Maryland Division III Basketball Season Preview


Stevenson University Athletics (author photo)

The smaller Maryland Division III basketball programs of the Baltimore area have some real good collegiate teams. The Baltimore Wire’s tour of the area’s teams focuses on them this time.

Johns Hopkins University looks to be the real powerhouse at this level. They won the Centennial Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year. And this year the Jays return their top three players: Jimmy Hammer, George Bugarinovic and Gene Williams. Expect them to continue to be strong.

Stevenson will also be quite strong as they barely lost in the Commonwealth Conference title game last year and also return three starters in Justin Kuntz, Erik Fisher and Christian Roberts. Look for them to become as dominant as Johns Hopkins.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland looks like the next to make a run as they have 2 talented starters (Nick LaGuerre and Troy Spurrier) from a decent team last year.

Frostburg Bobcats

Last Year: 3 – 22

Young and inexperienced.

Goucher Gophers

Last Year: 10-15

Finished third in the Landmark Conference last year. Are they primed for a run?

Hood Blazers

Last Year: 18-11

Returning only one starter, but team has potential.

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

Last Year: 17-11

McDaniel Green Terror

Last Year: 18-10

A good team that could make a run again this year.

Salisbury Sea Gulls

Last Year: 14-12

Picked to finish fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference preseason poll, the Sea Gulls could make some waves.

Stevenson Mustangs

Last Year: 21-8

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Seahawks

Last Year: 19-8

Washington Shoremen

Last Year: 5-20

Top eight scorers return but expected to still struggle.