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Suffolk VI boys basketball team-by-team outlook

Southampton's Micah Snowden #5 sinks a shot from

Southampton's Micah Snowden #5 sinks a shot from the outside during the first half of the Long Island High School Boys Basketball class A Championship game between Southampton and Elmont at Stony Brook University on March 12, 2017. Photo Credit: Daniel De Mato

BABYLON PANTHERS

Last season: 17-4

Coach: Bill Singleton

KEY PLAYERS

Tim Hartigan F 6-3 Sr.; Lucas Lassen F 6-2 Soph.; Kieran O’Halloran F 5-11 Jr.; Will Singleton G/F 6-0 Jr.; Peter Szuchy G 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: Young team after graduating all five starters last season, will rely on team defense, led by Szuchy and Hartigan.

CENTER MORICHES RED DEVILS

Last season: 21-4

Coach: Nick Thomas

KEY PLAYERS

Sean Braithwaite Jr. G/F 6-5 Sr.; David Falco Jr. F/C 6-4 Sr.; Emond Frazier G/F6-3 Jr.; Tyiquon Nix G 5-11 Sr.; Micah Snowden F/C 6-5 Sr.

ABOUT THE RED DEVILS: Last season’s Long Island Class B champions return much of its talent, including Braithwaite, who averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists per game. Snowden averaged 21 points and 15 assists per game at Southampton.

GLENN KNIGHTS

Last season: 12-10

Coach: Charly Rogener

KEY PLAYERS

Josh Fenner G 5-10 Jr.; Daysean Johnson F 6-2 Sr.; Kyle Szokoli G 6-1 Sr.; Justin Tiernan F 6-2 Sr.; Matt Uss G 5-8 Soph.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS: Returns four starters from last season, led by Fenner, who averaged 24 points, five rebounds and five assists per game.

HAMPTON BAYS BAYMEN

Last season: 6-14

Coach: Pete Meehan

KEY PLAYERS

Lucas Brown G 5-10 Jr.; Matt Dean F 6-4 Sr.; Steven Mora G 5-9 Jr.; Jaden Ottati G 6-0 Jr.; Antonio Scotto G 5-8 Sr.

ABOUT THE BAYMEN: Guard oriented team looking to compete in a tough Suffolk VI.

MATTITUCK TUCKERS

Last season: 13-8

Coach: Paul Ellwood

KEY PLAYERS

Xavier Allen G 6-0 Jr.; H’Nadahri Joyner F 6-3 Sr.; Chris Nicholson F 6-1 Jr.; Trevor Poole F 6-2 Sr.; Ryan Seifert F 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE TUCKERS: Returns all five starters, led by Allen, who averaged 14 points and five assists per game, along with Joyner, who averaged 11.6 rebounds.

PORT JEFFERSON ROYALS

Last season: 5-17

Coach: Jayson Williams

KEY PLAYERS

Jonathan Bachmann F 6-5 Sr.; Grant Calendrille G 6-2 Sr.; Sam Florio G 6-2 Jr.; Bryce Lewis G 6-2 Sr.; Charlie Rolfe F 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE ROYALS: Will rely on senior experience.

SOUTHAMPTON MARINERS

Last season: 12-9

Coach: Herm Lamison

KEY PLAYERS

Sincere Faggins G 5-11 Jr.; Dakota Smith G 6-1 Jr.; Marquise Trent G/F 6-3 Sr.; Marcus Trent G/F 6-1 Sr.; Kristian Wheeler G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE MARINERS: With strong guard play, Southampton looks to play aggressively and pressure opponents on the defensive end.

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