Coach: Joe Badgett, second season (31-3)
2018-19 Record: 31-3
• Starters: Myles Hunter, 6-7 senior forward; Kenny Gwynn Jr., 6-5 senior forward; Justin Taylor, 6-3 junior wing; Glenn Bynum, 6-5 junior forward; Ben Burnham, 6-8 junior post
• Key Contributors: Elijah Gray 6-7 sophomore forward; Kyle Bean, 6-3 sophomore guard; Bryson Pisacano, 5-9 junior guard; Julian Arias, 5-9 sophomore; Jackson Coffey 6-7 junior forward; Elijah Green, 5-8 freshman guard; Tyree Bracey, 6-6 sophomore forward; Nic Wilson, 5-9 junior guard
• The Dish: Coach Badgett and his Cougar team enjoyed a dream season, winning a state title with a senior-heavy team weighed down by expectations. Those five starters are all gone, but don’t feel sorry for the Cougars. At 6-7, Hunter is a high school coach’s worst nightmare as far as matchups with his crisp inside-out game. Gwynn is a talented forward who does it all well and both of those guys played big roles last season. From there, the Cougars are mostly all newcomers or guys in much different roles from last year. Bynum and Burnham give the Cougars plenty of size, and the options at guard behind Taylor are extensive. The Cougars won’t be as good, but they are still the champs until someone takes their crown.