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Basketball Notes: Daylen Harrison Finds New Home, New PG Recruit

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Another former Cowboy basketball player has found a new school to continue his collegiate career.  Daylen Harrison will transfer to Eastern Michigan the school officially announced on Tuesday.  He will have to sit out the upcoming season due to transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.  Last year the Eagles finished with a 9-22 overall record and 5-11 in MAC play.  Though the MAC is not a powerhouse basketball conference at least Harrison will be closer to his family.

Ypsilanti, Michigan is just a little over three hours from Harrison's hometown of Akron. Seriously, is there really any town funner to pronounce than Ypsilanti?  We need a lot more words that start with that killer combination of Y - P.  The new Eagles coach Rob Murphy appears to be rebuilding through the transfer method.  They now have three transfers coming in this fall.  Last week they landed former Arkansas Razorback forward Glenn Bryant.  Earlier Murphy was able to get 7-foot Dashonte Riley to leave Syracuse and join him in Eastern Michigan.

The only remaining Wyoming basketball player yet to find a new school is guard Joe Hudson.Earlier  Desmar Jackson transferred to Southern Illinois and Amath M'Baye headed south to Oklahoma.  With Hudson now gone it opened up another scholarship for Larry Shyatt to use this year.

Shyatt has said that if he were to use the scholarship he would do so in the next month.  KWGN TV says that spot could be filled within the week.  The top target appears to be PG Jacoby Davis (6-1, 185) out of West Charlotte HS in Charlotte, NC.  According to ESPN Davis is rated an 80 out of 100 and the 121st best PG in the 2011 class. 

April, 2010: Davis is an active point guard who can score off the dribble or in transition but still tends to make questionable decisions with the ball. Excellent leaper from the guard spot and plays defense when necessary but not all out at all times like a big time leader should do. He has moments of clarity when striding to the hoop, very quick on the break, but will reward the hustle with a nice, soft pass for a score.

The interesting thing about Davis is that he was originally committed to North Florida but was apparently not admitted.  He is academically eligible and qualified to play by NCAA to play at another school.  Wyoming assistant coach Jeremy Shyatt recruited Davis when he was at North Florida and is the obvious link to him  becoming a Cowboy. 

I can admit when I'm wrong and I predicted earlier that Wyoming would use this final scholarship on a big man.  Apparently Shyatt and company really want to shore up the point  guard position this year even with Derrious Gilmore and Riley Grabau already on board.