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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
New London tops preseason basketball rankings

By By Mike Grimala

New London begins the 2011-12 season where it left off last year, at No. 1 in the POWERADE state rankings. Led by senior guard Kris Dunn, the Whalers will look to claim their second consecutive Class L state championship. Last year's Class L runner-up, No. 4 Northwest Catholic, should also be in the running again behind junior forward Kuran Iverson.

Strengthened by incoming transfers like junior forwards Kyle Washington and Austin Colbert, No. 2 Hotchkiss sports a stacked roster that should be the cream of the NEPSAC.

Connecticut POWERADE preseason rankings
  1. New London
  2. Hotchkiss School
  3. St. Joseph-Trumbull
  4. Northwest Catholic
  5. Trinity Catholic
Click here for complete POWERADE state rankings