Jones Boys Basketball Preview

Written By: Senior Joeli Holbrook

Going into the 2020 season the Longhorns are losing three seniors who contributed to the team tremendously, each of which were leading scorers. Senior Corbin Talley was the overall leading scorer last season and is making his last return in this 2020 season.

2018-2019 record: 9-17

Head Coach: Derek Verner

Assistant Coach: Curtis Finchum

Coach’s record: 38-39

Key departed players:

Nick Watson, Forward, ppg. 10.2

Jase Farmer, Center, ppg. 9.4

Jarren Maples, Guard, ppg. 7.1

Key returning players:

Corbin Talley, Senior, Point Forward, ppg. 11.3

Elijah Reed, Junior, Point Guard, ppg. 3.8

Miguel Ocampo, Senior, Combo Guard, ppg. 3.2

Carson May, Sophomore, Forward,  ppg. 2.4

Isaac Foster, Junior, Forward/Center, ppg. 1.7

Syler Berry, Junior, Forward, ppg. 0.9

Key new players:

Ory Gaul, Junior, wing

PJ Davis, Senior, forward, (held out due to transfer last season)

Team Stats:

Scoring offense: 50.6

Scoring defense: 55.3

Field-Goal percentage: 40.9%

Three-Point percentage: 29.7%

Free-Throw percentage: 65%

Assists per game: 9.5

Turnovers per game: 16.7

Projection: 

Star player Corbin Talley is measured at 6’3 and was 46% from the field last year, he will definitely be the driving force of this team. Elijah Reed, measured at 5’9, leads in assists with an average of 2.3 per game and is a very good ball handler. Carson May is expected to be a major key player due to his size, measured at 6’4, and his ability to finish at the rim.  This years’ regular season will be a challenge with teams like Cassidy, Mount St. Mary, Oklahoma Christian School, Meeker, Harrah, Dale, Bethel and more. By losing three major players the Longhorns may have a tough time getting back into the groove of things but they still have players who will put in everything it takes to achieve their goals.

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