Wyoming Sophomore G Joe Hudson Leaves

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: Hank Thorns #10 of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs goes in for a layup in front of Joe Hudson #21 of the Wyoming Cowboys during the first round of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. TCU won 70-61. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It seems like sometimes all we write are articles about athletes leaving Wyoming.  Well here is a another one folks.

There had been rumors that another Wyoming basketball player was leaving the program.  This turned out to be true as sophomore guard Joe Hudson has left Laramie to pursue basketball elsewhere.  This leaves an additional scholarship that Larry Shyatt and company can use to try and rebuild the team.

Shyatt hinted at the possibility of extra scholarship coming available in previous interviews and that he would getting more familiar with recruiting junior college players.  The story was reported by Hudson's hometown newspaper in San Diego the North Coast Times.

Backup guard Joe Hudson became the latest player to leave the Wyoming men's basketball team.

The Escondido High graduate played in 22 games last season with one start. He averaged about 3 points a game.

Hudson was recruited by former coach Heath Schroyer with hopes that he would improve Wyoming's shooting from 3-point range.

However, Hudson made just 23.5 percent from the arc and 26.3 percent from the field overall.

Honestly Hudson never made a huge impact at Wyoming and was mostly known for his entertaining three point attempts that never hit the rim.   This means that the entire Wyoming roster will be turned over in just two years.  By 2013 every player on the roster will be a Shyatt recruit.

Hudson is the fourth player to leave Wyoming since Shyatt came to town on March 31st.  Desmar Jackson ended up at Southern Illinois and Amath M'Baye transferred to Oklahoma.  Daylen Harrison has not found a new school yet.  Hudson can use his redshirt season while he sits out next year due to transfer rules and will have  three years left.  He could also go to a lower division school and be eligible to play right away.

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