UW men’s basketball signs four in 2014-15 recruiting class

Here is a list of the four players the Wyoming men’s basketball team signed Wednesday:

G Austin Conway, 5-10, 165, Overland HS, Aurora, Colorado

F Justin James, 6-7, 180, Oldsmar Christian School, Port Saint Lucie, Florida

F Andrew Moemeka, 6-8, 200, Oldsmar Christian School, Lake City, Florida

F/C Jordan Naughton, 6-10, 220, Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, California

This class addressed immediate needs from the 1-5 positions for UW, and it still has one scholarship left to give.

Here is video highlights from Conway’s junior year, who was the first to commit in this class back on July 1:

James was the last to commit in mid-September, and UW beat out Mississippi State to get him. A player Cowboys coach Larry Shyatt said can play four different positions on the floor, including point guard. Here are his junior highlights:

Moemeka and James will be teammates this season at Oldsmar Christian School in Florida. Here are some of his junior highlights:

I was not able to find any highlights of Naughton. He transferred in the middle of his junior season to Etiwanda High, and had a finger injury over the summer that slowed his recruiting process down some. UW was on him early, and he is a big body at 6-9, 220 right now.

Jordan Naughton

Jordan Naughton

Like all of the other signees, Naughton said he liked his visit to Laramie back in the late part of summer. He also liked the direction the program was going under Shyatt and his staff. When asked about the cold in Laramie, Naughton said with a laugh: “I kind of like the cold. I’ve had a little too much heat in my life so far.”

As for that last scholarship, UW has about five or six players it is looking at. One player will visit this weekend in 6-2, 180-pound guard Morris Marshall from Sante Fe College in Gainesville, Florida.

As a freshman at Santa Fe (a junior college) Marshall averaged 10.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He shot 43.9 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from 3-point range and 72.8 percent from the free-throw line. In five games this season, Marshall has averaged 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game, and his assist-to-turnover ratio is 1.5.

Morris attended Columbia High in Lake City, Florida, and was a three-star recruit out of five by Rivals.com.

Here is Morris’ highlight video from high school:

For more on this class, see Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.