Overview: The Saints graduated four players who keyed consecutive runs to the opening round of the playoffs. St. Dom’s will need bigger contributions from role players as well as immediate input from new faces to keep that streak intact. Wagner’s size could give MVC opponents trouble. Bryant may emerge as one of the league’s best all-around players. Four or five teams appear to be battling for league supremacy, but Flaherty feels that the Saints should be competitive with everyone else.
Coach: Todd Flaherty (third year)
Last year’s record: 6-13, lost in Western C preliminary
Returning players: Seniors — Mike Bryant (6-0 guard), Keenan Lynch (6-0 forward), Becket Wagner (6-6 center), Isaac Dean (5-7 guard), Adam Vining (6-1 guard), Luis Allen (6-0 guard).
Key losses: Madison Jalbert (6-0 guard), Eric Ulin (6-2 forward), Matt Dyer (6-4 forward), Cam Raymond (6-1 guard).
Promising newcomers: Sophomore —Sam Rines (6-0 forward); Freshman — Drew Greco (5-8 guard).