Video: Preseason Top 25 Basketball RankingsBreaking down the national contenders heading into the 2018-19 season.
Head Coach: Luke BarnwellLast Season:
Players to Watch:Jordan Turner
(6-8, Sr., F) — Committed to Baylor
Dec. 1 - vs. Huntington St. Joseph Prep (Huntington, W. Va.)
— Chicago Elite Classic (Chicago)
Dec. 7 - vs. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
— ARS National Hoopfest (Washington, D.C.)
Dec. 14 - vs. South Garland (Garland, Texas)
— ARS National Hoopfest (Dallas)
Dec. 27-29 - Chick-fil-A Classic (Columbia, S.C.)
Jan. 4 - vs. Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia)
— Cancer Research Classic (Wheeling, W.Va.)
Jan. 5 - vs. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
- Cancer Research Classic
Jan. 17-19 - Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (Springfield, Mo.)
Feb. 9 - vs. Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah)
— Heartland Hoops (Grand Island, Neb.)
The Buffaloes enter 2018-19 with their highest expectations in school history after a 23-2 season last year in which they knocked off perennial powerhouses Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) and St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.).
Sunrise Christian again takes on one of the toughest schedules in the nation this year, traveling to the Chick-fil-A Classic and Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, and facing off against top 25 foes Imhotep Charter, Findlay Prep and South Garland.
Sunrise Christian Academy has a strong mix of key returning contributors and impact transfers — meaning chemistry shouldn't be a major issue for the Buffaloes. Three of the expected starters return from last season with Dante, a third team MaxPreps Sophomore All-American
, set to lead the charge.
Look for the Buffaloes to have another strong season and reach their goal of reaching their first ever GEICO Nationals berth in late March.