GLENDALE — You could form a pretty lethal basketball team just from the list of all-league, and in some cases All-CIF, players who graduated from the four area boys' teams that made the CIF playoffs last season.
Flintridge Prep will forge on without its four-year starting backcourt of Edmund Chow and Jonathan Woo, while Crescenta Valley lost its pair of aces in the post, Coltrane Powdrill and Nick Dragovich.
Renaissance Academy is a vastly different team without its Big Three of Gil Tacita, Dushon Carter and Bryan Bourgeoise and St. Francis bid farewell to standout guard Tommy Jordan.
These teams will be going in a new direction for the 2010-11 season personnel-wise, but not exactly with the mindset of starting over, as the hope among all is that a younger wave of players will be able to step in and quickly provide some continued stability.
Renassiance went the farthest in the area last season, advancing to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V-A playoffs. They also lost the most, as senior point guard Ed Burrows and junior center Jessy Cantinol are the only returning varsity starters, with junior guard Troy Fontinilla also back. Other than that, the Wildcats have a lineup consisting of underclassmen, first-time varsity players and transfers.