Lieberman becoming pesky problem for opposing teams

If someone calls you “a pest” you wouldn’t think it’s a compliment.

It is if you’re Wyoming junior point guard Jeremy Lieberman.

Jeremy Lieberman

Jeremy Lieberman

Over his last six games, the 6-foot-1 Lieberman has averaged nearly five points per game, and his assist-to-turnover-ratio is 2-to-1. Those numbers aren’t eye-popping, but isn’t the only thing first-year coach Allen Edwards has seen from Lieberman.

“He’s embraced the defensive part of it, and he’s taken it upon himself to be a pest on the ball,” Edwards said. “I thought he was really good at San Jose State (an 80-70 UW win where Lieberman had nine points on Jan. 18), and has been really good since with him taking on that role.”

Edwards’ comments on Lieberman came earlier this week and prior to UW’s 66-65 home win over UNLV. Lieberman did a good job of being a pest against UNLV junior point guard Jovan Mooring, especially in the first half where Mooring scored just two points at the free-throw line.

Lieberman must be careful with that “pest” mentality. He had four fouls against UNLV.

Lieberman gets another good defensive test Saturday when UW  (14-7 overall, 4-4 Mountain West) hosts Boise State (12-7, 5-3) at 4 p.m. at the Arena-Auditorium. Broncos sophomore Paris Austin in one of the quicker point guards in the MW. He’s second on the team with 11.1 points per game, and also averages three rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest.

Over the last six games, Lieberman has made 11 of 24 shots and is 5 of 11 from 3-point range. He’s made at least one 3-pointer in the last three games. For the season Lieberman has 43 assists and 27 turnovers.

“Another thing Jeremy has done is getting better looks in terms of his shooting,” Edwards said. “Early on, he was trying to prove he was just as good a shooter as anybody else on team. Now he’s more of a point guard, and if a if shot presents it he’ll take it. That’s been a positive, along with his energy.”

3 thoughts on “Lieberman becoming pesky problem for opposing teams

  1. Robert== I use to be able to get updates on the new football recruits but now I have to pay for it . Do you know why this happened? and can you give a list of the recruits?

    • Our management decided to go to a paywall for our website at the start of the year. Should have happened a long time ago, but I have no control over their decision-making processes. I know it’s not a lot of money and you would have access to anything we post at any time. Got to try and take advantage of any kind of revenue streams — big or small — that we can find.

      I am not allowed to post a lot of “important news” on the blog now since that can be accessed without going to our website. But here is a list of the known verbal commitments as of Tuesday morning and the knowns walk-ons that I know of. There could be another commitment or two before signing day tomorrow, but I wouldn’t be shocked if there isn’t, either:

      OL Patrick Arnold, 6-foot-2, 295 pounds, Gretna (Nebraska) High.
      n CB Keyon Blankenbaker, 5-10, 170, Oak Park-River Forest High, Oak Park, Illinois.
      n CB C.J. Coldon, 6-1, 175, Altoff Catholic High, Belleville, Illinois.
      n WR Avante Cox, 5-10, 175, Rochester (Illinois) High.
      n OL Keegan Cryder, 6-4, 250, Dakota Ridge High, Littleton, Colorado.
      n RB Trey Dorfner, 6-0, 170, River Ridge High, Lacey, Washington.
      n DE Gavin Dunayski, 6-6, 250, Puyallup High, Puyallup, Washington.
      n Safety Esaias Gandy, 6-1, 180, Denver South High.
      n LB Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula, 6-1, 210, Inderkum High, Sacramento, California.
      n OL Logan Harris, 6-3, 255, Torrington High.
      n DT Ravontae Holt, 6-4, 250, Sheldon High, Sacramento, California.
      n DT Javaree Jackson, 6-5, 250, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) West High.
      n DE Victor Jones, 6-4, 230, Inderkum High, Sacramento, California.
      n WR Jared Scott, 6-6, 215, Oak Park-River Forest High, Oak Park, Illinois.
      n OL Rudy Stofer, 6-6, 255, Kearney (Nebraska) High.
      n RB Xazavian Valladay, 6-0, 190, Brother Rice High, Chicago.
      n QB Tyler Vander Waal, 6-4, 215, Christian Brothers High, Sacramento, California.
      n OT Alonzo Velazquez, 6-6, 270, Parker High, Janesville, Wisconsin.
      n TE Nate Weinman, 6-7, 240, Norwayne High, Creston, Ohio.
      n LB/DE Davon Wells-Ross, 6-5, 190, Omaha (Nebraska) North High.
      n ATH Trey Woods, 6-3, 210, North Bend High, North Bend, Oregon.
      n P Tim Zaleski, 6-5, 215, St. Rita High, Chicago.
      n OL Jason Davis, 6-3, 300, Hershey High, Hershey, Nebraska.
      n DE Jake Heeren, 6-4, 230, Sidney, Nebraska (Chadron State transfer and must sit out one year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules).
      n ATH Mason Keeler, 6-6, 225, Broomfield High, Broomfield, Colorado.
      n OL Dexter Klock, 6-4, 265, Lafayette High, Williamsburg, Virginia.
      n ATH Brennan Kutterer, 6-2, 195, Tongue River High, Dayton.
      n OL Nate Longemann, 6-1, 265, Cheyenne East High, Cheyenne.
      n LB Ryan Mazzola, 6-2, 210, Broomfield High, Broomfield, Colorado.
      n QB Kyle Nordby, 6-4, 200, Centennial High, Circle Pines, Minnesota.
      n LB Trevon Weaver, 6-2, 205, North Platte High, North Platte, Nebraska.

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