The 2014-2015 Campaign is gearing up to kick off for the Pack! The Blue Collar Squad came off an impressive 12 win 2013-2104 season last year. The 12 win campaign was the best in school history by 7 games (school record of 5 was tied in 2012-2013). The Wolfpack found themselves 7 points away from a state tournament birth last season falling to a quality New Manchester team. This season brings its own challenges as the Pack moves up to the toughest basketball region in the state, as they embark on their 6A journey.
The Wolfpack is aware of the challenge ahead, but they feel confident in their abilities to make their mark in the new region. This season the Blue Collar squad will return 4 Starters and a slew of experienced players. Dylan Autenrieth (Junior) who average 12 points a game last year will continue to play every position in a versatile manner. Dylan will continue to compete and take his game to even bigger heights this season. Quincy Jackson (Senior) who averaged 7 points a game last year hits the court with a new competitive edge due to his hard work this off season. Ethan Reid (sophomore) started 21 games last year, has put in the time this off season and developed into a true leader. Ethan has tons of potential and he will have a magnificent year. Chad Terrell holds down the post position (sophomore) starting 23 games last season averaging 7 points and 6 rebounds per contest. Chad will continue to elevate his game this season. Senior Matt Phillips is a true blue collar kid who has put in so much time working on his game. Matt may be the best shooter the program has seen due to his impeccable work ethic. Look for Matty Ice to quiet noisy crowds on the road due to his three-point capabilities. Senior Eric Burton is an incredible athlete who knows how to score the basketball. Eric went on to score 17 points twice last season. Eric is a great young man who knows how to play and lead. Senior Rashaun Jackson is a scrappy player who can score in spurts. Rashaun can fill it up from the outside and maybe the best defender in the programs history. Tyler Spayde (Junior) adds another ball handler to the mix. Tyler is a proven ball handler at the varsity level who is a vicious competitor. Chris Jackson (Junior), Logan Abney (sophomore), and Chase Richardson (sophomore) will also see valuable minutes for the Wolfpack this season.
The pack takes on their coaches’ competitive attitude as their mentality is to defend with a purpose. Look for the pack to take their pressure man to man defense to new heights this year as they expand their defensive packages. The read and react offense will continue to be a staple, as the free flowing motion offense will continue to evolve and fit the personnel of wolfpack basketball. Stay tuned for another exciting year of wolfpack basketball.