Coach: Myron Lowery, sixth season (122-25)
2018-19 Record: 20-7, 12-2 in Southwestern 4A
• Starters: Jordan McPhatter, 5-9 junior guard (9.3 points, 2.8 assists); Ty Black, 5-11 sophomore guard; Jesse Taylor, 6-0 junior forward; Moses Payne, 6-2 junior wing (4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds); Patrick Wessler, 6-11 sophomore center (3.7 points, 3.2 rebounds)
• Key contributors: Chasten Gatewood, 5-9 junior guard; Peyton Scott, 6-2 freshman wing
• The Dish: The Bulldogs have dominated the Southwestern 4A of late, winning four of the past five conference titles. They are replacing four of their top five scorers from last season’s 20-win team, but there is a lot to like here. McPhatter is a three-year starter and a heady guy to lead the Bulldogs. Black is an East Meck transfer who will step right in. Taylor and Gatewood were big-time scorers on the JV team, so they’ll add depth. Scott is very athletic and can play anywhere. Wessler should see his averages triple this season inside. The big man is ranked No. 4 in his class by Phenom Hoops and already holds offers from New Orleans and Elon with many others, including Wake Forest, showing interest.