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Incoming Buffs battle for High School Supremecy
Next year the Colorado Buffaloes basketball team will have at least five new faces incoming as freshman. Two of the recruits include Colorado’s highest ranked high school basketball players.
Josh Scott is a 6’9’’ center from Lewis Palmer High School who many suspect is good enough to start for the Buffaloes right now. Wesley Gordon is a 6’8’’ forward from Sierra High School who is billed as one of nations premier shot blockers. Both hope to come in next year and compete for early playing time.
“I cant wait to be with him(Gordon) and spend most of my time in Boulder with him, we’re going to be a special tandem up there,” said Scott.
Scott is considered the crown jewel of the incoming recruiting class and is ranked by ESPN as the 37th best recruit in the nation. Scott is the highest ranked recruit CU has landed since David Harrison was a McDonald's High School All-American in 2001. Scott is also by far the highest ranked recruit in the modern day online recruiting ranking era.
Wesley Gordon is ranked among the nation’s top 26 centers by scout.com, although most recruiting outlets list him slightly lower as a forward instead of a center.
“Wesley is one of the best shot blockers in the nation and one of the best I have ever played,” Scott said when asked about the best part of Gordon’s game.
Gordon had three blocks on Scott, but Scott racked up 28 points and 10 rebounds as he led his team to victory in the two stars’ late season showdown.
The rest of Colorado’s recruiting class includes point guard Xavier Talton from sterling High School (CO), Chris Jenkins from Univ. of Detroit Jesuit High School (MI), and Xavier Johnson from Mater Dei High School (CA) (who is also very highly regarded by most recruiting outlets).
Colorado head coach Tad Boyle has already nabbed the highest ranked recruiting class the Buffs have ever had. He could be the first coach in CU history to have back-to-back 20 win seasons if the Buffs manage to win at least two more games this season.