Coach: Brendan Lyons.
Last year: 7-21, 0-12, seventh in the West Suburban Gold; lost to Proviso West in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals.
Top players: James Pupillo, jr., G; Jordan Garcia, sr., G; Dan McLoughlin, sr., F; Jason Kirschbaum, sr., F; Taylor White, so., F; LaShawnn Edwards, sr., G; Simon Jakubczak, jr., F; Keith Coleman, sr., G.
Scouting report: With Pupillo back and healthy for his third varsity season, the Blazers are eyeing improvement across the board. Pupillo averaged 13.3 points before going down with an injury and missing the remainder of the season following the holiday tournament. Garcia adds additional experience to the backcourt while McLoughlin, who missed the first month last season, returns from his role as sixth man. A more athletic group has strong outside shooting and a strong post presence in 6-foot-4 White. After allowing 55 points a game last season, Lyons believes this group can slice that amount by at least five points a game. “Going into this year I feel better about this team than any I’ve had here,” Lyons said.