Head coach: Eric Rolwing, fifth season
2016-17 record: 8-17 (independent)
Returning lettermen (starters): Six (three)
Top players: G Moses Valencia (So.), G Collin Killoran (So.), F Uriel Gutierrez (Sr.)
Outlook: Valencia (10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game), Gutierrez (6.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg) and Killoran (5.9 ppg, 1.7 rpg) all return to help lead the Guardians this season.
In all, six lettermen are back.
“We lost some important pieces from last year’s team, but we have a group that is focused on getting better every single day,” Rolwing said. “We are looking forward to growing as a unit as the season progresses.”