St. Mark's tops preseason basketball rankings

St. Mark's is familiar with being ranked No. 1 in the POWERADE state rankings, just like the Lions are used to housing the best player in Massachusetts. The latest super-prospect to come from St. Mark's is senior center Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-footer who is ranked No. 6 in the ESPNU 100. If that's not enough, the Lions have additional firepower in the form of shooting guard Nik Stauskas, a native Canadian who checks in at No. 83 in the ESPNU 100. Together, they have St. Mark's in the top spot of the just-released preseason state rankings.

Massachusetts POWERADE preseason rankings

  1. St. Mark's

  2. Northfield-Mt. Hermon

  3. Central Catholic

  4. New Mission

  5. Worcester Academy

Click here for complete POWERADE state rankings.