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A boatload of talent arrives in the Midwest.

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

    Jul 11, 2005
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    Big 12 Recruiting Breakdown
    A boatload of talent arrives in the Midwest.
    by Joey Whelan


    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.

  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

    Sep 3, 2007
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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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