Two forwards from California and Colorado Springs have signed national letters of intent to join the Cowboys. Coach Larry Shyatt said Wednesday that Keonta Vernon of Tulare, Calif., and Alan Herndon of Colorado Springs, Colo., will begin their Wyoming careers next fall. Vernon is a 6-foot-6 forward at Tulare Union High School. He was 300 points shy of the school’s all-time scoring mark of 1,475 points entering his senior season. He also is a wide receiver on the football team. Shyatt says Vernon brings a lot of tenacity to the program……click for audio from Larry Shyatt Herndon is 6-foot-8 and 175 pounds. His father, Mike, played for VMI in the 1980s. Herndon is entering his senior season at Widefield High School and also had considered Colorado, Denver and Air Force.
Like the Cowboys, the Wyoming Cowgirls also signed a pair of student athletes yesterday. Sheridan’s Hailey Legocki will join her former high school teammate Kayla Woodward with the Cowgirls. The 5-8 Licgocki is a three time all-conference selection, and earned all-state honors last year. She average 14 points and 4 rebounds for the Lady Broncs. Kaylie Rader will also join the Cowgirls. She is a 6-4 center out of Horizon high school in Thornton, Colorado. As a junior she was all-conference, all-region, and honorable mention all-state, averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds a game.