Nearly two months after receiving his release from the Washington State basketball program, Ny Redding has found a home at Wyoming, the school announced Friday.
"We are extremely excited to have Nyaires (Redding) join the program with his experience playing in the Pac-12 Conference," Wyoming assistant coach Jerome Kimbrough, who is also Redding's stepfather, said in a release. "He brings leadership and experience to the team both on the floor and in the locker room."
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Redding will sit out the 2016-17 season then have two years of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot-2, 166-pound guard arrived at Washington State in Ernie Kent's first recruiting class and was somewhat of a priority recruit late in the cycle, having averaged nearly 30 points and 9 assists per game as a senior at Westwind Prep Academy.
However, he struggled to progress in his two years in Pullman. In 60 games, 22 of which he started, Redding averaged just 2.7 points and 2.3 assists per game with most of his contributions coming as a true freshman. He averaged just 12 minutes per game last season.
He'll hope to rebound at Wyoming over the next three years under Kimbrough and Wyoming head coach Allen Edwards.
“He was a great student in the classroom and really developed as a basketball player during his time at Washington State,” Kimbrough said. “He will have a year to develop under coach Allen Edwards and our system.”