FAIRBANKS-Now we take a glance at the boy's basketball season that is just a few weeks away.
This could be West Valley's year to capture a MAC title. There are some pieces around Sophomore Daniel Hornbuckle who will lead the Wolfpack this season.
Lathrop finished fifth in the state last year but graduated their four best players. Kyle Carlson, Cole Berner and Terrell Ford could fill the void.
North Pole head coach Steve Bouldin has his guys participating in early morning workouts as they prepare to possibly upset Lathrop or West Valley in the MAC. Khalil Steward and Deaundre Campbell will be key.
In 3A the Monroe Rams will be looking for a three peat. Seniors Scooter Bynum, David Stepovich and Tyler Wells will lead another talented Rams squad.
Hutchison's Dareen Silas graduated but guards Daniel Paige, Michael Benson and Emmanuel Pacheco will pick up the slack.
The Eielson Ravens will try to make noise this year under new head coach Cornelius Mingo.
We'll have team previews from the Interior basketball teams as their first games get closer. Monroe, Eielson, Lathrop and Delta tip off next Saturday Dec 14.