Linder adds trio of transfers to Wyoming roster

Linder adds trio of transfers to Wyoming roster
April 19th, 2024 | University of Wyoming Sports Information

LARAMIE, Wyo.  (April 18, 2024) –University of Wyoming head men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder announced the addition of three transfers to the 2024-25 roster on Thursday. The group fields a duo of experienced guards and a wing player with collegiate and international expereince.

Obi Agbim is a 6-3, 180-pound guard spent two seasons at Fort Lewis College and one season at Northeastern Junior College and one Season at Metro State. Last season, Agbim earned First Team All-South Central Region and First Team All-RMAC honors. He was also named the RMAC Tournament MVP. He averaged 15.5 points per game along with four rebounds and 2.9 assists per night.

In the RMAC Championship game, Agbim had a career night. He recorded a career-high 33 points and was 10-of-12 from the field. He scored 20 or more points seven times last season. He earned Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore.

At Northeastern Junior College, Agbim added 16.8 points per game. In high school at Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colo., Agbim earned Class 5A All-State First Team honors. He helped lead his team to a state title as a junior.

Linder on Agbim

“Obi is a gifted playmaker who provides tons of versatility and athleticism at the guard spot.  His explosive scoring, as well as his ability to make the game easier for his teammates provides great value to the program.  Obi is an elite mover on the floor who can erupt for a highlight play on any given possession. Throughout his high school and college career, Obi has impacted winning at every stop.  He has and infectious energy and spirit that lights up a room.  We can’t wait to have Obi in the Brown and Gold.”

Matija Belic is a 6-7, 205-pound wing player from Belgrade, Serbia and will have two-years of eligibility remaining. He comes to Wyoming after spending two seasons at UC Santa Barbara. He has appeared in 52 career games with nine starts all coming last season.

In 2023-24, Belic added 3.9 points per game in 15.1 minutes of play. He also added 2.4 rebounds per game. He shot 44 percent from the field and recorded nearly an assist per game. As a freshman, Belic appeared in 23 games and added 1.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

An accomplished player internationally. Belic has represented Serbia at the U16, U17, U19 and U20 FIBA Championships. At the U20 European Championship, he averaged 7.6 points per game with 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per night. His father is a decorated Yugoslavian National Team member and professional player.

Linder on Belic

“We are thrilled to add Matija to the Cowboy basketball family. Matija has competed at the highest level of international basketball in Serbia and has great experience here in the United States. He is a big, versatile wing who has tremendous basketball IQ and feel. Matija’s skill set will allow him to hit the ground running in the Mountain West. We are excited to have in a Cowboy jersey.”  

Tyree Ihenacho, is a 6-4, 190-pound guard from Prior Lake, Minn. He comes to Wyoming with one year of eligibility after spending time at North Dakota and James Madison. He earned Second Team All-Summit league honors a season ago.

Last season, Ihenacho added 14.8 points per game along with 5.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He recorded 20 or more points in seven games and had a season-high 24 against South Dakota. He also spent his freshman season at North Dakota earning Summit League Freshman of the Year honors. He was the only player in the Summit League to rank inside the top-10 in rebounding (10th), assists (2nd) and steals (3rd). He added 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds as a freshman.

He spent his sophomore and junior seasons at James Madison. He played 39 games with 22 starts. He has 110 steals in his collegiate career.

A graduate of Prior Lake High School, Ihenacho led Prior Lake to 25 wins. He was named as one of the top prep players by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2020.

Linder of Ihenacho

“Tyree is a skilled playmaker with a lot of “pop” to his game.  He’s a proven guard who has already had a successful four-year run-in college.  Tyree’s ability to get downhill and put pressure on the defense will add great value to our back court.  The experience the Tyree brings to the program will have an impact from day one.  His maturity and feel for the game will be boost for Wyoming basketball.  We’re ecstatic to have Tyree in the Brown and Gold.”


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