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Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 boys basketball countdown: Providence Day Chargers

(L-R) Providence Day has three of the state's top ranked juniors in guards Isaac Sufferen, Trey Wertz and Devon Dotson. The players posed for a portrait on Friday , Nov. 4, 2016.
(L-R) Providence Day has three of the state's top ranked juniors in guards Isaac Sufferen, Trey Wertz and Devon Dotson. The players posed for a portrait on Friday , Nov. 4, 2016. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

PROVIDENCE DAY CHARGERS

Head Coach: Brian Field (11th year as Providence Day head coach)

Coaching Career Record: 180-118

2015-16 Record: 30-4 (10-0 to win CISAA conference title)

Returning Starters: Devon Dotson, Jr., PG (6-1); Trey Wertz, Jr., SG (6-5).

Key Newcomers: Isaac Suffren, Jr., G (6-3); Kyle Wood, Jr., G (5-10); Luke Stankavage, Fr., G (6-0); Jacolbe Cowan, Fr., F (6-5).

Outlook: The defending, NCISAA 3A state champions lost their entire frontcourt to college basketball in Grant Williams (Tennessee), Josh Howard (Brown) and Isaac Johnson (Appalachian State). But coach Brian Field and the Chargers return one of the best backcourts in the state with major Division I recruits Devon Dotson and Trey Wertz (state championship MVP) plus Myers Park transfer Isaac Suffren. That trio will be shooting to help Providence Day defend its CISAA and NCISAA 3A state titles, but will need some help inside to do so.

--JAY EDWARDS

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