Shyatt Signs Juco Transfer to Play Wyoming Basketball
On the first day of the spring signing period, Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced that Nathan Sobey has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Cowboy basketball. The 6-3 guard has been a standout at Cochise College the past two seasons and becomes the second native Australian to play for the Pokes.
“Nathan gives us everything we were looking for in one of our open perimeter positions, so we’re really excited to have him join the Cowboy basketball family,” Shyatt said. “With the losses of JayDee Luster and Francisco Cruz, this position was our most imperative to fill. We couldn’t be happier with the young man who we spent the most time with in the country.”
Sobey averaged 16.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game in the 2011-12 season to help Cochise go 25-6 overall and earn its sixth Arizona Community College Athletic Conference title. Sobey earned First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region honors while shooting 48 percent from the field and 32 percent beyond the arc.
In addition to thinking Wyoming was a good fit and liking the coaching staff, Sobey said that the chance to make an immediate impact also affected his decision to become a Cowboy, “I’ve got two years left of eligibility and I want to actually play for the two years, so that was another thing that was intriguing.”
The newest Cowboy recruit is planning on being in Laramie this summer, saying that he expects to begin training in early June with the rest of the team.
Wyoming now has two scholarships remaining for the 2012-13 season. Shyatt said they’d like to sign another interior player and that they’re on the look out for a transfer that could become a major contributor. He also said there was no update on Leonard Washington’s suspension.