Sharp-shooting guard commits to Linder, Cowboys
LARAMIE -- Posting a GIF on Twitter, along with the words "Great day to be a Cowboy," is Jeff Linder's way of letting everyone know a new player is coming down the pike.
They look a lot like this right here:
Wyoming's second-year head coach pushed send on that tweet this morning.
Wednesday night, we all found out who he was talking about.
Noah Reynolds, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound freshman from Peoria, Illinois, also announced Wednesday on social media that he would be committing to Linder's Wyoming squad before the 2021-22 season.
"I am very fortunate to announce my commitment to the University of Wyoming. I would like to thank Coach Linder, Coach Wicks, and the rest of the staff for believing in me and giving me an opportunity. More importantly, thank you Mom for supporting me. #GoPokes," Reynolds tweeted.
As a junior at Notre Dame, Reynolds averaged 16.8 points per night while shooting 62% from the field. He also pulled down 4.5 rebounds a night and dished out 3.5 assists. True to Linder's recruiting habits in Laramie, the sharp-shooting lefty can also stroke it from the outside. Reynolds knocked down 42% of his shots from beyond the arc.
Notre Dame went 14-1 last winter and won the Big 12 Conference.
His Notre Dame team went 30-1 and were ranked No. 1 in the 3A Classification. COVID-19 put a premature end to the season for the Irish in 2020. Still, the Journal Star named Reynolds the Large-School Boys Player of the Year.
According to MaxPreps.com, Reynolds is the 12th-ranked player in the state of Illinois. Reynolds received interest from Bradley, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Central Missouri, Illinois-Springfield and Winona State.
Reynolds joins Nate Barnhart and Ben Bowen in the Cowboys' 2021-22 recruiting class. Barnhart is a 7-foot forward and Bowen is a guard from Colorado. You can read about those two right HERE. Brendan Wenzel joined the program via the transfer portal early in the regular season. Originally a Utah recruit, Wenzel will have four seasons of eligibility in Laramie.
Reynolds is also the third player on this roster from the state of Illinois, joining Drake Jeffries (Mattoon) and Jeremiah Oden (Chicago). This signing fills one of two scholarships that were vacated by the departures of Marcus Williams and Kwane Marble II.