New Yorker Headed West To Wyoming

Reporter Brian Towey has a story on a New Yorker who made a commitment ...

Afam Muojeke is headed West. The 6-foot-6 wing out of Queens and student at Genesis One Christian School in Mendenhall, Miss., became the first recruit of the Heath Schroyer era at Wyoming when he pledged to the Mountain West Conference program while on his official visit on Friday.

Schroyer had targeted Muojeke as the Associate Head Coach at Fresno State, and the two had built a relationship. Ultimately, it was that bond that was the overriding factor in Muojeke's decision.

"My relationship with the head coach was key," said Muojeke. "Coming out of Genesis, coach Schroyer recruited me the hardest out of Fresno State. He really sees a bright future in me as we both come in fresh into a great program."

Muojeke had an official visit to Pepperdine lined up for next week. He had also received interest from programs like UTEP, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee-Chattanooga, and Cleveland St.

A late-blooming wing player with a rangy frame and reliable jump shot, Muojeke had come on strong this season, his second at Genesis, and had posted two 40-point games at the NACA Championships in Dayton, Tenn., in early March.

The resident of Jamaica, Queens, had attended John Bowne High School in Flushing before his stint in Mississippi.

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