Private schools boys basketball preview

Lutheran's Chris Atkinson dribbles upcourt in the third

Lutheran's Chris Atkinson dribbles upcourt in the third quarter of a game against Harborfields. (Dec. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: James Escher

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

1. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN CRUSADERS

Coach: John Buck

Key players

G Chris Atkinson 5-9

G Devonte Green 6-2

G Elijah Bailey 6-2

F Robyn Missa 6-9

F Marvin Prochet 6-7

Outlook: Scorer Green and point guard Atkinson make Crusaders go.

 

2. OUR SAVIOR N. AMERICAN PIONEERS

Coach: Ron Stelzer

Key players

F Michael Nzei 6-7

G Kobie Eubanks 6-5

C Cheick Diallo 6-9

G Djibril Diallo 6-2

G Damon Wilson 6-5

Outlook: Stelzer said "this is the best team I've ever had here."

 

3. UPPER ROOM ROYALS

Coach: Neil Jenkins

Key players

C Isiah Giles 6-5

F Spencer Hubbard 6-5

G Nigel Carter 6-3

G Zamir Roland 5-10

G Simon Green 5-7

Outlook: Basically a brand new team that likes to press, whether it be full-court or man-to-man defense.

 

4. PORTLEDGE PANTHERS

Coach: Nick Woll

Key players

G David Lustberg 5-10

G Kyle Flowers 5-11

G Jon Aigen 5-9

F Nick Reda 6-0

F/C Pat Callan 6-3

Outlook: Expect to see a lot of man-to-man defense and multiple zone presses. Lustberg's the leader.

 

5. LAWRENCE WOODMERE ACAD. TIGERS

Coach: Jeff Weiss

Key players

G Alex Kompogiorgas 6-0

F Wes Gladstein 6-4

G Christophe Pierre-Louis 6-0

F Max Frankel 6-1

G Jack Xu 5-10

Outlook: The Tigers want to push the tempo to make up for a lack in size.

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