Southeastern Pa. Preseason Boys' Basketball Top 25

2017 Hoophall Classic
Westtown senior guard and Duke recruit Cameron Reddish (22) plays against Hillcrest Prep (Az.) in action against Hillcrest Prep (Az.) in the Hoophall Classic last season.

Records are from last season.

1. Westtown (32-2). Seth Berger’s squad is again loaded with talent. The catalysts for the Moose are 6-foot-8 guard Cameron Reddish, who averaged 16.2 points; 6-9 forward Jake Forrester; 6-3 guard Jalen Gaffney; 6-8 forward Noah Collier; and guard Seyon Kpaan.

2. Imhotep Charter (31-2). The long and athletic Panthers bring back 6-7 forward Donta Scott; 6-4 wing Dahmir Bishop; 6-6 forwards Chereef Knox, Jamil Riggins and Elijah Taylor; 6-4 forward Davonte Canty; and guards Bernard Lightsey and Fatayn Wesley.

3. Archbishop Wood (28-3). The defending Catholic League and Class 5A state champs are spurred by guards Tyree Pickron and Andrew Funk, 7-foot center Seth Pinkney, 6-7 forward Karrington Wallace, 6-5 forward Julius Phillips, and rookie guard Rahsool Diggins.

4. Abington (24-5). With 6-7 Eric Dixon as the centerpiece, the Galloping Ghosts aim to defend their District 1 Class 6A crown. The other key contributors are point guard Robbie Heath, 6-6 wing Lucas Monroe, and guards Darious Brown and Brandon Coffman.

5. Neumann-Goretti (24-7). The Saints are paced by 6-9 forward Marcus Littles and savvy guards Christian Ings, Dymir Montague, and Noah Warren. Guards Ja’Cor Smith, Hakim Byrd and Ahmad Fair, and 6-6 freshman forward TaQuan Woodley are also in the mix.

6. Plymouth Whitemarsh (25-6). The Colonials’ quest to take the district title back from Abington is headed by twins Ahmin and Ahmad Williams and fellow guard Ish Horn. Strong inside play is expected from 7-2 center Naheem McLeod and 6-4 forward Alan Glover.

7. Bonner-Prendergast (16-9). The headliners for the up-and-coming Friars are 6-3 point guard Isaiah Wong, 6-8 forward Ajiri Johnson, and 6-9 forward Tariq Ingraham. They also feature guards Donovan Rodriguez, Tyreese Watson, Chris Haynes, and Mike Perretta.

8. Roman Catholic (20-6). The Cahillites have a rock-solid nucleus in 6-6 forward Seth Lundy, 6-4 wing Allen Betrand, and guard Lynn Greer III. Support comes from 6-5 forward Mike Kelly and guards Hakim Hart, Louie Wild, Semaj Mills, and Nasir Lett.

9. Coatesville (23-6). Keep an eye out for the Red Raiders once their football players get in basketball shape. They are keyed by guard Jhamir “Jig” Brickus, 6-9 center Tyrel Bladen, 6-4 forward Tione Holmes, and guards Dapree Bryant, Chuck Smith, and Haasan Young.

10. St. Joseph’s Prep (15-8). The Hawks are primed to make considerable noise in the Catholic League. They return guards Kyle Thompson, Darius Kinnel and Gabe Arizin, and 6-8 forward Ed Croswell. Jacob O’Connell, a 6-10 junior, is a transfer from Eastern Regional (N.J.).

11. Haverford School (19-7).

12. Martin Luther King (21-10).

13. Cheltenham (19-7).

14. Archbishop Carroll (20-9).

15. Constitution (20-10).

16. La Salle (11-12).

17. Lower Merion (21-9).

18. Girard College (24-9).

19. Malvern Prep (10-13).

20. Chester (21-6).

21. Archbishop Ryan (23-6).

22. Lincoln (23-6).

23. Central Bucks West (15-8).

24. Shipley (20-7).

25. Episcopal Academy (18-11).

Under consideration, listed alphabetically: Conestoga (20-8)Downingtown West (17-10), Mastery North (24-2), Math, Civics & Sciences (21-10), Methacton (12-12), Overbrook (11-12), Penncrest (22-8), Perkiomen School (22-7).