Coach: Gary Ellington, 14th season
2018-19 Record: 16-12, 9-5 in S. Carolinas
• Starting Five: Chase Lowe, 6-4 sophomore guard (15 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists); Brock Bowen, 5-11 senior guard (7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds); Caleb Wetherbee, 6-1 junior forward (7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds); Owen Van Gundy, 5-10 senior guard (6 points, 2.5 rebounds); Kyle Frazier, 6-2 sophomore forward (4 points, 2.5 rebounds)
• Key Contributors: AJ Cook, 5-11 sophomore guard; Isaiah Noch, 5-11 junior guard; Ben Juhl, 6-4 senior forward; Seth Frazier, 5-10 senior guard; Trevor McGee, 5-11 senior guard
• The Dish: The Warriors will go as far as Lowe, the super soph point guard, can take them. At 6-4, he’s also the team’s tallest player, but the next-level talent has a smooth game and can score in bunches if he needs to. In all, four full-time starters and 10 varsity players return, giving Ellington some flexibility. Bowen, Wetherbee and Van Gundy all return and each is capable of stepping into the No. 2 scorer’s role. Kyle Frazier will need to play some inside, but at 6-2 may be undersized although Juhl will help off the bench. Cook, Noch, Seth Frazier and McGee will switch in at guard as Weddingto will be forced to imply three- and four-guard lineups all season.