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Male Athlete of the Week
Raphael Jones--WOODLAND
December 11, 2013 01:42 PM | 1172 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland didn’t win the first of two non-region meetings against Langston Hughes but Raphael Jones’ time in Fairburn was well spent.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in the Wolfpack’s 62-54 loss last Saturday to Langston Hughes.

“I was just trying to keep my team in the game,” Jones said. “I just felt comfortable. We focus on boxing out so I guess I’m pretty good at doing that and spotting rebounds.”

Also as a result of his free-time shooting sessions with former Carver College coach Bryan Spencer, Jones believes his field-goal percentage has increased along with his ability to lead the team this season.

That means he will have to help motivate the team to play harder than last season and get stronger in the weight room, which have been two major points of emphasis from head coach David Bice.

Next on the schedule for the Wolfpack is Riverdale on Friday but Jones also can’t wait to face rival Stockbridge next month and Langston Hughes at home.

“I’m looking forward to that game and the Langston Hughes game since they beat us,” Jones said. “Any team that is not in our region but we play them twice is good for us.”

Jones definitely wants to play basketball in college while majoring in some facet of computer engineering.

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