USA TODAY High School Sports will reveal the preseason Super 25 boys basketball rankings as part of “Super 25 in 25,” with one team revealed each hour beginning at noon ET on Thursday and continuing through Friday.
No. 3: OAK HILL ACADEMY
Location: Mouth of Wilson, Va.
2014-2015 Record: 47-1
Final Super 25: 2
The Warriors have a new slate from the squad that finished No. 2 in the Super 25 last season.
The biggest question is whether American Family Insurance ALL-USA forward Harry Giles, a 6-11 senior who averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds a game for Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) last season, is able to come back at any point this season after a knee injury he suffered in the Warriors’ opener. The expectation is that he won’t be following knee surgery for what is being described as a slight ACL tear.
That puts more pressure on 6-8 small forward Mario Kegler (15.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg), a Jackson, Miss., native who played for Arlington County Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) last season. He is ranked No. 32 overall in the Class of 2016 by ESPN.
Other key players: junior point guard Devontae Shuler (25.5 ppg), a transfer from Irmo, S.C.; Alabama commit Braxton Key (20.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists), a 6-7 small forward who played for Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville) last season and was a two-time AA Mr. Basketball in Tennessee; senior 6-9 center Khadim Sy (6.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg), a Virginia Tech commit, was a backup with the Warriors last season; and Maury (Virginia Beach) transfer Matt Coleman, a 6-2 guard who averaged 20.3 points and 5.2 assists as a sophomore last season.
Scheduled season opener: Opened with a 88-43 win at Moravian Prep (Hudson, N.C.) on Tuesday. Plays host to Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) on Friday.