The Maryland Groove 19-and-under basketball team, featuring five county players, leaves next Wednesday for Jacksonville, Fla., and the AAU Junior Men's National Tournament.
The Groove, under the direction of Arundel High coach Gerald Moore, includes seven other players from the Baltimore area. The team qualified for the nationals by winning the Junior Men's Eastern Zone Championships last month at Central Senior High.
The championship game of the nationals is July 1.
"Hopefully, we'll be there," said Moore, who has coached the Groove for four years.
"I'm not surprised that this crew is going. This is the best team I've ever been associated with."
The roster includes Dennis Edwards and Delmore Howard (both of Annapolis), Steve Strauss (Northeast), Brian Parker (Meade) and C. J. Prince (North County).