Commonwealth District boys preview capsules

Brooke Point

2001-02 record: 11-13, 5-5

How season ended: Lost to Cave Spring 81-48 in Northwest Region quarterfinals

Coach: Joe Kania (10th year, 85-107 career record)

Key losses: F Jason Bratton (all-district, 13.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg), G Derrick Harris (10.5 ppg), G James Lockett

Player to watch: Point guard Tim Pedersen represents Brooke Points only returning starter from a team that made the regional quarterfinals last season. The 5-foot-8 junior will try to build on a year in which he averaged five assists and 9.9 points per game.

Other key returners: G Bernard Grimsley (5-11, sr.); F Julian Borders (6-4, sr.); C Chad Hagna (6-6, jr.)

Promising newcomers: G Jamel Berrato (5-10 soph.); F Eric Tate (6-2, jr.)

Colonial Forge

2001-02 record: 7-15, 1-9

How season ended: Lost to Brooke Point 69-45 in district tournament first round

Coach: Bryan Zardezed (First year)

Key losses: C Kevin Hitt (ineligible), G Kevin Hunter (transferred to Woodbridge), G Kenny Rivers (ineligble, 22.2 ppg)

Player to watch: Korey Whiting, a 6-2 junior guard-forward who averaged 15.2 points per game last season. With his size and and speed, he should present match-up problems for opponents.

Other key returners:

G Brandon McKenney (5-11, sr.); F Randy Hippeard (6-3, jr.); G Bo Trant (6-0, sr.); G Ronnie Sanford (6-0, jr.)

Promising newcomers:

C Lamar Juvelliano (6-5, jr.); F Jeff Jones (6-3, soph.); G Trent Allen (5-11, soph.); C Blake Kirven (6-6, soph.)

North Stafford

2001-02 record: 7-15, 3-7

How season ended: Lost to Culpeper 78-62 in district tournament first round

Coach: Dennis Seman (Second year, 7-15 career record)

Key losses: G Vance McDonald (16.7 ppg.), G Jared Fowler (16.2 ppg) Player to watch: Chris Darnell, a 6-8, 215-pound sophomore who will play a number of positions this season. As a freshman starter last season, he averaged 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

Other key returners: None

Promising newcomers:

C Nick Casey (6-6, sr.); C Ryan Griffin (6-5, sr.); G Matt Peterson (5-10, sr.); G Jordan Packham (5-11, jr.); F James Harris (6-3, jr.); Lamar Wallace (6-1, soph., transfer from Courtland); G Cameron Hilliard (6-0, soph.)


2001-02 record: 13-8, 7-3

How season ended: Lost to Brooke Point 71-45 in district tournament semifinals

Coach: Steve Spicer (13th year, 137-147 career record)

Key loss: G Brad Hayes (10.5 ppg, now on baseball team at Bridgewater)

Player to watch: Six-foot-6 junior forward Cole Arnett gives the Indians a key presence in the interior. He averaged 11.2 ppg last season. Arnett and guard Kevin Edwards give the Indians an experienced inside-outside combination.

Other key returners: G Steve Miller (6-0, sr.); C Brian Tyson (6-6, sr.); G Chip Spicer (5-9, sr.); G Connor Ashby (6-0, sr.); F Nick Colon (6-2, sr.); G Kevin Edwards (6-1, jr., 11.8 ppg)

Promising newcomers: F Danny Sanders (6-1, sr.)

Similar Posts