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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…
2. Bradley Tech
6. Bay View
10. Career & Tech Ed
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.