David Gately has moved on as head coach, but he left behind some talent for TJ Jordan, an assistant last year who takes over as the head coach of the McDonogh boy’s basketball program.

Under Gately, the Eagles returned to the MIAA A Conference playoffs the last two seasons after a long absence, one of the key ingredients in both of those seasons was returning junior Noah Locke. A 6-foot-3 combo guard, Locke averaged 17 points per game last year and earned All-MIAA honors. He entered this season with 860 career points and should surpass the 1,000 point career mark at some point in the year.

Senior point guard Damian Chong-Qui has already passed the 1,000 point milestone, passing the mark during the Eagles’ 2-0 start this season. Chong-Qui averaged 17.5 points per page last year.

Also back from last year is senior Jaedon Willis, while 6-foo-7 forward Malik Hudson, who already has college offers from Millersville and Bowie State has transferred from Texas. Hudson is expected to give the Eagles strength on the boards.

Jordan previously served as an assistant at Susquehanna and Lehigh Universities and he was the head coach of the McDonogh JV the last two years.

MCDONOGH EAGLES

Head Coach: TJ Jordan (1st year)

Returning Players: 5

Top Players:
Noah Locke, Jr., G (All-MIAA last year)
Damian Chong-Qui, Sr., G
Jaedon Willis, Sr.
Malik Hudson