Catching up with JayDee Luster

I talked to Wyoming senior point guard JayDee Luster today on a story I’m working on regarding academics and athletics. By the way, Luster will receive a degree in social sciences Saturday in just four years. Pretty impressive graduating in four years with the demands of being a student-athlete.

Anyway, I also asked him a few quick basketball questions:

On how things are going with the new coaching staff: “Everything is going great. I love everything. The workouts have been real good. Coach Shyatt put together a great staff. Everything is pretty good.”

On the five new recruits coming in: “All of them came in on visits got I got to play with them. I think we’re heading in the right direction. Coach Shy and the staff are definitely turning things around.”

On new point guard Derrious Gilmore, who comes from junior-college and like Luster also is 5-foot-9: “I think he has the skills to be a point guard.”

I also talked to coach Larry Shyatt for about 20 minutes today and plan to run a Q&A with him later this week. Don’t want to give a lot away now. But in terms some of the non-conference foes, there are home-and-home series’ with Idaho State and Seattle. Home games with Bradley, Northern Colorado, UC-Irvine, and at least one non-Division I team. Non-conference road games include Colorado, Denver and Wisconsin-Green Bay.

  • Steve

    RG,
    Good morning, hey I’m not real informative on the BB side of rules. When can they start practicing with the new recuits and the rest of the team. Are they limited like the FB team is in terms of hours they can practice.

    Steve

    • rgagliardi

      Hi Steve,
      Hoops is a lot like football when it comes to this stuff. Coaches were allowed to do some individual workouts here lately. This summer its its like football. Guys can play on their own and work with strength coaches. When classes start coaches get a little time for small group practices for less than an hour per day. Mid October is when full organized practices start. Hope this helps.

      RG