Wyoming basketball landed it's first verbal commitment on Saturday, just not from the player that was expected. KWGN TV is reporting that Brett Olson a 6-5 guard from Highlands Ranch committed to Wyoming on Saturday. Coach Shyatt has visited with several players since taking over as head coach. Olson was recently named the Gatorade Colorado player of the year.
Saturday was also a busy day for Wyoming hoops as they recieved a verbal commitment from Brett Olson. A 6'5" 1st Team All Colorado selection.
The university has yet to confirm Olson's commitment, but sources tell CBS Newschannel 5 that he has verbally committed to Coach Shyatt and the Cowboy program.
Olson averaged 18.3 points and 14 rebounds per game for the Highlands Ranch Falcons, as a senior he compiled 494 total points.
There a couple inconsistencies with this report from KWGN. First off Olson and his teammate Marcus Byrd both signed letters of intent with the University of Denver. Just four days ago Denver released an article highlighting a 13 point effort by future Pioneer Olson in the Colorado All Star game. He did average 18.3 points per game but did not pull down 14 rebounds.
Those stats look to have come from the Denver Post who also report his FG% as 189.7. Olson is a quality player and would be a great addition to the Wyoming roster. I'm just not sure how the University of Denver would feel about situation.
We'll keeps things updated if there are any other developments with Olson.There was some more news in the story from KWGN regarding Evan Conti who visited on Thursday. This info sounds more reliable as they have been accurate on him visiting Wyoming earlier.
The New York City guard has been getting interest from more D1 programs as of late but told me when asked if Wyoming was still a front runner, "It is definitely one of my top choices right now."
Coach Shyatt is planning to visit Conti in his home in New York this Tuesday, which is when a decision or offer from Wyoming should be presented to Conti.
Hopefully the visit will go well and Conti decide to head West for his college choice. People have said that is hard for Wyoming to recruit kids from large cities but Wyoming SF Afam Muojeke is from Jamaica Queens, NY and he has embraced his time in Laramie and loves it in Wyoming. It would be great for that NY connection to pay off.