Outlook: In a wide-open race with more questions than answers, Steinmetz and Payton rate the role of favorites with emerging program Alcott the dark horse candidate.
Top five players
Davion Benton, Alcott, G, Sr.; Allen Loggins, Alcott, F, Sr.; Matt Rivera, Steinmetz, G, Sr.; Keyonte Sutton, North Grand, F, Jr.; Anthony Tripp, Roosevelt, G, Jr.
Did you know? Defending Green-North champion Alcott is the only squad in the six-team conference that finished with a winning record last year.
Quote: “Payton is the team to beat. We beat them in overtime last year, but we have more questions than they do.” — Steinmetz coach Brad Dowling
Predicted finish: Payton, Steinmetz, Alcott, Roosevelt, Senn, North Grand