Head coach: Trevor Diggs, fifth season
2016-17 record: 22-5 (15-1 Class 2A Southern, first)
Returning lettermen (starters): Seven (three)
Top players: G Najeeb Muhammad (Jr.), G Akeemis Williams (Sr.), F Jared Holmes (Sr.), F Jhadon Banks (So.), G Chancelor Johnson (Fr.)
Outlook: The Blue Knights bring back three starters after winning their third state title in four years last season.
Muhammad (14 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds per game), Williams (18 ppg) and Holmes (7 rpg) are back to guide the team.
“This year’s team is a good mixture of talent from top to bottom,” Diggs said. “Our mission is always the same, play the game the right way, play fundamentally sound and defend and rebound.”