Wyoming basketball found the point guard it needed -- Greg Milton III of Sacramento City College announced his commitment to the Cowboys on twitter on Monday.
Now the focus centers on adding a power, big man to handle the interior. The Cowboys figure to have to more scholarships, and reportedly have offered Ethan Richardson, a 6-foot-10, 245 pounder from Fresno City College. Richardson averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game his sophomore year in junior college, hitting 63.8 percent of his shots from the field.
He reportedly has an offer from North Dakota as well.
The announcement came shortly after it was disclosed that freshman Trace Young will transfer after one year in Laramie. There were indications late in the season that Young was not fitting in.
Milton is finishing his freshman year at Sacramento City College, which means he will have three years of eligiblity with the Cowboys. He was the player of the year for Sacramento City, which went 16-14. He averaged 19 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He also averaged 3.4 assists per game, and hit 44.7 percent of his shots, including 40.2 percent from the three-point range.
The Cowboys have two scholarships remaining for next year, pending whether Milton commits.
The spring singing date is April 17.
The Cowboys already have signed 6-foot-5 guard Kenny Foster of Smoky Hill High School. He was selected the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 27.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.
“I’ve coached some pros, some Division I players, some NBA players and he’s as good as any of them,” Smokey Hill coach Anthony Hardin said of the soon-to-be Cowboy. “He’s a super-competitive kid, a high-level athlete and what most people don’t know is, he’s in love with working on his body, his game, and is the hardest-working kid I’ve ever known.”
They also have a verbal committment from Denver East guard Kwane Marble, a summer teammate of Foster's. Marble was an honorable mention All-State selection.