LARAMIE – A week before the season started, Wyoming redshirt sophomore guard Hunter Maldonado said the scoring role former Cowboys star Justin James previously held was going to be split among a number of Wyoming players.

James averaged better than 22 points per game a season ago for the Pokes but is currently displaying his talents in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings. A single player couldn’t replace James’ production, both Maldonado and senior guard Jake Hendricks agreed.

Michael Katz is a writer for WyoSports. He can be reached at mkatz@wyosports.net or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @MichaelLKatz.

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