Coach: Marty Parrish, third season (9-40)
2018-19 Record: 6-17, 1-9 in CISAA
• Key returnees: Jacob Dahlberg, 6-2 senior guard (7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists); Hamidou Sidibe, 6-4 senior forward (15.5 points, 4.3 rebounds), Britt Anderson, 6-5 junior forward (7.0 points, 3.2 rebounds); John Ward, 6-6 junior post (2.0 points, 1.2 rebounds)
• Newcomers: Thomas Hailey, 6-6 post; Aden Holloway, 5-11 freshman guard; Joseph Serra, 5-11 sophomore guard; Ifeyani Ufochukwu, 6-9 sophomore post
• The Dish: The Lions won their first-ever 4A playoff game last season but were too inconsistent. This season, they’re sprinkling in some talented newcomers with a core group of returnees. Dahlberg is the consummate point guard to run the Lions attack. Athletic wing Sidibe was one of the city’s top newcomers last season and is back after leading the team in scoring. Anderson and Ward will provide height, toughness and experience. Hailey, who averaged 17 points and nine boards last year with the South Charlotte Panthers, will certainly help inside. Ufochukwu, an international exchange student, will also add size and athleticism. Serra comes from Northside Christian and will help in the backcourt alongside Holloway, the freshman guard who already holds an offer from Syracuse.