Coach: Keith Mason, 13th season (187-121)
2018-19 Record: 15-10, 10-4 in S. Carolinas
• Returning Starters: TeyShaun Walker, 5-9 senior guard (8.8 points, 3.7 assists); Raheem Howard, 6-4 senior forward (9.2 points, 5.5 rebounds); Joe Flucus, 6-10 senior center (3.5 points, 3.8 rebounds); Justin Morton, 5-10 senior guard (10.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists)
• Rotation Players: Michael Grovanz, 6-3 senior forward (7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds); Isaiah Hall, 6-1 senior guard; Malachi Clyburn, 6-3 senior forward (3.2 points, 3.6 rebounds)
• The Dish: The Spartans return four starters and several key reserves from a team that got hot in conference play last year after a tough start. They’ll look to get out of the gate quicker this year. Walker and Morton are exceptional ball handlers who will make the offense tick. Morton scored big last year, but he could expect more. Flucus, the Spartan big man, has offers from Wingate, Limestone and Averett so far and will be a weapon. Grovanz looks like the frontrunner to step into the starting five and Hall and Clyburn round out the rotation.