Posted On: 11/2/18 10:45 AM

 The Central Ozark Conference will be as competitive as always with several teams capable of taking the top spot. Joplin and Willard won district championships in Class 5 last season while Republic and NIxa are no strangers to playing winning basketball. Carl Junction was a Class 4 district champion as well.  Longtime football power Webb City should also field a very good basketball team as well.

Top Returning Players

Broc Smith 6’4″ Republic (’19)

Trenton Smith 6’6″ Carl Junction (’19)

Evan Guillory 6’2″ Joplin (’20)

Daniel Abreu 6’5″ Willard (’20)

Kaleb Wofford 6’2″ Nixa (’21)

Isaiah Davis 6’1″ Joplin (’20)

Alex Martini 6’7″ Carthage (’20)

Maurice Grayer 6’2″ Willard (’20)

Terrell Kabala 6’1″ Webb City (’20)

A.J. Elliott 6’6″ Ozark (’20)

Zach Westmoreland 6’2″ (’20)

Alonzo Riwa 6’2″ Ozark (’20)

Trent Rackley 6’2″ Republic (’19)

Jason Jones 6’7″ Nixa (’21)

Alec Marion 6’2″ Neosho (’19)

Alex Gaskill 6’2″ Webb City (’19)

 

Predicted Order of Finish

1 Joplin

2 Republic

3 Willard

4 Webb City

5 Nixa

6 Ozark

7 Branson

8 Carthage

9 Carl Junction

10 Neosho

(Jordan Burton contributed to this preview)