Paxton moving from CWCR00;to university ball

May 3, 2020 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Central Wyoming College guard Treyton Paxton is moving on after one season playing for the Rustlers, signing a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana.

The Bulldogs finished the 2019-20 season 11-19 overall and 4-14 in the Frontier Conference.

"I loved going to CWC and playing for coach (Brad) Schmit," said Pacxton, a Wyoming Class 4-A all stater last season and the Fremont County Player of the Year.

"I was ready for another chapter in my life," Paxton said. "A lot of it was I wanted to get a college experience away from home."

Paxton was recruited and offered a scholarship out of high school at Rocky Mountain College, a member of the Frontier Conference.

He will play either the one or two position for the Montana Western Bulldogs.

"I love the state of Montana and think I'll fit in well there. The Frontier Conference is a great fit for me and my style of basketball," Paxton said. "I'll play the two, maybe a soft one, a position where if the starting point guard goes out I'll play the one."

Paxton will major in business.

"With in-state tuition and the WUE it's not a full scholarship, but enough to give me an opportunity, and I'm thankful for that," Paxton said.

As a Rustler, Paxton often entered the game and drained a 3-point shot within seconds of hitting the floor. He hit 21 of 53 attempts from the 3-point line and shot 80 percent from the free-throw line.

CWC was 20-11 overall and 9-5 in Region IX play.

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