Head coach: Steven Bentz, sixth season (79-57 career at Chaparral)
2017-18 record: 15-9 (11-1 3A Sunrise/first)
Returning lettermen (starters): Eight (four)
Top players: G Elijah Briggs (Sr.), F Meshach Hawkins (Jr.), F Dejonte Allen (Sr.), F Bray Cairyn (Sr.), G Sameal Anderson (Sr.)
Outlook: The Cowboys return four starters from a team that won the Sunrise League last year.
Allen (8 points per game), Briggs (7.6 ppg), Hawkins (7 ppg, 7 rebounds per game) and Cairyn (5 ppg) will be among the leaders on this year’s squad.
“We expect to be a balanced and deeper team this year with a multitude of players who complement one another with their skill sets,” Bentz said. “The balance should allow us to compete in our division for a good playoff seed and into the regional playoffs.
“I’m excited about our group to see how hard they can work to achieve their goals this season.”