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    Colorado Basketball

    Dallas Walton signs with Buffs

    Just the facts … Dallas Walton is a 7’0″, 225-pound power forward from Arvada West high in Arvada, Colorado Rivals bio

    What others have to say about Walton … Walton is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, listed as the No. 2 prospect out of the state of Colorado this year.

    Walton had other offers from … Wyoming, Brown, Middle Tennessee and Denver University. Walton also had interest from schools like Oregon, Nebraska, and Colorado State. The offer sheet is fairly sparse, perhaps because Walton has suffered not one but two ACL tears in high school.

    Former University of Denver assistant coach Marcus Mason, who runs an elite basketball camp in Parker, Colorado, known as Nothing But Net, believes Walton will be a good fit at Colorado:

    “Josh Scott is a great player, so no, I don’t think he will be Josh Scott a year from now, but I think that if he continues to work hard and under the guidance of a great coach like Tad Boyle, I think he could eventually grow into that type of player”, Mason told cuindependent.com. “With that being said, Dallas and Josh Scott are different players. I’m confident of Dallas shooting trail-threes in the Pac-12 and picking and popping, being in the screen and roll game with Derrick White and really providing an option of the guy that can space the floor, whereas Josh is more of a block-to-block kind of player.”

    Here is a link to Hudl.com highlights of Walton in action.


    April 6th

    … CU in the Arena …

    Year-end basketball awards presented

    Here is a link to a video of the highlights from the 2015-16 season (it’s worth checking out) …

    From cubuffs.com … The University of Colorado men’s basketball team celebrated the 2015-16 season at its annual Awards Banquet Tuesday night at the George Boedecker, Jr., Practice Gym at the Coors Events Center.

    Senior forward Josh Scott earned his third straight Chauncey Billups Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player. The Chauncey Billups MVP Award is one of four voted on by Colorado men’s basketball student-athletes. Sophomore wing George King won the Most Improved Player Award, junior forward Wesley Gordon was awarded as the team’s Best Defender and senior guard Xavier Talton was voted Most Inspirational.

    In addition, two statistical champion awards were handed out. Scott won the Stephane Pelle Rebounding Award while sophomore guard Dominique Collier earned the Jay Humphries Assist Award.

    Scott, a 2016 All-Pac-12 First Team selection, led Buffaloes at 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while hitting 53 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line. He was one of 10 finalists for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given to the nation’s top big man.

    On the Pac-12 charts Scott ranked fourth in double-doubles (13), fifth in scoring, rebounding, blocks (1.6 bpg) and defensive rebounds (6.1 drpg), seventh in offensive rebounds (2.7 orpg), 12th in field goal percentage and 14th in free throw percentage. Scott was a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week as a senior and a second team All-District pick.

    … Head coach Tad Boyle took time to recognize Colorado’s senior class of Scott, Talton, Eli Stalzer and Brett Brady. The 2016 senior class won 82 games, the third best mark in team history. The quartet had three 20-win seasons and participated in four postseason events including three NCAA Tournaments.

    Colorado finished the 2015-16 season at 22-12 overall and placed fifth in the Pac-12 Conference at 10-8. The Buffaloes advanced to their 14th NCAA Tournament and fourth in the past five seasons. Colorado won at least 20 games for the ninth time in team history, and fifth in the past six seasons.


    April 5th

    … CU in the Arena …

    Colorado finding its way into “way-too-early” Top 25 rankings

    At least two “way-too-early” projections for the 2016-17 men’s basketball rankings have Colorado in the mix.

    Jon Wilner at San Jose Mercury News has CU in at No. 22:

    22. Colorado: Despite the departure of Josh Scott, the Buffs and George King should contend for top-tier finish in the Pac-12. (Sleeper #1.)

    Wilner also has Oregon at No. 9; Arizona at No. 13; and UCLA at No. 19 (December opponent Xavier is No. 6)

    Jon Rothstein at CBS Sports has Colorado as the No. 24 team in the nation.

    Others … No. 4 Xavier; No. 8 Oregon; No. 9 UCLA; No. 10 Arizona; No. 14 USC

    Another CBS Sports columnist, Gary Parrish, doesn’t list CU in his Top 25.

    Others … No. 5 Xavier; No. 8 Oregon; No. 9 Arizona; No. 11 UCLA; No. 14 USC.

    ESPN didn’t find a place for CU either, in its “way-too-early” Top 25 for 2016-17.

    Others … No. 10 Oregon; No. 11 Xavier; No. 12 Arizona; No. 24 UCLA.

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