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Colorado Buffaloes Basketball: Daylen Kountz, Jakub Dombek enter transfer portal

The Buffs will lose two potential role players.

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The Colorado Buffaloes will lose two players to the transfer portal, Daylen Kountz and Jakub Dombek, both of whom announced their departure on Friday evening.

Daylen Kountz was a mainstay in the Buffs’ rotation the past two seasons. The guard from Denver impressed with his ability to attack the rim, but he regressed badly in his sophomore season. Because he is so talented, it has been frustrating to see him settle for contested jumpers, turn the ball over at such a high rate and look lost on defense at times.

Kountz finishes his career having scored 4.3 points per game, all while shooting 39% from the field and 26% from three. He’s a promising player with untapped potential, so hopefully a fresh place will bring about positive change for him. We’re certainly rooting for him, as he is such a kind person.

Jakub Dombek was part of that same 2018 recruiting class, but redshirted in 2018-19 and barely played in 2019-20. The lanky forward came from Czechia as a project, but his body never developed to where he could see consistent Pac-12 minutes. He’s an excellent shooter and a terrific athlete for his size, he just needs to add strength and polish to realize that potential.

The departure of these two leaves the Buffaloes with two open scholarships, in addition to the two left by the graduating Lucas Siewert and Shane Gatling. Incoming freshmen Nique Clifford and Luke O’Brien will be on scholarship, but that’s still two open slots for potential transfers. Expect Tad Boyle to be very aggressive on the graduate transfer market, as this team will be heavily hyped in 2020-21.