A list of the state’s top 25 boys basketball players, CIAC schools only. List compiled by Joe Morelli.
Tyler Ancrum, 5-9, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G
All about Tyler: On the FCIAC’s best team, Ancrum will be an integral part of the Hilltoppers’ Class LL title chances.
Arkel Ager, 6-5, St. Joseph, Jr., G/F
All about Arkel: May end up being the go-to guy for the Cadets now that Quincy McKnight has departed.
Kahari Beaufort, 6-4, East Hartford, Sr., G
All about Kahari: The best player in the Central Connecticut Conference? Maybe.
Shane Christie, 6-2, Hillhouse, Sr., G
All about Shane: Must shoulder more of the offensive responsibility now that Andre Anderson and Bobby Bynum have departed.
Paschal Chukwu, 7-1, Fairfield Prep, Sr., C
All about Paschal: Providence-bound Chukwu blocks everything in his path. The key to the Jesuits’ SCC and Class LL championship hopes.
Raiquan Clark, 6-4, Hillhouse, Sr., G/F
All about Raiquan: Became an offensive force during Hillhouse’s postseason run to conference and state titles last season. The sky is the limit for Clark.
E.J. Crawford, 6-0, Simsbury, Jr., G
All about E.J.: The Trojans emerged in the CCC in large part due to Crawford. Now, can he lead them to some postseason success?
Steve Enoch, 6-8, Norwalk, Jr., C
All about Steve: Should be interesting when Enoch goes up against Greenwich’s Alex Wolf in the pivot on Jan. 21.
Tremaine Fraser, 6-2, Trinity Catholic, Sr., G
All about Tremaine: One of the holdovers from last year’s Class L state finalist.
Andre Frederick, 6-8, Hand, Sr., C
All about Andre: Transfer from Detroit has already signed with Robert Morris.
Josh Fleming, 6-1, Wilbur Cross, Sr., G:
All about Josh: Sharpshooter one-half of the dynamic offensive duo with Chan Williams-Bey for the Governors.
Ian Gardner, 6-1, Kolbe Cathedral, Sr., G
All about Ian: The Cougars’ top player can score in a variety of different ways. Almost impossible for SWC opponents to stop.
Levy Gillespie Jr., 6-3, Capital Prep, Sr., G
All about Levi: Must shoulder more of the offensive load now that Khalil Dukes has moved on to Southern Cal.
Roy Kane, 6-5, Norwalk, Jr., F
All about Roy: Certainly one of the top scorers in Fairfield County this season.
Chris Lowry, 6-1, Woodstock Academy, Sr., G
All about Chris: Hoping to lead Woodstock Academy to back-to-back Class L state titles.
Obi Mamoh, 6-8, Farmington, Sr., F
All about Obi: Register All-State Third Team selection. Mamoh can make an argument that he is the top returnee in the CCC this season.
Winston Morgan, 6-0, East Catholic, Sr., G
All about Winston: Key member of a veteran group returning for East Catholic.
Ryan Murphy, 6-1, Fairfield Prep, So., G
All about Ryan: Part of the state’s best returning backcourt for the Register’s No. 1 preseason team.
Tom Nolan, 6-1, Fairfield Prep, Sr., G
All about Tom: Confident ballhandler, shooter and leader for the Jesuits.
Elijah Pemberton, 6-2, Xavier, Jr., G
All about Elijah: Can he be mentioned yet in the same sentence as the late, great former Xavier point guard Chauncey Hardy?
Tyshon Rogers, 6-5, Crosby, Sr., G-F
All about Tyshon: The best returning player in the Naugatuck Valley League by leaps and bounds.
Roosevelt Shider, 5-8, Wilcox Tech, Sr., G
All about Roosevelt: Good things come in small packages when it comes to Shider.
Issac Vann, 6-5, Bunnell, Sr., G/F
All about Issac: Helped Bunnell to its best season in program history a year ago. Can he carry the Bulldogs to further heights this season?
Chan Williams-Bey, 6-5, Wilbur Cross, Sr., F
All about Chan: Silky-smooth player on the perimeter and in the lane. Tough to stop one-on-one.
Alex Wolf, 6-9, Greenwich, Sr., C
All about Alex: Hopes to take the Cardinals to the upper echelon in the FCIAC this season.