Khari Harley will start at center for the Egg Harbor Township High School boys basketball team.
He is also the team's backup point guard.
That versatility is what makes the 6-foot-7 senior a Division I college prospect.
Harley makes the Eagles a team to watch this season.
"We're expecting the world from him this season," EHT coach George McNally said of Harley.
"He's improved his conditioning, his strength. He handles the ball well and is one of the best shooters on the team."
EHT also will rely on senior point guard Trey Jones, a three-year starter.
"He's a physical kid," McNally said.
Most of all, McNally expects Harley and Jones to be examples for the team's younger players.
The Eagles return few other standouts from last season's 12-12 team. But EHT will feature several talented inexperienced players.
Junior guards Marcus Bynum and Keyshawn McMahon will provide energy.
Junior Jonah Surman and freshman Robinson Normal are perimeter shooters who will help stretch defenses. Ramell Steele, a 6-4 senior, will play inside.
"If we can score in the post, we'll be a difficult team to guard," McNally said. "We're hoping to create some matchup problems. This is the most complete team we've had at EHT in awhile, but it's also the most inexperienced team we've had in awhile."
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League: Cape-Atlantic League American
Group: South Jersey Group IV
Coach: George McNally (207-240, 18 seasons)
Last season's record: 12-12
2012-13 prediction: Spoiler - With veterans Khari Harley and Trey Jones, no CAL team can overlook the Eagles.
Key players: Khari Harley, Sr., 6-7, C; Trey Jones, Sr., 6-1, G; Matt Allen, Sr., 6-0, G; Marcus Bynum, Jr., 5-11, G; Keyshawn McMahon, Jr., 5-8, G; Jonah Surman, Hr., 5-11, G; Robinson Normal, Fr., 5-10, G; Ramell Steele, Sr., 6-4, F; Randy Tran, Sr., 5-10, G; Josh Smith, Sr., 6-2, F.
Dec. 14: vs. Atlantic City, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 16: at Hammonton, noon
Dec. 18: vs. Vineland, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: vs. Bridgeton, 5:30 p.m.
Jan.4: at Absegami, 7 p.m.
Jan. 8: vs. Millville, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: vs. St. Anthony, 6 p.m.
Jan. 11: vs. Holy Spirit, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 15: at Mainland Regional, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: at Middle Township, 7 p.m.
Jan. 22: at Atlantic City, 7 p.m.
Jan. 25: at Vineland, 6 p.m.
Jan. 30: at Brick Township, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 1: vs. Absegami, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 5: at Millville, 4 p.m.
Feb. 8: at Holy Spirit, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12: vs. Mainland Regional, 5:30 p.m.