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Jason McManamen

School

Wyoming

Position
Guard
Major
Marketing

Classroom

Jason McManamen graduated with his degree in management in the May 2016. He is currently working on a degree in marketing with a GPA of 3.06 and is a member of the MW Academic All-Conference Team.

Character

McManamen is a native of Wyoming, and he fits the model of the state. He has a hard-working attitude and plays unselfish basketball. McManamen also is the leader of the Cowboy basketball team. His incredible work ethic speaks volumes and illustrates his ability to lead by example.

Community

McManamen is a hometown favorite and has been a staple in the community. He has volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Laramie and the local Goodwill and was also part of the Big Event hosted by the University of Wyoming. The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as University of Wyoming students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community. McManamen also spends time reading to young students in his hometown of Torrington, Wy.

Competition

McManamen was named All-Mountain West Honorable Mention by the coaches and media in 2015-16 after emerging as one of the top three-point shooters in the Mountain West and NCAA. His team-high 44 percent from beyond the arc ranked second in the conference and 15th in the NCAA, while his 3.0 triples per game were second and 27th, respectively. He was a large reason the Pokes ranked ninth in the NCAA at 10.1 triples per game. His 92 three-pointers during the season ranked third in Wyoming single-season history, while his 209 attempts were fifth. Overall, McManamen averaged 14.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game during the season, while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the free-throw line. His 14.4 points were second on the team and 11th in the conference, while his 35.0 minutes per game were second and fifth, respectively. He had two of the more memorable plays of the 2014-15 season as he hit game-clinching three’s at Colorado State and against Boise State in overtime in the Mountain West tournament semifinals. He helped lead the Cowboys to the NCAA Tournament that season.