22. Chaminade (St. Louis)
Last year: 27-4, Class 5 state champion
Coach: Kelvin Lee
Top players: G Bradley Beal (6-4, Jr.); F Brendan Kelly (6-5, Jr.); G Luke Bumgarner (6-3, Jr.)
Top games: Jan. 14-16 at Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (Springfield, Mo.)
Notable: A trio of standout juniors make the Red Devils a strong favorite to repeat as state champions. Beal, one of the country’s top players in his grade, averaged 23 points per game last season. Kelly scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds per night.
Quotable:”Beal, Kelly, and Bumgarner provide a great offensive trio – might be the best I have had in my 13 years of coaching here.” – Lee, who spent 12 years as a Division I assistant coach before taking the reins at Chaminade.