Newcomer: Jackson Shea (junior guard)
Outlook: Replacing the points produced by Matt Miner and Dan Lee won't be easy for the Plainsmen, but they do have the benefit of having a veteran point guard in Reyes.
"Jose has done a great job of running the team," said Dzikas. "We can't expect him to bring the ball up the court, score points and then defend their top player at the other end [this year]. We can expect him to continue doing a good job of running the team."
It will be up to former role players such as Sarrafi-Nour and White to help Shen in its quest to win the North Division for a fourth consecutive year.
"So far, they're working hard, and they're listening to what we're saying in practice," said Dzikas. "We'll see what happens."
Averill Park Warriors
Head coach: Dave Pugliese
Returning players: Ryan Macari (senior guard), Kyle Radzmynski (senior forward), Nick Hess (junior guard)
Outlook: The Warriors must find new scoring sources after the graduation of twin brothers Matt and Mark Joe, along with the other three starters they had last year.
"We're going to play a lot different," said Pugliese. "We're going to share the ball more and get more touches. I don't know who our leading scorer will be night in and night out, but I'm excited about the possibilities that we have."
As a result of having only three players with varsity experience, Pugliese said Averill Park will endure some growing pains as it goes through its league schedule.
"I would think that Bethlehem, Columbia and Mohonasen are the favorites [in the South Division]," said Pugliese. "They return a lot of players."
Head coach. A.G. Irons
Returning players: Scott Clas (senior forward), Bryan Dolan (senior forward), A.J. Generali (senior guard), Mike McLeer (senior guard), Shane Natale (junior guard), Jordan Sperber (senior guard), Ryan Stempsey (senior forward)