Through the beginning of January, Wyoming's season couldn't have been going any better. They were 13-0 with impressive wins over Colorado, Illinois State, and Denver.
Then the Mountain West season began.
The Cowboys won just 5 of their final 17 regular season games and failed to advance deep into the postseason.
A large part of their problem was their inability to knock down 3s. They were last in conference-only games at less than 30%, and finished 262nd in the nation in 3-pt%. This was absolute death to an offense which took 42% of their shots from behind the arc, which was more than all but 18 teams in the nation.
The Cowboys also graduated Derrious Gilmore, who took nearly 100 more 3s than his next closest teammate, and actually made a solid number of them (36.7%).
That spells trouble.
Luckily, head coach Larry Shyatt has a lot of connections in the college game. And one of them - former assistant Matthew Driscoll, who is now the head coach at North Florida - turned him on to a potential solution.
Driscoll had a player named Jerron Granberry who had to leave school to deal with the tragic death of his father. Granberry left after the 5th game of what would have been his senior year. Now, he's graduated, and has received another year of eligibility. So from Shyatt to Driscoll to Shyatt, now Jerron Granberry will be finishing his career at Wyoming.
Granberry (who has excellent size at 6-5, 225) has always been a 3-pt specialist. 72% of his shot attempts in college have come from beyond the arc. As a freshman he made 38%. That dipped to 33% as a sophomore, and then he really took off as a junior when he made 39.4%. He only made 21% as a senior, but again, that only consisted of five games.
Now he enters a system which utilizes a lot of 3-pointers, and he'll be one of the best shooters on the team as soon as he steps on campus. He has immediate eligibility due to the graduate transfer rule.