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Buffaloes add junior college All-American after drama

Well, that’s a great add in May.

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The Colorado Buffaloes have been going through it this offseason. Tad Boyle and his team are still awaiting Jabari Walker’s decision (though it seems very likely that he is going pro), and they’ve recently lost a four-star commitment in Bobi Klintman due to admissions issues (thank you again to the CU administration). So, where does that leave CU? Apparently, it leads to a junior college All-American from one of the best programs in the country.

J’Vonne Hadley is a Tad Boyle special. At 6’6, he played positions one through five at Indian Hills Community College, which is a powerhouse. Hadley arrived at IHCC from Northeastern, where he played as a freshman. At IHCC (which is the home of forever Buff Shane Gatling), Hadley started slow before exploding throughout the year and ending up as a 1st team JuCo All-American. He ended the season with averages of 10.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 2.2 APG, but he was averaging much higher than that by the end of the season. For example, against #10 Triton at the end of the year, Hadley dropped in a game-high 21 points, 8 boards, 2 assist, 2 blocks and 8/14 shooting, while playing all 40 minutes and only causing 2 turnovers. He really grew and ended up grabbing high major interest because of it. Take a look at the highlights below:

Welcome, J’vonne!