BAY SHORE MARAUDERS

Coach: CJ Leary

Last season: 11-8

Key players

G Kyree Sawyer 5-10 Jr.

G Angel Rivera 6-2 Jr.

F Jose Rivera 6-2 Jr.

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F Lavon Montgomery 6-4 Jr.

C Jordan Drain 6-4 Jr.

Outlook: Bay Shore’s all-junior starting lineup is led by Rivera, a returning all-league player who averaged 14 points and five assists last season.

CENTRAL ISLIP MUSKETEERS

Coach: Larry Butzke

Last season: 16-4

Key players

G Justin Headley 5-7 Sr.

G Malik Clark 5-10 Sr.

G/F My’Quel Matthews 6-2 Sr.

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F/C Javal Staton 6-4 Soph.

F/C Christian Cherry 6-5 Jr.

Outlook: Headley is the only returning starter from last year’s league champion, but Butzke expects breakout campaigns from Matthews, Staton and Clark.

CONNETQUOT THUNDERBIRDS

Coach: Kyle Black

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Last season: 7-11

Key players

G Justin Paura 6-3 Sr.

G Andrew Wright 5-11 Jr.

F Jeremiah Bozzo 6-3 Jr.

F Ryan Juszcuk-Pope 6-3 Sr.

C Dan Lewis 6-5 Sr.

Outlook: Lewis, a captain and third-year starter, leads a group that gained valuable experience last year and narrowly missed the playoffs. The Thunderbirds have a good mix of inside-outside play.

COPIAGUE EAGLES

Coach: Steve Rebholz

Last season: 16-5

Key players

G Myles Mills 5-9 Sr.

G Ryan Destime 5-11 Jr.

G/F Michael Snowden 6-1 Soph.

F Steven Szabo 6-3 Sr.

F Andrew Morgan 6-6 Sr.

Outlook: Morgan is the only returning starter from last year’s Suffolk AA final four team. The Eagles are newcomers to Suffolk II, moving up from Suffolk III.

HALF HOLLOW HILLS EAST THUNDERBIRDS

Coach: Peter Basel

Last season: 11-8

Key players

G D’Nathan Knox 6-4 Sr.

G Savion Lewis 5-10 Soph.

G Matt Smith 5-11 Sr.

G/F Joe Branch 6-3 Sr.

F Zach Schwartz 6-4 Jr.

Outlook: With lots of depth, athleticism and speed, particularly at the guard positions, the Thunderbirds will look to press and play at a fast pace.

LINDENHURST BULLDOGS

Coach: Jim Fenton

Last season: 1-17

Key players

G Arthur Brzozka 6-1 Jr.

G Gino Bonagura 5-8 Sr.

G Shane Webster 5-10 Jr.

F Emmanuelle Oyakhilome 6-5 Sr.

F Sebastion Stolba 6-3 Sr.

Outlook: In the offseason and preseason, the Bulldogs displayed a work ethic that left Fenton encouraged the team could improve its last-place finish from a season ago.

NORTHPORT TIGERS

Coach: Andrew D’Eloia

Last season: 18-3

Key players

G Brennan Whelan 5-10 Sr.

G Sean O’Shea 5-11 Sr.

G/F Ryan Magnuson 6-3 Jr.

F Lukas Jarrett 6-7 Sr.

F Rory Schynder 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: The Tigers have made three straight Suffolk AA final fours and have the experience and talent -- with Jarrett leading the way -- to extend the streak another year.

WHITMAN WILDCATS

Coach: Tom Fitzpatrick

Last season: 8-10

G Willie Petro 5-11 Sr.

G Matt Kleet 5-9 Sr.

F Korey Lee 6-4 Jr.

F Brandon Corbin 6-3 Jr.

C Dylan McNally 6-5 Sr.

Outlook: Corbin, a JV addition, is the only player in the starting five without varsity experience. The Wildcats have a realistic chance of making the playoffs, after missing out by one game last year.