Coach Shyatt was able to get his 2013 recruiting class started today with their first commitment. Shyatt has done a great job of recruiting talent from the Front Range in his first two classes. Looks like that trend will continue with the third class.
Ian McMackin of GoWyoGo reported today that F Alan Herndon from Widefield HS in Colorado Springs has verbally committed to the Pokes.
Wyoming basketball picks up commitment from Alan Herndon, a 6-foot-8 forward fromColorado Springs Widefield High School.— Ian McMackin (@GoWyoGo_com) July 5, 2012
Herndon in an athletic and verstale forward that is 6-8 and 170lbs. As a junior he averaged 10 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.2 steals for the Gladiators.
Here are some comments from is high school coach Brent Garretson:
Alan has it all. Size, terrific vertical, and great basketball skills. At 6'7, he will lead the fast break, be on the front end of the press break, clean the boards and shoot both inside and outside. Alan is no joke - this should be his break out season. Alan has really started to come into his own. He is starting to become an excellent defender.
Herndon was second on the team in assists. He certainly appears to be a forward with great handles and can really contribute everywhere on the court. At 170lbs he is pretty lean. I'm sure he will be working on adding some muscle this senior season.
Nice to see the Pokes get a basketball commit this early in the recruiting period. Hopefully there will be detail on Herndon soon. He is not rated by an recruiting service at this time and no highlights tapes were posted online.
Wyoming has been hosting several camps recently and bringing in lots of recruits. Glad to see that hard work pay off.