Video: Preseason Top 25 basketball rankings
Breaking down the national contenders heading into the 2019-20 season.
Head Coach: Nick Irvin
Last Season: No. 92 in final Top 100, 29-5 (IHSA Class 3A Sectional finalist)
Dec. 26-30 vs. TBD — Beach Ball Classic
The Mustangs pursue their third IHSA Class 3A state title in the last four seasons behind a strong returning core led by Adam Miller, the 2018-19 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year.
Returning next to Miller in the backcourt, talented floor-general Watson again will be a catalyst after a strong summer on the AAU circuit.
Burrell and Davenport are other key returners who will be relied heavily upon to increase their production from last season, while incoming transfer Weston looks to make an immediate impact.
Although Morgan Park fell just short of a third consecutive state championship last season, a strong year was rewarded with a Top 100 finish nationally.
Their standing as the top-ranked Illinois team will be tested early in the season with a Nov. 25 showdown with fellow Chicago power Whitney Young.
A tough schedule features matchups with Bogan, Simeon, Curie Marian Catholic and the aforementioned Whitney Young along with a trip to the Beach Ball Classic.