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By Robert Gagliardi

Jonathan Barnes' importance to Cowboys goes beyond stats


February 23, 2016

LARAMIE — He’s started 20 games this season, and only the team’s three leading scorers have started more.

Yet, University of Wyoming sophomore post Jonathan Barnes doesn’t have statistics one would expect from a regular starter. He averages 2.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 10.8 minutes per game.

However, Barnes’ role and importance to UW (13-15 overall, 6-9 Mountain West) aren’t measured in stats.

“He’s a special young man. He means as much to our program as anybody we’ve ever brought in because of his outlook,” sixth-year UW coach Larry Shyatt said Monday.

“His outlook on...

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