Casper College Basketball - Mens

Casper College's Brock Finstuen shoots a free throw during the T-Birds' game against Central Wyoming College on Jan. 9 at Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym.

Casper College sophomores Broc Finstuen and Keiron Goodwin both committed Tuesday to continue their college basketball careers.

Finstuen, a 6-foot-5 wing, committed to University of Pacific while the 6-4 Goodwin will play at NCAA Division II Winona State in Minnesota. Late last week, T-Birds’ 7-1 big man James Hampshire committed to Pacific.

Finstuen averaged 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and a team-leading 2.2 steals per game for the T-Birds, who finished the season as the No. 6 team in the nation and won the Region IX championship for the first time in 23 years. The Pine Island, Minnesota, native shot 57.2 percent from the field and 42.6 percent on 3-pointers.

Hampshire, a native of Flagstaff, Arizona, who started 20 games at Casper College, averaged 6.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and led the T-Birds with 2.3 blocks per game and 63.4-percent shooting from the field.

They’ll be joining a Pacific team that finished 14-18 overall and 4-12 in the West Coast Conference.

Goodwin averaged 6.7 points per game as one of the first players off the bench for the T-Birds. He’ll play for Winona State, a NCAA Division II school that competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Warriors were 14-17 last season, including a 9-13 mark in conference play.

Those three join Zion Tordoff, who signed with Marist last month, as Casper College sophomores who will be playing at another level next season. However, a number of T-Birds have yet to commit. The list includes Region IX Co-Player of the Year and second-team All-American Isaac Bonton and all Region IX selections Wilfried Likayi and Amin Adamu.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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