Monday November 19, 2012 | 02:49 PM

The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A boys basketball coaches released their annual preseason poll, and defending league champion Hampden Academy is the favorite entering the 2012-13 season.

Lawrence was picked second, followed by Edward Little and Lewiston. Rounding out the top eight were Brunswick, Cony, Bangor and Messalonskee.

The following players were selected by the KVAC A coaches as players to watch entering the season:  Brewer: Brenden Newcombe; Brunswick: Bradford Smith, Konnor Scarponi; Cony: Zac Lachance; Edward Little: Quin Leary; Erskine: Devin Duncan, Caleb McGuire; Hampden: Zach Gilpin, Matt Palmer; Lawrence: Spencer Carey, Nick Noiles, Xavier Lewis; Lewiston: Konne Agossou, Josh Thomas, Stephen Patrie; Messalonskee: Elijah Steele, Travis Stacey; Mt. Ararat: Mason Griffin; Oxford Hills: Jordan Croteau; Skowhegan: Taylor Bacon.

Neither Bangor nor Mt. Blue submitted any players to watch.

About the Author

Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine

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