NO. 13 CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC COUGARS
Head Coach: Mike King (10th year as Charlotte Catholic basketball coach).
Coaching Career Record: 149-94.
2016-17 Record: 16-12 (10-4 in SoMeck8 Conference).
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2017-18 Conference: Southern Carolinas’ Conference (SCC)/3A.
Returning Starters (5): Riley Berger, Sr., G (6-1); Matt Ciccone, Sr., F (6-7); Adam Robbe, Jr., G (6-0); Luke Harkins, Sr., G (5-11); Nick Scibelli, Sr., G (6-3).
Other Key Returnees: Garrett McKinstry, Sr., G (6-1); Sean Rogan, Sr., G (6-0).
Outlook: Charlotte Catholic returns all five starters, including four seniors in Berger (7 ppg), Ciccone (7 ppg), Harkins (8 ppg) and Scibelli. Expect Charlotte Catholic to challenge for a SCC title in their first year in the league. The Cougars will also be a team no one wants to play in the postseason -- with a balanced, senior heavy lineup -- a familiar formula that also helped them win the 2016, 4A state championship.