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Suburban Council is wide open in 2010-11

BH-BL Spartans

Head coach: George Dudas

Returning players: Jake Batty (senior forward), Brandon Beatty (senior guard), Keaton Flint (senior guard), Devon Stark (senior guard), Jayson Sullivan (junior guard)

Outlook: The defending Section II Class A champs took a major hit in the frontcourt with the graduation of Zach Morton and Jacob Meyers. Then, Rory Little suffered a back injury, sidelining him for the season.

"We lost our inside, but that's OK," said Dudas. "We'll piece it back together. We have our outside back."

Not having a strong inside presence means that players like Beatty and Flint will have to be accurate with their perimeter shots.

"Everybody has new roles that they have to get used to," said Dudas. "[The offense] won't run through the centers that much anymore. It will be more balanced."

Niskayuna Silver Warriors

Head coach: Mike Black

Returning players: A.J. Akpanikat (senior forward), Kyle Bayly (senior guard), Chris Finn (senior guard), John-Michael Fragnoli (senior forward), Peyton Houghtaling (senior forward)

Newcomer: Chris Giglio (junior guard)

Outlook: The Silver Warriors are one of the few teams in the Suburban Council not facing a major rebuilding project, as they return five key players from last year.

"The thing we like about this group is that there is some skilled size and that's something that we haven't always had," said Black. "Also with the experience factor that we have, these guys know how hard it is to win in the Suburban Council and what it takes to win."

Bayly and Fragnoli were two of Niskayuna's most consistent scorers last year, but Black said that his team won't have to rely on just those two players.

"We feel that we have legitimately five or six guys who can put the ball in the basket," said Black.

Saratoga Blue Streaks

Head coach: Mitch Snyder

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