Overview: This was the season Deschenes anticipated when he moved over from St. Dom’s and took the Gray-NG job three season ago. The Patriots will have a nice mixture of balance and experience. Kariotis was third team all-WMC last season and has added to his game. St. Pierre and Chanlatte were both starters last season and make up a very quick backcourt. Magno has improved his low-post scoring game and could be a double-double guy on a nightly basis. Haskell and Keenan provide length and will be vital to the Gray-NG defense. A playoff berth is the goal and appears to be within reach, although it will require continued improvement in an always-tough WMC.

Coach: Ryan Deschenes (third year)

Last year’s record: 3-15

Returning players: Seniors — Andreas Kariotis (6-1 guard/forward), Tyler St. Pierre (5-10 guard), J.T. Magno (6-3 forward), David Chanlatte (5-8 guard; Juniors  — Zack Haskell (6-3 forward), Kyle Keenan (6-5 forward).

Key losses: Sam Johnson (5-11 guard), Brandon Thibeault (5-10 guard), Justin McKenna (5-11 guard), Spencer Harriman (6-1 forward).

Promising newcomers: Senior — Andrew Ellingson (6-4 center); Juniors — R.J. Chamberlain (5-11 forward), Justice Bowie (5-8 guard); Sophomores — John Henry (5-10 guard), Tanner Mann (5-11 forward).