Cheyenne East senior Erik Oliver was recognized as the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year for Wyoming on Friday.
The 6-foot-2 Oliver averaged 19.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Thunderbirds this season. A two-time Class 4A all-state selection, Oliver helped lead the T-Birds to the state semifinals last weekend.
Oliver is the first Gatorade boys basketball honoree from Cheyenne East since David Ellis was recognized following the 2000-01 season. Gillette's Trey Hladky was the Wyoming winner the past two seasons.