Friday, April 29, 2011

Nance Jr. Chooses Wyoming

By: Kevin Duffy

When you have the genes of an NBA Slam Dunk Champion and All Star, you probably can ball yourself. This is the case of Larry Nance Jr., whose father won the 1984 Contest. The son of the NBA star has decided to take his talents to the University of Wyoming and play for new Cowboy Head Coach, Larry Shyatt.

"I committed because I love everything about it and am excited to be a part of a great program", said Nance Jr. on why he committed to Wyoming.

The 6'7 forward hopes to make an impact with the Cowboys starting next fall. "I hope to help the Cowboys move at least back into contention for the League."

The versatile forward makes a recruiting class of five. The others being Tyrone Marshall, Lekan Ajayi, Riley Grabau and Derrious Gilmore.

Just three weeks on the job, new coach Larry Shyatt has signed all five of the new recruits."Coach Shyatt is one of the best and most fun guys to be around", Nance Jr. said of the new coach.

"I'm excited for the new era(of Wyoming basketball)", said Nance Jr.

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