BAY DIVISION * ANNAPOLIS (23-3): The defending state 4A champion has height, speed and eight veteran players, including high-scoring 6-6 senior G Delmore Howard, 6-5 senior F Dennis Edwards and 6-5 junior F Rob Wooster. Coach John Brady will again employ a Loyola Marymount-style running game. If 6-9 senior Jon Holden can fill the shoes of graduated All-Metro center Ted Cottrell, the Panthers are loaded.
* BROADNECK (20-4): Except for 7-2 German import Boris Beck, the Bruins (Region IV finalists) will be rather small. Senior point G Johnny Williams (5-11) is the only returning starter, and 6-0 senior F Marlon Bailey and 6-3 senior F Damien Spain have experience.
* QUEEN ANNE'S (2-18): Merv Daugherty, coach of the Lions from 1981-87, returns with an emphasis on defense with 6-1 senior point G Larry Hynson, 6-2 senior G Aaron Jones, 6-5 senior F Dan Ward and 6-5 junior F John O'Neal.
* OLD MILL (17-7): Heading the team is all-county 6-2 senior F Damien Sewell (12 ppg), joined by veterans 5-9 junior G Ravon Austin, 6-3 senior F Shawn Craig, 6-1 senior F Will Crowder and 5-10 senior G Nijui Truesdale. Everybody else is up from a 17-3 junior varsity.
* SEVERNA PARK (12-11): Eleventh-year coach Wayne Mook will employ a running offense. The top returning scorer is 6-4 junior G Scott Brown (12 ppg). Other veterans are 6-4 senior F Darrick Moran, 6-2 junior F Bob Evans, 6-4 junior F Ilya Chase and 6-0 senior G Eric Brown.
FRIENDSHIP DIVISION * ARUNDEL (6-16): Junior 6-3 F Trevelin Queen (13 ppg, 8 rpg) heads a team dominated by juniors -- 6-4 F Graham Niemi, 6-3 G Craig Dorsey and 6-4 F Desi Lomax.
* CHESAPEAKE (2-20): The Cougars played well in scrimmages against St. Frances and Towson Catholic and are counting on 5-10 senior point G Mark Hall, 6-4 junior F Wes VanWambeck and the continued development of 6-8 senior C Brian King.
* GLEN BURNIE (10-10): Gone is the region's leading scorer, Mike Thibeault, now at Maryland. Two seniors, 5-8 G Kyle Hackett and 5-10 G Carlton Ash, and 6-5 junior C Jeff Gross had appreciable playing time last season. Eleven junior varsity promotees are led by sophomores, 6-2 F Vernon Osborne and 6-0 G Dwayne Newton.
* MEADE (12-11): Meade is led by 6-4 senior F Ron Hubbard, a double-digit scorer and capable rebounder, and 6-1 G David Beck, a West Point appointee and good perimeter shooter. Two seniors, 6-1 G Ray Sommerville and 5-9 G Jason Thomas, have experience.
* NORTH COUNTY: The first-year Knights have four players -- 6-0 G C.J. Prince, 6-1 G Shawn Moyer, 6-1 G Rob Miller and 6-1 G Troy Ross -- who started at either Brooklyn Park or Andover last season. There is only one player over 6-1. 2A-3A LEAGUE * NORTHEAST (17-7): Top veterans are three-year starting point Gene Pleyo, a 6-0 junior, 6-3 senior G Steve Strauss, 6-3 senior F/C Kevin Mursch, 6-0 senior F Alan Tetrault and 6-1 senior G Craig Everett.
* SOUTH RIVER (11-12): A solid nucleus of returning players is led by 6-0 junior G Albert Lee and 6-0 senior F Larry Gross. Good size in the middle will come from 6-5 sophomore C Darren Hall and 6-3 junior F Edmund Hicks.
* SOUTHERN (13-6): Experience comes from senior point G Vincent Barnett (24.4 ppg), 5-7 senior G Clayton Pinkney and 6-2 senior F Alvin Gross. Junior varsity grad Mike Eicens is, at 6-3, the tallest player.