By Matthew De George
Bonner-Prendergast’s growth this decade took a definitive step forward in last year’s run to the PIAA Class 4A final, the second straight season the Friars at least made the semifinals.
The challenge shifts this season: The Friars have proven the ability to land and develop top talents, like All-Delcos Isaiah Wong (Miami) and Tariq Ingraham (Wake Forest). But how do they turn the page to the next generation at the same high level?
The leadership will come from the backcourt. Tyreese Watson is the third-leading scorer from last season at 8.0 points per game. He was followed closely by Donovan Rodriguez and Malik Edwards, who should create a dynamic backcourt. Christion Johnson, who played sparingly, will get frontcourt minutes alongside Conwell-Egan transfer Camryn Stewart and newcomer Gestin Liberis.
A young Archbishop Carroll squad navigated injuries and adjustments under first-year coach Francis Bowe to reach the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals last year. There’s talent to replace.