Three-star forward Jeremiah Oden of Chicago is the latest addition to the first recruiting class for Wyoming men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder.

Oden is a 6-8, 190-pound forward, who attended Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas last season. The signing was announced on Saturday by UW. He becomes the fifth three-star recruit for the Pokes, according to Rivals.com.

In a release from the University of Wyoming, head coach Jeff Linder had this to say about bringing Oden to Laramie.

“We’re really excited to welcome Jeremiah Oden to the University of Wyoming. Jeremiah brings a great deal of versatility, talent, and length to the Cowboy program. As a player, he is a modern forward who has the ability to dribble, pass and shoot with exceptional feel and basketball IQ. The ability to defend multiple positions, as well as effecting the game on the offensive side of the floor via exploiting mismatches and being a perimeter shooting threat, makes Jeremiah a valuable asset from day one. In addition to his basketball ability, Jeremiah brings the care-factor and character to the roster that we are looking for as we build the Cowboy program going forward. He comes from a fantastic family and has been coached in high school, prep school and AAU by people who “get it” and who have the right values. We look forward to Jeremiah in the Brown and Gold the next 4 years.”

Oden averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game. He shot 38 percent beyond the arc. Oden helped Sunrise Christian to the No. 6 ranking in the last National Prep Coaches Poll.

Before playing in prep school, Oden led St. Rita High School in Chicago to a 24-9 record as a senior and the Chicago Catholic League title. He averaged 15 points and six rebounds per game as a senior.

Oden’s signing gives the Cowboys the No. 47-ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to Rivals.com.

He was also recruited by St. Bonaventure, UMass, Minnesota, DePaul, Illinois State, and St. Louis, among others.

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