Hoop dreams brought to life

Basketball coach reason highly sought recruit chooses LCCC


Driving the lane:

Wyche burns a defender and goes for the layup.

Photo by Cody Fox

Da’Zhon Wyche is a big reason why the Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team won the South Division in Region IX this season.

Wyche led the team in scoring this season, averaging 17 points per game and 5.3 assists in 29 starts this seasons, where he averaged 13.3 minutes per game.

Wyche is from Anchorage, Alaska, where he attended West Anchorage High School. Wyche was scouted by numerous schools, but he said he wanted to attend LCCC because he liked what coach Jason Ficca had to offer and decided that LCCC was his best option.

Wyche said he is undecided about his major, but he is leaning a little toward business.

Wyche has been playing basketball for 13 years. He said he started playing at 6 years old. It has taken a lot of sweat and hard work to get to this point, but it has had made him the player he is today. He said his biggest highlight has been basketball itself, and he said he appreciates his parents for being there and supporting him. He said his biggest accomplishment is playing for LCCC on a full-ride scholarship.

Wyche said he listens to the same mixtape before every game to get motivated. Wyche said he is committed to basketball and its exciting atmosphere. He has mastered the art of ankle breaking with his swift moves and agility.

Wyche said he loves the sport of basketball and is happy to see that his parents are happy as well. He said it has always been his dream to play basketball in college, and he hopes to someday have the chance to play in the NBA.


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