Head coach: Joseph Bedowitz, third season (33-25 career at DOHS)
2017-18 record: 20-10 (7-5 Southwest/third)
Returning lettermen (starters): Two (one)
Top players: G Nate Van (Jr.), G/F Dominique Ford (Jr.), F Cade Savell (Jr.), G Janoris Sejour (Jr.), G Evan Lake (So.)
Outlook: The Diamondbacks won 20 games for the first time in the program’s history last year, but return only one starter in Van (12.5 points, 2.5 assists per game).
“People expected a drop off this year,” Bedowitz said. “This team will put that to rest. This group of young players will look to challenge any team. With Van and Ford as leaders on the floor, we will continue to build a program that maintains a high level of play year in and year out.
“The level of basketball in the Southwest League is as high as it ever has been. Night in and night out, these games will be challenging. As a program our expectation is to continue to build off of our success and take the next step in the playoffs.”