FAYETTE, Mo.- Central Methodist Eagles and Coach Jeff Sherman have been very efficient this off-season in signing recruits. Having four seniors graduate usually is a reason to get on the phone and start building. Recruits include a 6’7″ center from Macedonia, a 6’6″ forward transfer from University of Indianapolis, and a 6’4″ Farmington, MO native.
Zach Wyatt recently signed with CMU this past week. A Salisbury High School alum, Zach, was on Coach Sherman’s radar coming out of high school in 2013 after winning a State Championship. Standing at 6’3”, Wyatt was able to hit the 1,000 point mark in high school averaging 12.5 ppg, 5 apg, 5 rpg, and almost 3 spg. After his senior year he decided to go to Moberly Area Community College. When asked what Wyatt’s plans were after high school Coach Sherman stated, ” I think the plan was for him to play basketball for MACC, but instead he went to school and helped out on his parents farm.” Wyatt sat out from basketball for two years and ended up contacting Coach Sherman himself and expressing interest in playing basketball again.
“His father, Kenny, and I were classmates and teammates in the early 80’s at Central and it is exciting to see the Central tradition continue with the Wyatts, now with Zach,” said Coach Sherman. Wyatt will come in with essentially 3 years of eligibility and have a chance immediately to make varsity. When asked about the transition Wyatt will make Coach Sherman said, “I’m expecting him to compete right away, he’ll have to adjust to our regiment that includes morning workouts and individual drills in the afternoon. As a coach you got to love the fact that he’s a winner and he’s a product of a winning system, but he’s also got to put in quite a bit of work to potentially crack the 10-man rotation.” CMU has got an outstanding JV program that plays a lot of games and will give Wyatt a chance to get those basketball intangibles back to form.