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Aussie Harris-Tunks aims to fill CU Buffs' void at center

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    By Ryan Thorburn Camera Sports Writer

    Posted: 09/27/2009 12:04:42 AM MDT
    [video=youtube;33lpY32vHZ4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33lpY32vHZ4&feature=player_embedded[/video]



    Shane Harris-Tunks is still getting used to American rules football. The 6-foot-11 center from Australia got his first taste of our nation`s pastime when Colorado opened the season against Colorado State at Folsom Field earlier this month.



    "I was a little disappointed because we didn`t get the win," Harris-Tunks


    http://www.buffzone.com/ci_13431006
     
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    kind of weird, confusing placement on the Crawford gains 10 pounds paragraph.
     
  3. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    Crawford needs to step up this year, because I really don't think Tunks is going to play a lot. He's just so skinny...who knows, maybe he'll surprise us all.
     
  4. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    I think he'll get plenty of PT, but I'm not so sure he'll be a starter. I'm looking forward to see how Eckloff has progressed.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We really need him to be a contributor this year. We really need a big guy to alter shots and be an active help defender. Rebounding too. We don't need him to score. We've got a lot of guys that can put up points playing the 1,2,3 and 4.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

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    as much as anything, the last two years (minus experience) the thing we've needed was someone who could hit the boards, play some interior D, and give us 5 legit fouls in the paint. all respect to JJW's great effort last year but he just couldn't do it by himself against the Aldrich, Pittman, Brackins, Griffin's of the league.
     
  7. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm not expecting too much out of him right now. Given that he'll be a 6'11'' 225 pound true freshman... I dunno. Just seems like a player that'll need a couple of seasons to gain some weight and get comfortable with Big 12 play. I hope I'm wrong.
     
  8. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I am having a good feeling about this season and with the lower expectations for MBB versus the expectations for football at CU, I like CU's chances at going .500 this season. That would be a very encouraging sign for CU fans.

    :gobuffs:
     
  9. BuffNut

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    I have good feelings abotu this bball season as well. They hung tough for 3/4 of most games last year with few/if any blowouts. Excited to see how the bball specific Strength coach, and the influx of new talent, affects the team this year.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep.

    No question we're better. Are we enough better to get to a postseason tourney? I don't know, but I'm getting pretty excited to find out.
     
  11. SECOBuffsFan

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    He won't play much this year
     

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