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. 5: HUNTINGTON PREP
Location: Huntington, W.Va.
2014-2015 record: 31-3
Final Super 25: 5
Miles Bridges (15.7 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.5 apg), a 6-6 small forward and a Michigan State commit, is the top returnee for the Fighting Irish. Bridge is ranked as the No. 8 player overall and No. 3 player at his position in the Class of 2016.
Other key players include: Indiana commit Curtis Jones (15.3 ppg, 3.9 apg), a 6-3 senior guard; 6-8 senior wing Micah Thomas (14 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 bpg), a transfer from Briarcrest (Eads, Tenn.); and Onuralp Bitim, a shooting guard from Turkey.
Bitim, a 6-5 shooting guard, made the all-tournament team at the FIBA U16 European Championships, averaging 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals in eight games for the bronze medalists.
Scheduled season opener: Nov. 9, vs. Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.)