Cheyenne Central’s Nathanial Talich Chooses to be a ‘Cowboy’
One of Wyoming’s top high school basketball players is staying home. Cheyenne Central senior Nathanial Talich has committed to the Wyoming Cowboys.
Talich made his announcement via Twitter on Wednesday.
He was a three-time all-state and all-conference selection for the Indians.
The 6-3 senior was the fourth-leading scorer in Wyoming during the 2021-22 season at 23.3 points per game. That led the Class 4A boys’ basketball players. He also averaged 8.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. All three stats ranked Talich in the top five of those categories in 4A. He shot 55 percent from the field and 29 percent beyond the arc.
Talich scored a single-game high of 52 points last season. That was in Central’s 106-17 victory over Sheridan, CO on Dec. 16, 2021, in Windsor, CO.
Talich helped Cheyenne Central to an overall record of 14-10 and a 7-3 record in the 4A East Conference.
As a junior, he was an integral part of the Indians’ winning the 4A boys state championship. Central went 21-3 that season. Talich averaged 18.3 points per game and shot 62 percent from the floor.
He averaged 15.6 points per game as a sophomore.
Talich is the first in-state player to commit to the Cowboys since current senior Hunter Thompson signed in November 2016.