Posted On: 11/27/19 1:17 PM

Over the next month, we'll continue to preview the top teams and players in each of the 16 regions as we move toward the 2019-2020 regular season. As part of our preview, we are breaking down the regional title contenders and the top college prospects in every region. We continue with the twelfth region, where several teams are in the hunt for the title.

Top Five Regional Title Contenders:

South Laurel - After falling short of their goals last season, the Cardinals return some veteran leadership but will need to fill the void left by the graduation of JJ Ramey. Senior Matt Cromer is the best player in the region and fellow Senior Brett Norvell is ready for a big season after having a productive AAU summer. If Alex Hostettler and Micah Anders can step up to fill the scoring void left by Ramey, South should be the best team in the 13th.

North Laurel - Coach Nate Valentine inherits a talented roster led by leading returning scorer Reed Sheppard who averaged 16 points per game as an 8th grader. Fellow freshman Ryan Davidson should be a varsity starter after sitting out last year after re-classifying to the 2023 class. Cole Kelley and Isaiah

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