``This is the most talented team in Northfield Mount Hermon history," said Carroll, who averaged 27 points and was the team MVP back in 1988-89. "No doubt. We have two guys at every spot."
It's hard to project the starters, but it's likely that holdovers such as 6-foot-1 point guard Garry Correia – who is choosing between Toledo, St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island – and 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward Clive Weeden will get the nod.
Weeden is a role guy who does all of the dirty work.
The Williams twins – Jerrell and Terrell – both return as well. The former Paterson Catholic (N.J.) standouts should see extensive action this season and both of the forwards could end up starting.
Newcomer Tyrone Nash, a 6-foot-6 forward who spurned a late scholarship offer from Tubby Smith and Kentucky to come to NMH, is a near-lock to start – and 6-foot-6 Vermont native Matt Glass, who has been impressive in the preseason thus far and has earned scholarship offers from UMass and Northwestern, will also vie for a starting spot.
Andrew Van Nest, a skilled 6-foot-9 junior out of Weston (Mass.) High, will compete for a starting spot as well. Van Nest needs to get stronger, but he competes – and gives NMH versatility along the frontline.
The depth is evident as the team boasts double-figure guys who have a legitimate chance to play D-1 ball down the road.
R.J. Rutledge is a 6-foot-5 wing from New York who will certainly figure into the equation. Bruno Naylor is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Los Angeles who has drawn mid-major interest – and New Hampshire native Simon McCormack is a 6-foot-5 junior who has attracted D-1 interest.
Add in talented sophomores Derrick Thomas (6-3, 180) and Brian Jones (5-9, 170) and role players such as Bud Gaffney (6-1, 180) and Roahn Shepherd (6-6, 200) and you get a team capable of competing with the big boys this season.
``Our depth is much better than any team we've ever had," Carroll said. "The best part is that we have program guys."