|The newest Buff: Josh Fortune!|
Fortune reportedly chose CU over offers from other high major schools like Cal, Purdue, Minnesota, and Virginia. Despite early rumors that he was interested in playing closer to home, it looks like Josh was particularly keen on moving for "professional reasons." To that end, Fortune's mother told BuffStampede.com's Ryan Koenigsberg that her son was especially impressed with Colorado's recent reputation of developing guards. Certainly, with Coach Boyle's guard-oriented system, and an ongoing need for perimeter scoring, a player of Fortune's mold has a golden opportunity to thrive in Boulder.
Josh's message for the fanbase is "get ready, because I'm coming," but BuffNation won't see immediate dividends from this addition. As a traditional transfer, Fortune will have to sit out the coming season due to NCAA rules. After that, however, the young guard will have two years of remaining eligibility. This is the long-term addition that Coach Boyle has always stressed that he's looking for, and it marks an important step in future roster construction. With Askia Booker's graduation only a season away, look for the Virginia native to fill that soon-to-be-vacated shooter's role.
|Uh oh, 3-goggles.|
Welcome to Boulder, Josh!