Coach: Mike King, 12th season (195-107)
2018-19 Record: 21-9, 13-1 in Southern Carolinas
• Returning Starters: Colin Thomas, 6-0 junior guard (13.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists); David Pino, 6-4 senior forward (10.0 points, 7.2 rebounds); Kevin McArdle, 6-3 junior forward (6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds); Jack Dortch, 5-11 senior guard (7.0 points); Kevin Dumser, 6-0 junior guard (4.8 points)
• Newcomer: Kyle Hanchard, 6-1 sophomore guard
• The Dish: The Cougars had lost a lot of talent going into last season, but with that brought the arrival of Thomas, a crafty guard with a knack of getting to the rack, and Pino, a steady forward, as leaders and all-conference performers. They’re back and form a great 1-2 punch for the defending conference champs. McArdle had some big games last season and will need to hit the boards with the Cougars again undersized. Dortch and Dumser played a bunch and started at times last year and offer leadership in the backcourt. Newcomer Hanchard will back up at the point, but Catholic will need to find another couple of rotation players. Expect this team to again compete for the league crown.