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’15 Preview: Wossman Wildcats Boys/Girls

Wossman Wildcats | 2014-15 Record: 8-14 | Head Coach: Casey Jones

Coach Casey Jones returns to Wossman after 28 years as the Wildcats new boys’ basketball coach. Coach Jones is a proven winner and a great fit for his Alma mater. Take a glance at Coach Jones Career Record of 406-109 and it speaks for itself. Jones is well respected and a NELA legend in his own right.

To put it simply he is a pillar of the community and continues to do what he does best…win.  Jones overall career record is (406-109), Ouachita: 2001-2010 & 2011-2015 (386-99), Longview: 2010-2011 (20-10). Some of Coach Jones accomplishments include, 2006 LSWA 4A Coach of the Year, 2006 4A State Runner-up, 2009 5A State Championship, 2013 5A State Runner-up, and 11 District Championships.

Wossman will be much improved under Jones who assembled an All-Star coaching staff in Adrian Wilson, Jontae Turpin, and K.D. Turpin. Adrian Wilson, a former Wossman Wildcat point guard won two State Championships in four years as an assistant coach at Carroll High School. Jontae a former Neville All-State point guard went on to play at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and will bring his veteran leadership to the team, while K.D. Turpin a former Neville All-District point guard has significant basketball knowledge and experience.

Coach Jones and the Wildcats should expect an unwavering amount of support from the Wossman fan base this season. Coach Jones and staff primary focus is to maintain a high standard of excellence in the classroom, on the court, and in the community.

Players to Watch:

  • CJ Jones: Junior point guard will become the go to player for the Wildcats. CJ was All-Northeast Louisiana and All-District at Ouachita last season. CJ Jones is a complete point guard who can defend, score, and pass.
  • Anthony Ceaser: Senior guard transfer from Carroll will play a key role for the Wildcats.
  • Zach Smith: Junior guard/forward transfer from Rayville is very talented. Both Ceaser and Smith are All-District players who will contribute immediately.

Wossman Lady Wildcats | 2014-15 Record 18-8 | Head Coach: Matthew Reed

Lost in 2nd round of playoffs to #1 seed Warren Easton 

The Wossman Lady Wildcats return one of the most talented players in Northeast Louisiana Curtessia Dean. As a freshman Dean averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds per game and picked up All-District 2-4A recognition. Dean can play all five positions and at times resembles a female version of Lebron James. No stage is too big for Dean, which was evident when she matched up against one of the top recruits in the country Rayville’s Micaela Wilson. Curtessia Dean scored 33 points, 15 rebounds while holding Wilson to only 9 points, 7 rebounds. Dean and the Lady Wildcats should make a deep playoff run this season.

Players to Watch:

  • Amber Eldridge: Senior forward/center plays well in the low post and can step out and knock down a 15-footer.
  • Kaderielle Turpin: Senior guard that plays excellent defense and has a great basketball IQ.

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