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1. OAK HILL ACADEMY, Mouth of Wilson, Va. (40--1) Despite losing four starters, including forward Michael Beasley, the Warriors are still loaded. Duke-bound senior guard Nolan Smith, who averaged 17 points last year, is the lone returning starter, but he'll be playing with some stellar transfers: senior guard Alex Legion of Detroit Country Day ( Beverly Hills, Mich.), junior guard Brandon Jennings of Dominguez ( Compton, Calif.), senior forward Julian Vaughn of South Lakes ( Reston, Va.) and junior forward Howard Thompkins of Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.).
2. ARTESIA, Lakewood, Calif. (33--1) The Pioneers are poised for another big season after winning the Division III state title last year. New head coach Loren Grover inherits a talented squad: Senior guard James Harden ( Arizona State) averaged 18.6 points last year; junior guard Malik Story (USC) is an offensive threat; and they added Piney Woods (Miss.) sophomore forward Renardo Sidney.
3. HUNTINGTON, Huntington, W.Va. (25--2) Huntington won its second consecutive Class AAA state title last year behind Patrick Patterson, a senior power forward who averaged 15.6 points. Star guard O.J. Mayo transferred in, so Huntington now has an unstoppable one-two punch.
4. MATER DEI, Santa Ana, Calif. (33--3) The Monarchs, who fell in the state finals last season for the second straight year, have three seniors: forward Taylor King (Duke), who averaged 26.4 points last year, center Alex Jacobson ( Arizona) and guard Kamyron Brown ( Oregon).
6. DEMATHA, Hyattsville, Md. (34--1) Coach Mike Jones has plenty of firepower, including senior guard Austin Freeman ( Georgetown), senior forward Jerai Grant (Clemson) and junior big man Chris Braswell ( Georgetown).
8. ST. BENEDICT'S PREP, Newark (29--2) The Gray Bees won their fourth Prep A title last season in Dan Hurley's five years as coach. Despite losing three top players--Lance Thomas (Duke), David Cubillan ( Marquette) and Eugene Harvey ( Seton Hall)--St. Benedict's is still loaded, led by senior guard Corey Stokes ( Villanova).
9. ST. PATRICK, Elizabeth, N.J. (29--4) Coach Kevin Boyle has one of the nation's top players in senior point guard Corey Fisher ( Villanova), who averaged 16 points last year. Senior forward Jeff Robinson ( Memphis) averaged 13.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
10. NORCROSS, Norcross, Ga. (28--4) Eddie Martin's crew has a good chance of defending its Class AAAAA state title this year, despite losing all-state guard Jodie Meeks, who's now at Kentucky. Senior forward Gani Lawal ( Georgia Tech), who averaged 17.5 points last year, will assume more of the scoring load.