No. 9: Mater Dei
Location: Santa Ana, Calif.
2015-16 record: 27-5
Final 2015-16 Super 25 ranking: Unranked
The Monarchs won the Fairfax tournament over the summer and return four starters, led by junior PG Spencer Freedman (17.0 ppg, 7.0 apg) and senior 6-7 F Justice Sueing (11.0 ppg).
Other key returnees include 6-10 C Miles Brookins (2.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg), a La Salle commit who gets his chance after sitting behind Michael Cage last season; 6-9 junior F Michael Wang; and 6-5 senior W Matt Weyand.
Expect more this season from junior forward Reagan Lundeen, junior F Harrison Butler and sophomore F Clay Donohue.