Coach: Garrett Malone, second season (12-12)
2018-19 Record: 12-12, 5-9 in Southwestern 4A
• Starting Five: Marcus Willis, 5-8 junior guard (13.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists); Aaron Hough, 5-10 sophomore guard (2.2 points); Dorien Johnson, 5-11 junior forward (3.8 points); Trajan Hamilton, 6-3 junior forward (6.5 points, 2.8 rebounds); Isaiah Williams, 6-3 sophomore forward (8.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 43% 3-point shooting)
• Key Contributors: Myles McIntyre, 6-3 sophomore forward; Greg Wenger, 5-11 sophomore guard; Dilen Miller, 6-2 freshman guard
• The Dish: Coach Malone brought a winning attitude with him from Forest Hills last season and had some early success. Willis is one of the conference’s best point guards and is both a great attacker and distributor. Williams can play inside-outside with his jump shot, but he’s going to have to play down low for a team lacking in size. Hamilton can help that some, but Johnson and Hough will form a three-guard rotation that will require them to crash the glass. McIntyre and Wenger will serve as backup in the backcourt, and watch out for freshman Miller to make an early contribution there as well. The Pirates are heading in the right direction.