G Jason Slade (5-8, soph.); G Kendall Marshall (5-1, sixth grade)
2001-02 record: 12-12, 7-11 (in DAC)
How season ended: Lost to Shenandoah Valley in the Delaney Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals
Coach: Paul Roy (Second year, 12-12 career record)
Key losses: G/F Tony Evans, G/F Antoine Cato, G Joe Williams, G/F Ricky Young (transferred to Courtland)
Player to watch: Andrew Thomas, a 5-10 sophomore swingman who plays mostly on the perimeter. But Roy said Thomas can play on the inside as well if he needs to. He is one of only two returning starters.
Other key returners: F Pat Croffie (6-4, jr.); G/F Garrett Keniry (5-10, sr.); G John-Michael McGinley (5-7, soph.); F Jason Pearn (6-2, soph.)
Promising newcomers: G Vines Keithley (5-8, sr.); F Andre Walker (6-1, soph.); F Jonathan Bryant (6-2, fr.); G/F Joe Fischer (6-0, fr.)
2001-02 record: 13-15, 7-11 (in DAC)
How season ended: Lost to Highland 43-41 in Delaney Athletic Conference quarterfinals
Coach: Dan VanderWoude
Key losses: F Brendon Flannery (13.2 ppg), F John O’Herron, F Peter Dubois, F David Hickson
Player to watch: Matt Heischman, a 6-1 senior forward, will lead Seton’s frontcourt, which lost a lot of height — 6-6 Flannery and 6-4 O’Herron and Dubois — to graduation.
Other key returners: G Michael Hadro (5-10, jr.); G Matt Parriott (6-0, sr.); G Joe Daniel (5-10, soph.); G Zack Ostergren (6-0, jr.)
Promising newcomers: G Marty McMahon (5-9, sr.); F Michael Duda (6-3, jr.); G Paul Mooney (5-9, jr.); F Erik Hickson (6-2, jr.); C Mark Munson (6-5, fr.)