Despite this news having terrible timing, the Colorado Buffaloes basketball team made a major move on Friday as Keeshawn Barthelemy has committed to the team.
Barthelemy is a 4-star guard who has reclassified from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019. That means he will join the Buffs this season. Adam Munsterteiger of 247Sports tweeted that Barthelemy will likely redshirt in 2019-20.
The Toronto native is a terrific guard for CU’s future. The 6’2 guard was the 90th rated player in the 2020 class. He chose Colorado over Gonzaga, Arkansas and Nevada, among others, according to Munsterteiger.
He chose CU because of their ability to develop lead guards. Tad Boyle has developed Spencer Dinwiddie (who like Barthelemy has a witness protection-type name), Askia Booker, Derrick White and McKinley Wright. He should be that next great guard as he’s Boyle’s chosen successor to Wright.
Barthelemy is an explosive athlete who with stop-and-go quickness and ability to change directions. He’s very crafty in how he creates and finds open spaces in the defense. It looks like he has a clean jumper and solid floor awareness, although it’s difficult to tell until we see in game. The Buffs have themselves a guard for the future.