The Wyoming men’s basketball team experienced somewhat of a mass exodus after the 2017-18 season, Allen Edwards’ second as head coach. Four players left to graduation, as expected, but five additional players announced they were transferring away from the team.
Now, they have all found landing spots.
Forward Brodricks “Buddah” Jones, who transferred to Wyoming from UTEP, will transfer to Georgetown College, an NAIA school in Kentucky, the Tigers’ athletics department confirmed Tuesday to the Star-Tribune.
Jones is the last of the transferring Pokes to land at a new school. Guard Anthony Mack tweeted in April that he was transferring to Miami. Mack was a highly touted recruit by Wyoming but was unable to play as a true freshman because of concussions.
Later in April, walk-on Sam Averbuck announced on Instagram that he was graduate-transferring to Division II Dominican University of California. Averbuck appeared in 10 games in 2017-18 and did not score a point.
Cody Kelley tweeted in May that he was headed to South Dakota as a graduate transfer. Kelley, a Gillette native, was Wyoming’s starting point guard for the majority of last season. Kelley was a walk-on at Wyoming but retroactively received a scholarship for his redshirt sophomore season because the Cowboys had an open one remaining.
Also in May, forward Andrew Moemeka retweeted an announcement from his high school that he was transferring to Palm Beach Atlantic, a Division II school. Moemeka played in 29 games for Wyoming last season, starting three.
Jones, a one-time four-star recruit, played sparingly in his one season of eligibility at Wyoming. He logged 69 minutes in 15 games, scoring 11 total points with six total rebounds in 2017-18.
The Cowboys have filled all of their available scholarships, signing eight players to their 2018 recruiting class. All of the incoming players, three of whom are junior college transfers, are expected to be immediately eligible.