NO. 8 SHADOW MOUNTAIN
Preseason Rank: 8
2017-18 record: 25-2
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: 7
The Matadors post, arguably, the most accomplished backcourt in the country in point guard Jovan Blacksher (16 ppg., 4.1 rpg, 7.2 apg., 6.2 spg.), a Grand Canyon commit, and point guard Jaelen House (19 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 5.2 apg., 6.2 spg.), an Arizona State commit. Both players have won three-straight state titles.
They’ll be joined by fellow starters from last season, Jalen Williams and Shemar Morrow, both forwards. The Matadors also welcome one of the top freshman guards in the country in De’Vontes Cobbs this season.
Their frantic pace and stifling pressure should devastate the opposition again this season.