9. St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.)
Last year: 24-3
Coach: Dan Hurley
Top players: G Myck Kabongo (6-1, Sr.); F Sidiki Johnson (6-8, Sr.); F Aaron Brown (6-4, Sr.); F Gil Biruta (6-8, Sr.); F Mike Poole (6-4, Sr.); G Wil Martinez (6-2, Jr.)
Top games: Dec. 19-23 at City of Palms Classic (Fort Myers, Fla.); Jan. 16 vs. Paterson Catholic; Jan. 23 vs. No. 2 St. Patrick
Notable: The Grey Bees will attack opponents with an 11-man rotation comprised totally of Division I-caliber prospects. It is an experienced squad with a good blend of shooters, athletes, and big men. Eight players are back from last year’s team including Texas recruit Kabongo. The top incoming transfers are St. Raymonds (N.Y.) transfer Johnson (Arizona) and Puerto Rico native Martinez.