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By Robert Gagliardi
WyoSports 

McManamen turning into the man on defense for Cowboys

 

February 17, 2016

Jeremy Martin/WyoSports

University of Wyoming guard Jason McManamen has long been known for his contributions on offense, but has taken the role as the top defender too - often drawing the task of guarding the opponent's best player.

LARAMIE – He leads the Mountain West in 3-point shooting percentage (44.5) and is second on the team in scoring at 13.2 points per game.

But for University of Wyoming junior guard Jason McManamen, his biggest challenge and thrill is playing defense. The Torrington product, at 6-foot-5, often defends the opponents' best perimeter players and even some of their better inside guys.

"Taking a charge is always a big deal," McManamen said. "It's a foul on the other guy. Everyone gets excited about it, and we get the ball back.

"I think (playing defense) is more of a challenge going into every g...



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