UW-Green Bay men’s basketball signs trio to 2023-24 roster
For the Press Times
GREEN BAY – University of Green Bay men’s basketball head coach, Sundance Wicks recently announced the addition of three more players to the team’s 2023-24 roster.
Inking their National Letter of Intent were Foster Wonders, Elijah Jones and Noah Reynolds.
Jones started 16 of 35 games in his lone season at NJCAA school John A. Logan.
He became a lethal shooter last season, going 109-of-180 from the field (60.6%), including 19-of-36 (52.8 percent) from deep.
Jones and the Vols won the NJCAA National Championship on March 25 with a 73-70 win over Northwest Florida State College.
Jones started his career at Southern Indiana, where he appeared in 33 games in two years with the Screaming Eagles.
In 2021-22, he played in 23 games, making 16 starts and averaging 4.7 PPG in 18.5 minutes of action.
“Elijah is a winner, plain and simple, and he has some serious juice. E.J. comes to us fresh off a national championship with John A. Logan College,” Wicks said of Jones. “What you will see with him is how he impacts the game in all facets. In my opinion, versatility is not what you do on the offensive end but who you can guard on the defensive side of the ball, and he can guard 1-5.”
Reynolds joins Green Bay after two seasons at Wyoming, where Wicks was an assistant for the past three seasons.
Reynolds is a dynamic guard and Mountain West performer with the Cowboys.
The Peoria, Ill., native played in 18 games, making nine starts.
Reynolds can score at multiple levels, and proved so a season ago when he averaged 14.1 points per game, the second-most on Wyoming.
“Noah is Green Bay Grit personified,” Wicks said. “There has been nothing easy about his journey, and he has earned everything he has gotten by the blood and sweat he has put into this game during the invisible hours. There is a reason why he was one of the most coveted players in the transfer portal.
“He can score it at all three levels, is a relentless attacker, and loves the challenge of guarding the other team’s best. However, what makes him special is the competitive chip on his shoulder he plays with and the camaraderie he creates with his brothers in the locker room. He raises the level of any gym he is in because this dude loves to hoop.”
Wonders is a transfer from Southern Illinois, where he played in 24 games last season.
A solid shooting option, he was 39% from the floor and 34.7% from deep. In his limited time on the hardwood, he grabbed 11 rebounds and tallied 12 assists.
Phoenix fans might know Wonders from his time at Iron Mountain High School where he led the Mountaineers to a 83-5 record over four seasons.
Wonders is a three-time Mr. Basketball in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP), and is the UP’s all-time leading scorer with more than 2,200 career points.
Wonders was also a three-time all-state selection and led Iron Mountain to a 19-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Michigan Division 3 state tournament as a senior in 2021.
“Foster is a cold-blooded sniper and a relentless worker,” Wicks stated. “His combination of size, skill and shooting ability gives him gravity that can disrupt an entire defense. What I think is even more impressive than his shooting ability is his ever-evolving knowledge of the game. ‘Fosty’ studies the game like very few I have ever been around, and he does it out of humility and a true love for the game.”