Ayo Nuwe heading to Casper College


Myerscough student Ayo Nuwe has committed to Casper College in Wyoming for the 2017/18 season.

The 6’4 versatile wing will follow in the footsteps of fellow countryman Josh McSwiggan who helped guide the Thunderbirds to a 24 and 9 (9 and 5 in conference) 2016/17 season record.

“Ayo is extremely deserving of this opportunity, he has worked incredibly hard for it”. Commented Myerscough Head Coach Neal Hopkins.

“I am very proud of him, as is everyone at Myerscough”.

“Ayo has been invested into the opportunities that we have been fortunate enough to give him, he is certainly someone others can look up to”.

Nuwe, a Manchester native, joined Myerscough in 2015 following a decorated junior career with Manchester Magic under the guidance of Coach Pete Paraskeva.

“Myerscough has helped with my mental abilities as I’ve had relied on my physical abilities since I started playing but Coach (Neal Hopkins) taught me how to think the game and not just go at 100mph every time. Getting the chance to play Division 1 men’s I have learnt that I needed to add more to my game which is what I plan on doing to prepare for Casper”.

Ayo, who averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds during the 2016/17 EABL campaign whilst shooting 39% from three was also a key part in Lancashire Spinners NBL Division 1 squad from this past season.

Ayo Nuwe in EABL action

“I want to thank Casper for giving me this opportunity and believing in my abilities”, Said Nuwe, who has accepted a full scholarship.

“This means a lot, I have been blessed with the opportunity to go on to play at a higher level and see what I can do”.

“I’m going to bring my versatility to Casper as I believe that’s the kind of player I am, I’m going to bring my hard work ethic to get better” Nuwe Continued.

We would like to wish Ayo and the Thunderbirds the best of luck!

Neal Hopkins
Myerscough College Basketball Academy Programme Leader and Head Coach.