Milwaukee City Conference Preview

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Posted On: 10/26/18 11:46 AM

Looking ahead to the 2018-19 season, Prep Hoops Wisconsin breaks down the race in the Milwaukee City Conference…

PROJECTED STANDINGS

1.  Washington

2. Bradley Tech

3.  Madison

4. King

5. Vincent

6. Bay View

7.  Riverside

8. Hamilton

9. North

10. Career & Tech Ed

11. South

12. Marshall

13. Pulaski

 

FAVORITE

Going undefeated in conference play last season, Washington reloads with the state’s most explosive scorer Deontay Long and the No. 2 ranked player in 2021 Michael Foster Jr   Jordan Dinsmore won’t be easy to replace, but the Purgolders have a couple of young up and comers ready to contribute such as Chianti Clay.

DARK HORSE

Milwaukee Bradley Tech returns two double figure scorers from last season in Arion Burns and Montavis Henry. The Trojans are also going to get help from a strong freshman class that will provide some dangerous scoring ability and depth.

SURPRISE TEAM

Milwaukee King has some exciting pieces as well as some veteran leadership. The Generals stand fourth in our preseason conference rankings, but you could make a case for that No. 2 spot.  King finished third last season and returns their top three scorers from last season. If do-it-all forward Marcus Kartes    can  play bigger than his size and hang with some of the bigs he’s going to have to face  this season, there’s a great chance that King could finish higher than fourth. 

 

PROJECTED FIRST-TEAM ALL CONFERENCE 

G Robert Anderson – Vincent

G Deontay Long – Washington

G Lashon Lee – North

G Arion  Burns – Bradley Tech

G Marquis Barry – Hamilton

G Quinton Murrell – King

F Montavis Henry – Bradley Tech

F Marcus Kartes – King

F Kyran Gaines – Madison

F Michael Foster – Washington

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Deontay Long    was named co-player of the year as a junior. Last season, he averaged  28.4 ppg  while leading Washington to the Division 2 state championship game. With the Purgolders  heading into the season as a strong favorite in the conference, it’s  likely Long’s award to lose.

BREAKOUT PLAYER

Milwaukee Bradley Tech freshman guard Jeffery Brazziel     is not only one of the best freshman in the state, but in the country.  The 6-foot-3  guard drew national headlines over the summer.  Although  the Trojans return some productive seniors, Brazziel will be a key focal point to their offense this season.

SURPRISE PLAYER

Transferring from Dominican, sophomore wing Quinton Murrell should turn some heads in the City Conference. He averaged just over two points per game last season, but showed some flashes in fall league. A lengthy, athletic wing with range, look for Murrell to bolster Milwaukee King this season.