CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- Both Xavier and Demetrius McCord are taking their talents from Cheyenne East High School, to Laramie County Community College (LCCC). This will give the twins a chance to fulfil their lifelong dream of playing college basketball, together.
"That's been our goal since day one,” Demetrius McCord said. “We've always wanted to play college basketball together and the fact that now we get to do it at a higher level, it's just pretty fun. I wouldn't want to do it with anyone else besides my twin."
Interim LCCC men’s basketball head coach, DeWayne Saulsberry, says Xavier and Demetrius bring the athleticism that the program needs.
"It was a no brainer for us,” Saulsberry said. “We had to have some athleticism and if you can find that in a local Cheyenne kid then it's even better."
Xavier McCord believes they will not only bring athleticism to the program, but also a competitive edge.
"Just our willing to try to win every game,” Xavier McCord said. “Just all-around game for both of us, just offense and defense I think it helps turn around a lot of stuff like that and we're going to be trying to win each and every game no matter what."
The McCord Twins joining former T-Birds teammates, Erik Oliver and Onyx Jackson who joined the Golden Eagles last season.
"When they [McCord Twins] told me they were going to come it was kind of cool because they are my high school teammates and we talked about having a college link up," Oliver said.
"Being able to play together in college against teams across the whole country, I feel like it's going to be exciting and really fun considering we already have that connection and we won't have to struggle as much in case if things get difficult," Jackson said.
The four are looking forward to play in front of their hometown crowd for another year.
"That's the cool thing about it. Kind of like high school again, but in a different gym,” Oliver said. “The chemistry is there."
Even though the McCord’s were willing to go far from a geographical standpoint, they felt they made the right choice, staying local.
"We're just more comfortable with LCCC, knowing the coach there pretty well and obviously, Erik and Onyx, and those guys there getting us some intel on the school and stuff, just letting us know about it, just being so close around it, going to all the games during the season just made it comfortable for that decision for us," Xavier McCord said.
The McCord twins said they are undecided on what they are going to study.