Prep basketball preview: BCL boys

PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: BAY COUNTIES LEAGUE

Teams listed in alphabetical order

CENTRAL DIVISION

Bay Breakers

THIS SEASON: 4-7

LAST SEASON: 6-14

COACH: Dennis Hartzell

SCOUTING REPORT: Kaneja Muganda has become a solid scorer for the Breakers.

Gateway Gators

THIS SEASON: 5-5

LAST SEASON: 10-12

COACH: William Johnston

SCOUTING REPORT: Senior point guard Conor Murphy-Hoffman returns to lead a team that features seven underclassmen.

International Jaguars

THIS SEASON: 11-3

LAST SEASON: 20-9 (lost 56-50 to St. Elizabeth of Oakland in second round of NorCal Division V playoffs)

COACH: Carl Jacobs

SCOUTING REPORT: Rue Critchfield (15.8 ppg) can shoot it from the outside, while 6-foot-6 Ryan Doubiago and 6-5 Sieva Kozinsky give the Jags the league’s best post tandem.

Leadership Griffin

THIS SEASON: 6-9

LAST SEASON: 13-12

COACH: George Adkins

SCOUTING REPORT: Point guard Major Corpuz has bumped up his scoring average to 11.5 ppg, nearly six points better than last season.

Pescadero Vikings

THIS SEASON: 0-11

LAST SEASON: 0-20

COACH: Casey Norton

SCOUTING REPORT: The Vikings have struggled to score thus far, averaging 23.1 points per game.

Waldorf Wolverines

THIS SEASON: 4-9

LAST SEASON: 11-15

COACH: John Jackson

SCOUTING REPORT: Martin Jackson enters league play scoring a BCL-leading 19.1 points per game.

WEST DIVISION

Crystal Springs Uplands Gryphons

THIS SEASON: 6-5

LAST SEASON: 16-14 (lost to 46-38 to St. Bernard of Eureka in second round of NCS Division V playoffs)

COACH: Ren Marquette

SCOUTING REPORT: Forward Cameron Susk is one of the Gryphons’ seven seniors.

Drew Dragons

THIS SEASON: 6-7

LAST SEASON: 13-14

COACH: Ned Diamond

SCOUTING REPORT: Andrew Ferreira-Wallace is averaging 17.5 points per game thus far for the Dragons.

Lick-Wilmerding Tigers

THIS SEASON: 9-3

LAST SEASON: 21-8 (lost 53-51 to Crystal Springs Uplands in first round of NCS Division V playoffs)

COACH: Eliot Smith

SCOUTING REPORT: The all-around excellence of senior point guard Marcus Wells keeps Lick amongst the league’s elite.

Marin Academy Wildcats

THIS SEASON: 8-3

LAST SEASON: 9-17

COACH: Michael Coffino

SCOUTING REPORT: New coach Coffino has the Wildcats averaging 61.9 points per game, up from 39.3 last season.

Stuart Hall Knights

THIS SEASON: 7-6

LAST SEASON: 24-6 (lost 47-44 to Head-Royce of Oakland in second round of NCS Division V playoffs)

COACH: Charles Johnson

SCOUTING REPORT: The defending BCL West tournament champs have one of The City’s best outside shooters in Winslow Hicks, averaging 19.0 points per game.

University Red Devils

THIS SEASON: 10-3

LAST SEASON: 21-8 (lost 89-58 to Cloverdale in first round of NCS Division V playoffs)

COACH: Randy Bessolo

SCOUTING REPORT: Senior point guard Shimon Lin may not pile up the stats, but he controls the tempo for the Red Devils.

Urban Blues

THIS SEASON: 11-5

LAST SEASON: 7-19

COACH: Renard Monroe

SCOUTING REPORT: Forward Anders Eddy and the Blues have dug in defensively, allowing an average of 39.0 points per game throughout the nonconference schedule.

TUESDAY'S LEAGUE OPENERS

BCL CENTRAL

International at Bay (Letterman Gym), 5:30 p.m.

Leadership at Pescadero, 5:30 p.m.

Waldorf at Gateway, 5:30 p.m.

BCL WEST

Crystal Springs Uplands at Drew, 5:30 p.m.

University at Stuart Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Marin Academy at Urban (Kezar Pavilion), 7 p.m.

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