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Linder adds Yuto Yamanouchi-Williams to 2024-2025 roster
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Linder adds Yuto Yamanouchi-Williams to 2024-2025 roster

LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 8, 2024) – Wyoming Cowboy Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Linder announced the addition of forward Yuto Yamanouchi-Williams (YOO-toh YAH-muh-NOO-chee)
to the 2024-2025 roster on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility at Wyoming after spending last season with Portland.

Yamanouchi-Williams is a 6-10, 230-pound forward originally from Aizuwakamatsu, Japan. Last season, Yamanouchi-Williams played in 12 games, including 11 starts, all in West Coast Conference play. He averaged 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He averaged nearly one block per game and shot 36 percent from behind the arc. He scored a season-high 17 points against Santa Clara and had a season-high 10 rebounds against Pacific.

Yamanouchi-Williams spent his freshman season at Lamar. He averaged 6.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He added five double-doubles and had nearly one blocked shot per game. He started 24 games as a true freshman.

He represented Japan at U19 level at the 2021/22 FIBA ​​World Cup in Latvia. In high school, he helped lead Ribet Academy to back-to-back California state title games.

Linder on Yamanouchi Williams

“We are excited to welcome Yuto to the Cowboy family. He brings great versatility on the front court. His combination of size, length and skill provides options up front. He has a great nose for the ball and consistently rebounds on a high level. His movement and switching ability give us exceptional flexibility on the defensive end of the floor. Yuto’s best basketball is in front of him, and we can’t wait to be part of his continued development.