No. 17: St. Benedict’s Prep
Location: Newark, N.J.
2015-16 record: 35-2
Final 2015-16 Super 25 ranking: 12
The Gray Bees lost their leading scorer, David Beatty, as he transferred to Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), but they have seven players 6-8 or taller, led by returning 6-10 senior C Bourama Sidibe (13.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg), who was the leading rebounder on the Under Armour Association circuit.
They also gained a couple of prominent transfers in 6-8 sophomore SF Precious Achiuwa from Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.), along with 6-5 junior SG Matthue Cotton (15.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg) from Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.).
Watch for freshman 6-1 PG Noah Farrakhan, who is expected to start.