Long Island Lutheran’s (Brookville, New York)
Location: Brookville, New York
Preseason Rank: 9
2018-19 record: 25-2
Final 2018-19 Super 25 ranking: 9
The Crusaders return the key pieces of a state championship team that finished in the Top 10 of the Super 25 last season.
Senior point guard Andre Curbelo, an Illinois commit who averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals a game, Hugo Bergstrom, a senior point guard, and shooting guard Jalen Celestine, who averaged 13 points, six rebounds and five assists a game, form one of the most talented backcourts in the country.
Senior forward Zed Key, an Ohio State Commit who averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds a game, junior forwards Drissa Traore, who averaged 10 points and eight rebounds a game, and Paul Jordan give the Crusaders a solid and deep frontline.
Long Island Lutheran has the talent and the depth that will make them more than formidable even against fellow Super 25 teams this season.