There are few teams around college basketball whose stock has fallen like Wyoming’s this season.
Last year, they earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, falling short against Indiana in the First Four.
With the returns of Hunter Maldonado, Graham Ike, Xavier DuSell, Brendan Wenzel, and Hunter Thompson and the additions of Max Agbonkpolo, Ethan Anderson, and Jake Kyman, the Cowboys were expected to make their way back to March Madness.
Unfortunately, Ike was injured before the start of the season and things have fallen apart for Wyoming since.
Their loss at San Jose State dropped their record to 7-15 for the season and they are currently in last place in the Mountain West.
Now it looks like things are about to get worse for the Cowboys. Today, Wyoming announced that Agbonkpolo, Anderson, and Kyman are all no longer with the program.
Wyoming just announced Max Agbonkpolo, Ethan Anderson and Jake Kyman are "no longer with the program."
The trio of Pac-12 transfers came to Laramie with high acclaim, but have underachieved… and the Cowboys have been as snake-bitten with injuries as any team in the country.
— Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) February 8, 2023
The biggest loss here is Anderson, who had been a part of the team’s starting for most of the first few months of the season. He was 3rd on the team in scoring and 2nd in assists, but lost most of his minutes over the last 2 games.
Agbonkpolo and Kyman were rotational players throughout the season, but neither was able to make a huge impact. Agbonkpolo was playing just 15.9 minutes per game and Kyman was only playing 12.7.
Still, it’s a huge blow to Wyoming’s depth as they will now be down to just 9 available players on their roster.
It’s been a rough season for the Wyoming Cowboys and it doesn’t look like things are going to be getting much better for them down the stretch.