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N-G Preseason Top 5: Central No. 2

Why No. 2?

The Maroons graduated the top two scorers from a Class 3A Sweet 16 team, but rebounding leader Luke Beesley returns, as does Noah Wells, who tied for the team lead in three-pointers. They are among 10 seniors on the 15-player roster.

How can they move up?

Preseason Top 5: No. 2 Champaign Central

Luke Beesley, Champaign Central senior, talks about his team’s No. 2 ranking in the N-G preseason boys’ basketball poll. 

N-G Preseason Top 5: M-S No. 3

Why No. 3?
The Bulldogs return three of four double-figure scorers from a 15-win team, including 6-foot-9 Texas-El Paso recruit Christian Romine, who was the No. 1 rebounder last winter. All-Corn Belt Conference first-teamer Conner Diedrich was the assists leader.

Preseason Top 5: No. 3 Mahomet-Seymour

Christian Romine, Mahomet-Seymour senior, talks about his team’s No. 3 ranking in the N-G preseason boys’ basketball poll.

N-G Preseason Top 5: A-L/A-H No. 4

Why No. 4?
The Knights have six lettermen back, including two perimeter marksmen from a 25-3 team (Tyler Schuring and Jeremy Plank) who combined to make 102 three-pointers last season. There’s height with 6-foot-7 non-letterman Tanner Brewer.

Preseason Top 5: No. 4 ALAH

Avery Schrock, ALAH senior, talks about his team’s No. 4 ranking in the N-G preseason boys’ basketball poll.  

N-G Preseason Boys' Basketball: STM No. 5

Why No. 5?
The Sabers return two of three double-figure scorers from a 23-8 team that reached a Class 1A super-sectional. Those players (Doug Wallen, 17.0, and Clavin Davis, 12.6) are just starting their sophomore seasons.

Preseason Top 5: No. 5 St. Thomas More

Doug Wallen, St. Thomas More sophomore, talks about his team’s No. 5 ranking in the N-G preseason boys’ basketball poll.  

17-19-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

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11-19-14 Prep Sports Podcast.  Fred Kroner and Scott Richey look at the High School Football playoffs and the start of Girls and Boys Basketball.

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