Nicholas Named Gatorade Player of the Year


Hoyt Nicholas of Worland, Wyo., formerly of Colome, was named the 2015-2016 Gatorade Wyoming Boys basketball player of the year.

Nicholas is the son of Dave and Kathy Nicholas of Worland, Wyo., formerly of Tripp County. Dave was the superintendent of the Winner School District and Kathy taught in Winner.

Colome grandparents of Hoyt are Larry and Sharon Bertram.

Nicholas is the first Gatorade Wyoming boys basketball player of the year to be chosen from Worland High School.

The 6-5 200 pound senior guard led his school to a 20-4 record and the Class 3A state title this past season.

A two time first team all-state selection, Nicholas averaged 25.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and shot 82 percent from the free throw line. He scored a game high 25 points to go with 11 rebounds in Worland’s 65-51 win over Douglas in the state title game.

This was Worland’s first state championship since 1921.

Nicholas has maintained a 3.44 GPA in the classroom.

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