Nov. 13, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head basketball coach Steve McClain announced on Wednesday the signing of one San Diego-area high school senior to a national letter of intent. Jarrod Boswell of Lakeside, Calif., signed with Wyoming.
Jarrod Boswell is a 7'0", 265-pound center at El Capitan High School in Lakeside, Calif. He averaged 20.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots during his junior season, while shooting 63.7 percent from the field, making 246 of 386 field-goal attempts. Boswell earned All-East County Player of the Year honors last season. He also was named Second Team All-CIF by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Boswell set a Grossmont North League record for blocked shots, with 141 blocks during the 2001-02 season. He broke the record of 98 blocked shots by former Helix High School standout and UCLA All-American Bill Walton.
Boswell has been rated among the Top 10 high school centers in the West by several scouting services. Rivals.com listed him as a "Three Star" recruit. Van Coleman's Recruiting Service ranks him among the Top 100 players in the country -- at No. 78. His high school coach is Ross Furrow.
Boswell is the son of Nennoa and Jeff Boswell. He plans on majoring in political science at Wyoming. He selected Wyoming over California, Colorado State, Oregon, Pepperdine, UC-Irvine and Utah.
"Jarrod Boswell is a young man, at seven foot, who has great potential," said UW head coach Steve McClain. "We have been very fortunate to attract big men to our program since we've been here. I think Jarrod saw the success our big men have had, and that was a big factor in his decision to sign with us. We are excited about his future here at Wyoming."
Wednesday was the first day student-athletes could sign national letters of intent with NCAA institutions. The Wyoming Basketball program expects to have one other early signee in the 2002-03 signing class.