South Bend Riley enters the third year of the Damezi Anderson era this season. In the first two years, Riley has two sectionals titles and a regional. Will they make another deep run this season? South Bend Riley is the fifth team in Indiana Basketball Source’s preseason rankings.
When a team goes 22-2 and graduates three main contributors, it is natural to expect a drop off in the next season. That likely won’t be the case with Merrillville. The Pirates have reloaded with as much talent as they had last year. The sixth-ranked team in the Indiana Basketball Source preseason rankings in Merrillville.
Carmel has been a juggernaut under head coach Scott Heady. The Greyhounds have won two state titles and four sectional championships in his six years. The pieces change but Carmel’s success doesn’t. Carmel ranks 8th in the Indiana Basketball Source preseason rankings.
Lawrence North has incredible talent up and down its roster. How will it mesh this season for legendary coach Jack Keefer? That is the $64,000 question. Lawrence North is the seventh-ranked team in Indiana Basketball Source’s preseason rankings.
Ben Davis has as much talent as any team in Indianapolis. Is this the year that Mark James gets his first sectional title at Ben Davis? The Giants are the 9th ranked team in Indiana Basketball Source’s preseason rankings.