Coach: Barney Harris, second season (18-10)
2018-19 Record: 18-10 overall, 7-7 in PAC 7 1A
• Returning Starters: Derek Young Jr., 6-4 senior forward (14.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists); Jalen Anderson, 6-0, (13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists); Joshua Harris, 5-10 senior guard (4.6 points, 2.2 assists)
• Rotation Players: Trustin Hucks 6-1 senior guard; Bailey Austin, 5-9 sophomore guard
• The Dish: The Cardinals are replacing a pair of double-digit scorers but have a great core back to make a run at the league crown coach Harris thinks they can achieve. The excitement starts with Young, an all-conference double-double machine who can jump out of the gym and take over games at times. Anderson is another high-flyer who led the team with 35 made 3-pointers last season. Harris is a smooth ball handler and spot-up shooter who directs the offense well. Harris is counting on a pair of transfers – Hucks from Piedmont and Austin from Cuthbertson — to contribute immediately. They’ll need some more depth, but the core they do have is a talented one. The Cardinals crumbled with a 3-5 record during their last eight games a season ago, but expect a fast start here.