Members of the Wildcats’ basketball team had their first practice Wednesday. Some more players are expected once the football season is over. Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta is in his third year and this year could be special.
First of all, Coach Cipoletta expects to have good numbers. Plus he has played lots of young players the past few years and though they took their lumps, they now have experience. And then there’s Victor Iwaukor, a cat quick 6 foot 7 sophomore who thrilled crowds at JV games last year with his dunks and blocked shots. He’s expected on the varsity this year. The Wildcats return excellent three point shooters Keaston Willis and Bryson Lynn along with athletic Ke’Ontae Dunn and some others.
Some of last year’s JV sharpshooters have decided not to return but some athletic big players are expected to help out on varsity. Coach Cipoletta also expects footballers Simeon Taylor and Ryan Humphries to return once football finishes up. Taylor played a lot as a freshman before injury knocked him out last year. Humphries skipped basketball last year after being a solid scorer on the freshman team two years ago.
The Wildcats will scrimmage Princeton and Royse City at Emory Rains on November 5 and Royse City and Denison at Royse City November 10 before opening the season November 15 at Athens.