The Point Guard Position for the Cowboys Will Be Key

by Keith Kelley–5 Oct ’21

Wyoming head basketball coach Jeff Linder believes that the point guard position may have to be run by committee this year. Gone is Mountain West Freshman of the Year Marcus Williams, who left the program last spring, and is now with Texas A&M. Linder brought in JUCO All-American Deng Dut, the Region 18 Player of the Year out of College of Southern Idaho, and freshman Noah Reynolds, as that duo will carry the load. Linder says that Reynolds has shown the ability to come out and play right away.

“Noah’s a freshman, from a body standpoint–usually that’s the biggest thing that keeps freshman from playing, is just the physicality–but he’s 6’3″, 195 pounds. He’s been really good offensively since he’s gotten here, but he’s got a ways to go defensively in terms of understanding the discipline and effort you need to compete on every possession, and beat good teams at this level. He’s a kid that wants to be really good, he’s really competitive, and he’s in the office all of the time watching film and trying to get better.”

The Cowboys started practice last Thursday in Laramie. They are scheduled to be in Cheyenne, at Storey Gym, for an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon.