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. 7: DeMATHA CATHOLIC
Location: Hyattsville, Md.
2014-2015 record: 33-4
Final Super 25: 19
The Stags have a solid nucleus led by senior guard Markelle Fultz (16.0 ppg), a Washington commit; junior 6-6 forward D.J. Harvey (14.0 ppg); and 6-3 guard Nate Darling (12.0 ppg), an Alabama-Birmingham commit.
Fultz continued his meteoric rise in the eyes of recruiting analysts and is now ranked as the No. 12 player in the nation by ESPN.com. He committed to Washington on national television during the Elite 24 event in New York.
South Central (Winterville, N.C.) transfer Josh Carlton (9.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg), a 6-9 junior center, will contribute right away.
Two freshman guards, Justin Moore and Marvin Price, also will play sooner rather than later.
Scheduled season opener: Dec. 5, vs. St. Vincent’s-St. Mary’s (Akron, Ohio) in Chicago Elite Classic.