NO. 18 MOUNTAIN BROOK
Location: Mountain Brook, Ala.
Preseason Rank: 18
2017-18 record: 34-4
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: 20
Mountain Brook is back and looking for its third straight 7A state championship.
They’ll go for one more run with Trendon Watford. The five-star power forward has averaged 23.3 points and 11.1 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals in just 22.8 minutes per game over the last three years.
Watford, who is No. 21 in the Chosen 25, was one of only two players on the team to play at least 20 minutes per game and he was by far the most efficient, but he has more help this year. Guard Colby Jones transferred to Mountain Brook after averaging 23.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game and made the All-Birmingham Second Team, according to Alabama.com.
The Spartans are the favorite to run Alabama again. But can they consistently prove they’re an elite team in the nation?