Wyoming basketball landed a big commitment for a key position this weekend. After attending Midnight Madness and visiting Laramie last week Center Matt Sellers from Western Wyoming committed to Larry Shyatt and will enroll at the University of Wyoming in January. His currently a sophomore at Western Wyoming but will redshirt this year so that he can have three years to play for Wyoming. That will enable him to learn the system earlier and improve his strength and fitness.
"He has good potential, but has a ways to go to meet that potential, but you can’t coach size," Bevell said. "He’ll have to get used to that level.
"He’s got decent hands and a nice hook shot. He’s a to-the-rim player. He’s not explosive to get over the rim. He’s strictly a back-to-the-basket five man who has a nice touch from 15 to18 feet.
"To play at that level he’s going to have to get better, more aggressive, in better shape. Just really improve."
Sellers averaged 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot 57.6 percent from the field last season for Western Wyoming, which won the Region IX title and finished seventh at the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament.
Sellers averaged .486 blocks per game last season as well. The Pokes certainly needed to get a true center as part of this recruiting class. Adam Waddell is a senior and freshmen Lekan Ajayi would be the only remaining center on the roster at that point. The fact that Sellers was willing to commit early to Wyoming and not play this season at his junior college is a positive sign.
Wyoming has one scholarship remaining to complete the recruiting class. It seems like either a wing or another big man would be the likely target.