Today in the bag, I'm talking another solid addition to the out-of-conference basketball schedule, minor recruiting news for both basketball and football, and Andre Roberson at the NBA Draft Combine.
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CU to play Harvard -
Late last week, ESPN's Andy Katz, who seems to have great connections with the CU coaching staff, leaked another piece of the scheduling puzzle when he announced that Harvard will be making an appearance at the CEC this fall.
Harvard, champions of the Ivy League in each of the past three seasons, is actually a pretty strong 'get' for the Buffs, as, while they're not a 'marquee' name, they are a sneaky good resume stuffer. Under former Michigan coach Tommy Amaker's tutelage, they've claimed an RPI ranking in the top-100 each of the last four seasons, and look to be just as good in 2013-14. Should they finish in the RPI top-50 again this season, this game will be worth it's weight in gold.
|Amaker has created a strong program out of nothing, much like Coach Boyle.|
Including Harvard, the Buffs now have
More roster additions -
Both the basketball and football teams beefed up their rosters over the weekend, filling holes in their respective depth charts.
Football head coach Mike MacIntyre made the first splash, landing JuCo QB Jordan Gehrke. A 6-2 prospect out of Arizona, Gerhke had originally been slated to attend Ventura College ($) before the CU offer came through.
|Gehrke adds much needed depth. From: Allbuffs.|
Over at the CEC, Coach Boyle extended his bench even further with the addition of preferred walk-on Sled Allen. A 6-5 SG out of Texas, Allen impressed at the Mile High Classic AAU tournament (much like recent commitment George King), and chose a PWO offer from Colorado over a few scholarship options. He's a 2013 graduate, and will be with the team in the fall.
You don't look for walk-ons to receive much run, but he appears to have the length, defensive tenacity, and shooting stroke to run with the big boys. If anything, he should help CU's already sterling APR, and add some intensity to practice.
Welcome to BuffNation, Jordan and Sled!
'Dre at NBA Draft Combine -
The NBA hosted it's pre-draft combine over the weekend in Chicago, giving departed CU star Andre Roberson his first opportunity to impress scouts post decision. The results were nothing explosive, perhaps even disappointing, but, as @TZiskBuff pointed out last week, just getting invited to the combine is in itself a statement of your draftability.
|'Dre gettin' his draft on. From: @RealMatSmith|
Still, 'Dre sparked some interest, having conversations with both the Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons (who have two second round picks to spend...). As has often been said, it only takes one team to fall in love with you, and I'm still confident that at least one team will use a second round flyer on the NCAA's leading rebounder, regardless of whether or not he 'has a position.'
Up next for Roberson will be a few rounds of individual workouts with interested teams, which should give everyone a better idea of where and if he might go on draft day.