The very best-rated recruiting class within the historical past of Colorado males’s basketball will miss considered one of its key gamers in the course of the 2021-22 season.
On Thursday, head coach Tad Boyle advised BuffZone that 6-foot-7 rookie Quincy Allen won’t play this season attributable to a hip harm. Whereas Boyle declined to disclose the particular nature of Allen’s harm, the Washington DC native not too long ago underwent surgical procedure and is dealing with an in depth comeback path earlier than returning to the ground.
Requested how a lot follow time Allen may nonetheless get with the Buffs later this season, Boyle mentioned, “Not a lot. He’s going to be out some time. It’s not going to be, sadly, your typical redshirt yr the place you get to follow and enhance and get higher. He’s going to be rehabbing and attempting to get again so he’s able to play.”
The Buffs will maintain their first official preseason follow of the 2021-22 season on Tuesday with a freshman class ranked thirteenth within the nation, and No. 1 within the Pac-12 Convention, by 247Sports.com. Allen is considered one of three four-star recruits within the five-player class (additionally KJ Simpson and Lawson Lovering), and he was anticipated to compete for a rotation function on the three-spot.
Allen is listed because the No. 89 recruit within the nation within the 2021 class by 247Sports and was No. 74 within the ESPN100. Allen was named the 2021 Gatorade Washington DC Participant of the Yr.
CU carried out 10 summer season practices forward of the group’s four-game exhibition journey to Costa Rica, and Allen participated within the first set of 5 practices in late June and early July. Nevertheless, when the Buffs reconvened for the ultimate 5 practices forward of the Costa Rica journey, Allen was sidelined by the hip harm and in the end didn’t play through the Buffs’ 4 wins in Costa Rica.
Allen’s harm leaves 6-foot-7 Luke O’Brien as the one true three-man on the roster, although fellow sophomores Jabari Walker and Tristan da Silva, each 6-foot-8, can fill minutes at both ahead spot.
Whereas the Buffs’ upcoming season took a success on Thursday, CU did solidify future reinforcements within the 2022 recruiting class by touchdown a verbal dedication from RJ Smith, a 6-foot-4 guard from La Verne, Calif. Smith is the second dedication for the Buffs for 2022, becoming a member of 6-foot-10 South Dakota ahead Joe Hurlburt. CU nonetheless has one open slot remaining for the 2022 class.
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