Coach Shyatt hinted last week that they may add a ball handling guard in the near future. That forecast was correct as Wyoming had another athlete sign with the Cowboys today.
PG Trey Washington from Woodrow Wilson HS in Dallas, TX was already committed to Wyoming. The only thing that hadn't happened was an official visit to check out campus and get a feel for Laramie. Trey Washington visited Laramie this weekend and certainly felt the family atmosphere that Coach Shyatt has created.
Washington faxed his national letter of intent today and Wyoming officially announced the signing.
"We had an opportunity to see Trey last summer with the [AAU] Dallas Mustangs and were inspired with his game," Shyatt said. "Each coach then saw Trey play this fall and returned with more praise from what we found out about him and his family on and off the court."
A 5'11", 170-pound guard, Washington has excelled under the leadership of coach Patrick Washington at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas. As a junior in 2011-12, Washington averaged 14.5 points, three assists and 2.1 steals per game while pacing the Wildcats to a 27-4 overall record. He notched seven games with more than 20 points, including a season-high 31 points in mid-February.
After going with two forwards the Cowboys went with a true point guard. While Washington is a scorer, he will also have no problem dishing the ball. The only thing disappointing is that Shyatt didn't compare Washington to any animals or foods like he has done with previous commits. I always find it amusing when he does that.
Leonard Washington is done after this season but we will now have another Washington on the roster next year. The two are not related.
It will be interesting to see who Wyoming targets with this final scholarship. With so many highschoolers signed the last two years we may see a junior college target signed to help balance out the classes a bit. We'll just have to wait and see.