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A boatload of talent arrives in the Midwest.

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Recruiting Central' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Big 12 Recruiting Breakdown
    A boatload of talent arrives in the Midwest.
    by Joey Whelan


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    Colorado Buffaloes
    Don’t expect Colorado to be challenging for a conference title any time soon, but the Buffaloes did bring in size at several positions that should help next season. Combo-guard Alec Burks will be an immediate impact player thanks to his versatility and solid 6-4 frame. A graduate of Grandview Sr. HS in Missouri, Burks knows how to get into the lane and create scoring opportunities for himself and teammates. Australian center Shane Harris-Tunks will help the frontcourt right away thanks to his strong 6-11 frame that is more than ready to handle the rigors of playing in the paint at the big time Division 1 level. Having recently left the Australian Institute of Sport, Harris-Tunks has a polished post game that includes the ability to consistently hit the mid-range jumper. California small forward Keegan Hornbuckle had offers on the table from the likes of Arizona and Arizona State, but went with less of a sure thing in CU. The 6-5 wing earned his attention thanks to his sharpshooting from the perimeter that will help to spread out opposing defenses. Colorado also added a pair of junior college transfers in point guard Shannon Sharpe and small forward Marcus Relphorde. Sharpe (no relation to the football player) averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists as a senior at Centennial HS in California before missing his one season of JuCo. The 6-0 floor general is super explosive, very fast in the open floor and has a build that can handle contact on the way to the basket. He is definitely a guy who will excel when he can get out and push the tempo of the game. Relphorde spent his freshman year at St. Louis before transferring to Indian Hills-Ottumwa for his sophomore campaign. Now back at the D-1 level, the 6-8 small forward will be a match up problem for Big 12 defenders thanks to his ability to post up and operate on the perimeter as well.





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  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i think we're finally building a solid foundation here. excited to see these guys on the court. shannon sharpe can throw it down like a bad mofo.
     

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