McManamen, Lewis Ink with Pokes
Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 9, 2011) - University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced on
Wednesday that three recruits have signed a National Letter of Intent to
join the Cowboy men's basketball team. Josh Adams of Parker, Colo., Austin Haldorson
of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Jason McManamen of Torrington, Wyo., will begin their
UW career during the 2012-13 academic year.
Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski today announced the signing of three student-athletes to
attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2012 as well.
"We are excited to welcome Marquelle Dent, Whitney Gordon and Fallon Lewis
to the Wyoming basketball program," said Legerski. "All three players are
talented, leaders of their respective teams and amazing individuals playing
a team game. The 2012 recruiting class is highly successful both on and off
"The most significant thing about this recruiting class is the work ethic of our
staff," Shyatt said. "All our coaches did a great job of evaluating and observing
these four guys this summer. I'm very proud that their hard work paid dividends.
"Three of these four young men came to our camp this summer, which was extremely
significant. We got off to a head start in terms of building a personal relationship
with them and their families that carried over throughout the summer and fall. Each
of these four have terrific attributes on and off the court. They are honor students
that come from great families."
Wyoming will have two scholarships left for the late signing period in April.
Jason McManamen - Guard - Torrington, Wyo.
The top 2012-13 basketball prospect in the state of Wyoming, Jason McManamen has
been a standout 6'6", 175-pound shooting guard for coach Jon Rakiecki at Torrington
High School. He has been named All-Conference and All-State the past two seasons,
while earning All-Tournament honors in 2011.
As a junior in 2010-11, McManamen averaged a team-high 16.5 points to go with 3.1
rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in leading the Trailblazers to an overall record
of 25-5 and third-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament. He shot 49 percent
from the floor during the season.
During his sophomore campaign, McManamen led the squad with 19.1 points and 7.4
rebounds per contest en route to a 3A state title and 20-8 overall record. He also
collected 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 50 percent. For his efforts, he was
named the Scottsbluff Star Herald Player of the Year.
With his AAU team, McManamen has been named to the Top of the Rockies All-Tournament
team the past two summers.
McManamen was also recruited by Montana and Montana State.
Fallon Lewis, 6-0, Guard, Dayton, Wyo. (Sheridan College/Tongue River HS): A
Region IX All-Conference selection while attending Sheridan College. She helped her
team to an 18-13 record, winning the NJCAA North Sub-Region IX Title and a spot in
the quarterfinals of the Regional IX bracket. Lewis averaged 15.7 points in 30 games
last season. She was coached by Frank McCarthy. In high school, she was a four-time
All-Conference selection at Tongue River High School. She was All-State three times,
plus was the Northeast Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior and the
Sheridan Country Player of the Year her senior season. She helped her team to 2A
State Championship in 2010, the State Consolation Championship Team in 2009 and the
2A State Runner-Up spot in 2008. Lewis was also selected to several all-star teams
during her high school career. She was coached by Dianne Moser. Besides basketball,
she lettered in cross country, golf, track and volleyball. In volleyball, she was
All-Conference and All-State as a senior. An excellent student, she was a member of
the National Honor Society. Lewis is the only daughter of Doug and Rissa Lewis.
"Fallon Lewis, who comes from Sheridan Junior College, brings a wealth of
playing experience to the Cowgirl basketball program. Her size, as a guard,
will give Fallon an opportunity to contribute immediately. She has the
ability to score inside and out, rebounds well and is a tremendous athlete.