Each month, ESPN RISE will rank the top prep basketball team's in each area. Here are the top five teams for the Greater Boston area.
1. St. Mark's Senior forward Erik Murphy (6-foot-10, 225 pounds) and junior Nate Lubick (6-foot-8, 215 pounds) give the Lions a dominant front line.
2. Central Catholic Last year's Division 1 state champs return junior shotblocker Carson Desrosiers as well as Mr. Clutch, senior guard Billy Marsden.
3. Charlestown The athletic Townies can run 10 deep, and sophomore wing Jeff Amazon (6-foot-3) is one of the best scorers in the city.
4. Brockton The Boxers bring back their top two scorers in senior sharpshooter Jarrod DeVaughn and senior forward Louis Montes.
5. Reading The Rockets could win Division 2 with senior Evan Smotrycz (6-foot-8), who averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds last year.