The Wyoming men’s basketball team is wearing jerseys and numbers from its 1986-87 team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
The team itself isn’t being honored for today’s regular-season finale with Colorado State.
Here is UW’s current players and the number of their counterparts from that 1986-87 squad:
No. Current player 1986-87 player
10 Riley Grabau Sean Dent
22 Trey Washington III Kevin Richardson
24 Austin Haldorson Turk Boyd
25 Nathan Sobey Reggie Fox
32 Jerron Granberry Willie Jones
34 Josh Adams Fennis Dembo
35 Derek Cooke Jr. Mike Amundson
43 Matt Sellers Eric Leckner
50 Aaron Tyser David Lodgins
54 Jack Bentz Jon Summers
Any of these current players remind you of those former players? The explosiveness of Adams and Dembo is there — a little bit — to me. I like the Sobey-Fox combo. And even though Bentz, a walk-on guard, is not a big and bruising forward like Summers, I think his work ethic to the program is right there.
WyoSports senior columnist Bob Hammond wrote a story today looking back at the 30-plus year history of the Arena-Auditorium. Today is the last game here before the $30 million renovation, which starts bright and early Monday morning. Hammond covered a lot of those games, and he also lists his top 10 games.
Here is the link to the story
What are some of your top games you have seen in the A-A?