Rochester Area Boys Basketball

RHbballRochester High

COACH: John Pleasant, fourth season.

RETURNING STARTERS: Billy Klotz, 6-2 sr. F; Taylor Perry, 6-4 jr. F (committed to Western Michigan); Paris Pereria 5-5 jr. PG.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Matt Klotz, 6-3 jr. G; Sean McCann, 5-11 jr. G; Kurt Apostol, 6-2 jr. F; Jason Lee, 5-5 fr. G.

NOTABLES: The Falcons drop down to the OAA Blue Division and will enter that league as instant contenders, along with Hazel Park; the Falcons have a solid starting five but must develop some depth if it is to remain in the league title hunt and win its first league since 2000; Rochester is also shooting for its first district since 1988; Falcons have had a dose of bad luck, with as many as seven players transferring in the past three years that might have been on this year’s roster.

Rochester Adams

COACH: John Hall, 12th season (133-106).

RETURNING STARTERS: Andrew Hammett, 6-3 sr. F (13.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.7 spg; all-league).

KEY NEWCOMERS: Kyle Pelayo, 6-1 jr. G; Zack Littleson, 6-3 soph. F; Press Kampe, 5-6 fr. G.

NOTABLES: Adams will be a different team than last season, when it was all about heady guard play and crisp shooting and distribution; this team will play point guard by committee and look to have more of an inside presence; the development of the post players will go a long way in determining if the Highlanders will be a top contender in the league and a middle of the pack team

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