Before Wyoming: A 6'9", 200-pound forward, Alan Herndon is the fifth Colorado native that UW head coach Larry Shyatt has signed since returning to the Cowboys in March of 2011. Herndon played his prep career under coach Brent Garretson at Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, Colo.
As a senior in 2012-13, Herndon averaged team highs of 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks, while adding 1.5 steals and 1.2 assists per game. He shot 50 percent from the field with a team-high 130 made baskets, as Widefield went 18-7 on the season to advance to the second round of the Class 4A state tournament. Herndon scored in double figures in 16 games, including eight double-doubles. He posted a season-high 27 points against Harrison on Jan. 31 to go with 11 rebounds, as he earned Honorable Mention All-State from the Denver Post.
During his junior campaign, Herndon averaged 9.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, as the Gladiators went 11-14. He notched three double-doubles, including a season-high 14 points and 11 rebounds against Harrison and added 11 points and 12 rebounds against Falcon. In a game against Cheyenne Mountain, he had 14 blocked shots. Herndon earned Honorable Mention All-Metro honors from the Colorado Springs Gazette and was Honorable Mention Academic All-State. As a sophomore, Herndon averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
Personal: The son of Michael and Chenell Herndon, Alan was born on Nov. 10, 1994, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Herndon's father Mike was a standout for VMI from 1982-85. He is still fourth in school history with 103 blocks and ninth in field goal percentage at 51.6 percent. Alan has one sister, Kim. Alan is majoring in business at Wyoming. He was also recruited by Colorado, Denver and Air Force.