Maldonado to stay at Wyoming after coaching change

Posted at 10:44 PM, Mar 22, 2020

After Wyoming fired head coach Allen Edwards earlier in March, many Cowboy fans worried that may mean star and former Vista Ridge Wolverine, Hunter Maldonado, would leave the program as well.

Yet on Twitter last week, the Cowboys leading scorer said we would stay with the program after the hiring of new head coach Jeff Linder from Northern Colorado.

“A lot has happened the last week along with the departure of a mentor, and great coach that had a big impact on my life the last two years,” tweeted Maldonado. “As for next year, after meeting with Coach (Linder) and talking to him I have decided I plan on staying at Wyoming this upcoming season and finishing what I started for this great state. Time to get back to work.”

Maldonado scored 15.6 points per game in 2019-2020 as a redshirt sophomore, helping the Pokes become a Cinderella story at the Mountain West Conference tournament, making it to the semifinal round.