The immediate transfer of North Florida’s Jerron Granberry is great news for the Wyoming basketball team. The 6-5 guard/forward is an experienced player who has played 101 games averaging 29.1 minutes on the floor. This instant added experience should be a huge boost on the perimeter for the Cowboys who also have Alabama transfer Charles Hankerson Jr. eligible to play next year. To get a feel for what impact Granberry may make here are three key stats from his junior season and where they would have ranked him in Wyoming’s team last year.

 

Points: 10.9

Would have been fourth on team behind Martinez, Washington and Gilmore. His addition should help fill the points lost on the perimeter with the graduation of Martinez and Gilmore.

 

3PT FG%: 37.5

Granberry’s behind the arc shooting would have placed him third on the team behind Martinez and Sobey.

 

Rebounds: 3.0

His three rebounds a game would only rank fourth on the team behind the big men but would be number one among guards and would replace the three rebounds a game Martinez averaged before his suspension.

 

Bottom Line:

The addition of Granberry although only for one year was a slam dunk decision for coach Shyatt and his staff. Granberry is not a star by any means but is a solid starter who will benefit from having better players around him. He will buy into Shyatt’s team first philosophy and gives Wyoming another outside scoring threat that was sorely missed last season after the loss of Martinez. He and Hankerson should be a solid duo at the two and three positions allowing the Pokes to compete with the top programs in the Mountain West next season.

 

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