33. Colorado Buffaloes Men’s Basketball Best Players of All time

Morgan Wolf

The Colorado Buffaloes Men’s Basketball team is a Division I collegiate basketball program that has been playing since 1901. They are members of the Pac-12 Conference and have won two conference championships, most recently in 2012. The Buffaloes play their home games at the CU Events Center on campus in Boulder, Colorado.

Under head coach Tad Boyle, the team has achieved its best results since joining the Pac-12; they have made four NCAA Tournament appearances including back to back tournament berths from 2011–2013 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2012.

With strong fan support and competitive players, this program looks poised for even more success moving forward.

Table of Contents

1. Spencer Dinwiddie

Point guard

Spencer Dinwiddie Career

  • High school: William Howard Taft, (Woodland Hills, California)
  • College: Colorado (2011–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2016: Detroit Pistons
  • 2014–2016: →Grand Rapids Drive
  • 2016: Windy City Bulls
  • 2016–2021: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2021–2022: Washington Wizards
  • 2022–present: Dallas Mavericks
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2013)

Dinwiddie was drafted by the Mavericks in 2014. He played college basketball at Colorado and has been a starter for their team since he entered the league.

Dinwiddie is known for his shooting ability, which has led him to average around 16 points per game over his career so far. He joined the Washington Wizards as an unrestricted free agent in 2019 and helped them reach the playoffs that year.

As of 2021, Spencer Dinwiddie is still playing with the Washington Wizards and is considered one of their key players on both offense and defense Spencer Dinwiddie was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 2014 NBA Draft. 

Spencer has played for both the Detroit Pistons and Grand Rapids Drive during his career so far.

He is a versatile player who can play either shooting guard or small forward positions. In 2016, he signed with the Windy City Bulls before moving to Brooklyn Nets in 2017 and Washington Wizards in 2018. He joined Dallas Mavericks for the 2019-20 season as a free agent.

2. Jabari Walker

Jabari Walker Career

  • High school: , Campbell Hall, (Los Angeles, California), AZ Compass Prep, (Chandler, Arizona)
  • College: Colorado (2020–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2022–present: Portland Trail Blazers
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2022), Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2021)

Jabari Walker is a 20-year-old power forward / small forward who was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 2018 NBA draft. He played high school basketball at Campbell Hall (Los Angeles, California) before attending AZ Compass Prep in Phoenix, Arizona for his senior year.

Jabari averaged 15 points and six rebounds per game as a junior at Campbell Hall, while leading his team to an undefeated season and conference championship as a senior. 

Jabari's athleticism and versatility were on display during summer league where he recorded seven points and four rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench for Portland's squad against Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards respectively.

Fans can expect plenty of excitement from Walker over the next few years as he continues to develop his skills both on court and away from it – all with aspirations of one day representing his country at an international tournament.

3. Jay Humphries

Jay Humphries Career

  • High school: Inglewood (Inglewood, California)
  • College: Colorado (1980–1984)
  • NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1984–1995
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 24, 6, 5
  • Coaching career: 2001–2015
  • Points: 8,772 (11.1 ppg)
  • Assists: 4,339 (5.5 apg)
  • Steals: 1,153 (1.5 spg)

Humphries played for six seasons in the NBA, starting at shooting guard. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1984 and spent four seasons with them before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1988.

Humphries then had a long playing career overseas with clubs such as FC Barcelona and Panathinaikos Athens before retiring from professional basketball in 1995. After his retirement, Humphries began coaching as an assistant coach for both the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets during 2001-2015 season stints respectively.

In 2016 he became head coach of Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki but left after just one season due to health concerns related to his diabetes diagnosis which required regular hospitalization treatment back home in Los Angeles, California until 2019 when he finally retired again from all basketball activities once and for all.

4. Jaquay Walls

Jaquay Walls Career

  • High school: William E. Grady, (Brooklyn, New York)
  • College: , Compton CC (1996–1998), Colorado (1998–2000)
  • NBA draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2000–2003
  • Position: Guard
  • 2000–2001: Galatasaray S.K.
  • 2001: Cincinnati Stuff
  • 2001–2002: STB Le Havre
  • 2002–2003: Golbey-Épinal

Jaquay Walls is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walls was born on April 3, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York.

He attended William E. Grady High School in Brooklyn and earned varsity letters as a point guard during his senior year. 

After graduating from high school, Walls enrolled at Compton CC where he averaged 17 points per game over two seasons before transferring to Colorado to play for coach Rick Majerus' team.

In 2000, Walls transferred once again this time to play for coach Rick Pitino's Kentucky Wildcats where he emerged as one of the best players in college basketball winning both SEC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP awards while helping lead UK to their first national championship appearance since 1985.

5. Tad Boyle

Tad Boyle Career

  • 1981–1985: Kansas
  • 1988–1989: Greeley West HS (CO) (sophomores)
  • 1989–1991: Loveland HS (CO) (assistant)
  • 1991–1994: Longmont HS (CO)
  • 1994–1997: Oregon (assistant)
  • 1997–1998: Tennessee (assistant)
  • 1998–2000: Jacksonville State (assistant)
  • 2000–2006: Wichita State (assistant)
  • 2006–2010: Northern Colorado
  • 2010–present: Colorado

Tad Boyle is currently the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes. He played basketball for Kansas from 1981 to 1985 and then coached at Gresley West High School in Greeley, CO before moving on to Oregon as an assistant coach in 1994.

In 1997, he was hired by Stanford as their new head coach and held that position until 2008 when he moved back to his alma mater, Oregon, this time becoming the school's athletic director. 

He rejoined Stanford's coaching staff in 2013 and led them to a Pac-12 regular season championship in 2016 before being named head coach of Colorado Buffaloes ahead of the 2017–2018 season.

His 266 wins as a collegiate head coach are sixth all-time behind only Dean Smith (NC State), Rick Majerus (Saint Louis), Bob Knight (Indiana) Gene Keady (Purdue) and Frank McGuire (St John's).

6. André Roberson


André Roberson Career

  • High school: Wagner (San Antonio, Texas)
  • College: Colorado (2010–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2020: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2013–2014: →Tulsa 66ers
  • 2021: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2023–present: Oklahoma City Blue
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017), 2× First-team All-Pac-12 (2012, 2013), Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2013)

André Roberson was born on December 4, 1991 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He attended Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas before playing college basketball at Colorado from 2010 to 2013.

In 2013, the Oklahoma City Thunder drafted André Roberson with the 26th overall pick in the NBA draft. As a member of the Thunder, he has played for them since 2013 and is currently an unrestricted free agent.

Roberson has averaged 9 points per game over his career and is known for his shooting ability from behind the arc Andre Roberson was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2013. He has played for the Thunder, Tulsa 66ers, Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Blue since then.

Andre Roberson is known for his defensive abilities and has been awarded with several accolades such as an NBA All-Defensive Second Team title and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year award.

7. Jalen Scott



  • High school: Lewis-Palmer, (Monument, Colorado)
  • College: Colorado (2012–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: MZT Skopje
  • 2017–2018: Shimane Susanoo Magic
  • 2018–2020: Ryukyu Golden Kings
  • 2020–present: Utsunomiya Brex
  • B.League champion (2022), 2× First-team All-Pac-12 (2014, 2016), Pac-12 All-Defensive team (2016), First-team Parade All-American (2012), Mr. Colorado Basketball (2012)

Jalen Scott was a top-100 recruit in his high school class and decided to attend Colorado for college. 

He redshirted during the 2012–13 season but played in all 33 games as a freshman, averaging 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 53% from the field, 43% from three-point range and 85% from the free throw line.

As a sophomore he averaged 17.1 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal per game on 47% shooting from the field, 38% shooting from three-point range (86%) and 88%. 

In March of 2016 Scott declared for the NBA draft but went undrafted due to concerns about his injury history which included two knee surgeries in college;

However, he signed with Japanese club Utsunomiya Brex later that month where he has since been playing sparingly off the bench behind veterans like Takuya Kashiwagi and Tadahito Iguchi.

8. Cliff Meely

Cliff Meely Career

  • High school: Harlan (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: , Northeastern CC (1967–1968), Colorado (1968–1971)
  • NBA draft 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the San Diego Rockets
  • Playing career: 1971–1981
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 25, 21
  • 1971–1976: Houston Rockets
  • 1976: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1977–1979: AMG Sebastiani Rieti
  • 1979–1980: Mulhouse
  • 1980–1981: Lazio
  • Second-team All-American – USBWA (1971), Third-team All-American – AP (1971), 2× Big Eight Player of the Year (1969, 1971), 3× First-team All-Big Eight (1969–1971), No. 20 retired by Colorado Buffaloes
  • Points: 2,658 (8.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,703 (5.4 rpg)
  • Assists: 398 (1.3 apg)

Cliff Meely was a power forward who played in the NBA for over ten years. Cliff Meely had a successful career and is remembered as one of the all-time greats at his position.

He was drafted by the San Diego Rockets in 1971 and spent most of his time with them before moving on to other teams later in his career. His best years were with the Houston Rockets, where he won three championships (1981, 1982, 1985).

After finishing his playing career, Cliff Meely went onto have a successful coaching career with several different teams including the Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies. 

He died from an apparent heart attack at age 65 after spending several days hospitalized due to health complications stemming from diabetes mellitus type 2 disease Cliff Meely was a standout player at Colorado Buffaloes and played in the NBA for five seasons.

He was an All-American selection three times, and helped lead his team to back-to-back Big Eight titles in 1970 and 1971. Meely is best known for his defensive prowess, as he averaged 1.3 assists per game over his career. 

Cliff retired from professional basketball following the 1981 season, having amassed 2,658 points (8.4 ppg) and 1,703 rebounds (5.4 rpg). Since retiring from playing professionally, Cliff has worked as a television analyst for various leagues around the world.

Including EuroBasket 2010 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London England In 2013 he became general manager of EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany's top division Basketball Bundesliga.

9. Pat Frink

Pat Frink Career

  • High school: Wheat Ridge, (Wheat Ridge, Colorado)
  • College: Colorado (1965–1968)
  • NBA draft 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
  • Playing career: 1968–1969
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 17
  • 1968–1969: Cincinnati Royals

Pat Frink was born in Tucson, Arizona on February 18, 1945. Throughout his career, Pat Frink has been involved in the advertising and marketing industry.

He began his career as a copywriter for an advertising agency before moving on to become a vice president at another ad agency. In 1984, Pat Frink founded his own company which specialized in creating innovative and effective marketing campaigns.

Pat Frink passed away on May 6th 2012 after suffering from pancreatic cancer for several years After playing college basketball at Colorado, Pat Frink was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 1968 NBA draft. He played for the Royals for two seasons before retiring from professional basketball.

Frink's best season came in 1969 when he averaged 14 points and 5 assists per game. After his retirement from professional basketball, Frink worked as a TV commentator and coach until his death in 2004.

10. George King

George King Career

  • High school: Brennan (San Antonio, Texas)
  • College: Colorado (2013–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2019: Phoenix Suns
  • 2018–2019: →Northern Arizona Suns
  • 2019–2020: Aquila Trento
  • 2020: Zielona Góra
  • 2020–2021: Chemnitz 99
  • 2021–2022: Ontario Clippers
  • 2021–2022: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2022–present: Illawarra Hawks
  • PLK champion (2020), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2018), Pac-12 Most Improved Player (2016)

George King is an American small forward who has played in the NBA since 2018. He attended Brennan High School in San Antonio, Texas, and Colorado before being drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 2018.

In his rookie season with the Suns, he averaged 5.5 points and 2 rebounds per game off of bench duty. King signed a three-year contract extension with Phoenix on February 7th, 2021 which will keep him with the team until 2024–25 season.

George is known for his long range shooting ability as well as his defensive abilities; these two qualities have helped him carve out a role on one of the best teams in the league today - Illawarra Hawks George King was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft.

George King spent two seasons with the Northern Arizona Suns before he joined Zielona Góra for 2020–21 season. After spending one season in Poland, King rejoined Ontario Clippers for 2021-22 campaign. 

He then moved to Dallas Mavericks, where he played during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons before signing with Illawarra Hawks as a free agent in 2024-25 campaign.

11. Austin Dufault


Austin Dufault Career

  • High school: Killdeer (Killdeer, North Dakota)
  • College: Colorado (2008–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–2018
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 15
  • 2012–2013: NH Ostrava
  • 2013: Prostějov
  • 2013–2014: Kožuv
  • 2014–2015: Souffelweyersheim
  • 2015–2016: Salon Vilpas Vikings
  • 2016–2017: Soproni KC
  • 2017–2018: Niigata Albirex BB
  • North Dakota Mr. Basketball (2008)

Austin Dufault was born in 1990 in Dickinson, North Dakota. He played college basketball at Colorado from 2008-2012 and was undrafted after the 2012 NBA draft.

After not being drafted, he signed with the Austin Spurs of the NBDL for their inaugural season in 2013-14 before signing with Hapoel Eilat of Israel's Liga Leumit for the 2014-15 season.

In July 2015, he signed with French team Cholet Basket for the rest of the LNB Pro A season and then joined Turkish club Elazig BK for 2016–17 EuroCup Basketball Legaue 1 campaign. 

On August 4th, 2018, Dufault announced his retirement from professional basketball following two seasons playing in Spain (Burgos CB & Cantabria C).

Austin Dufault is a 15-year old power forward who plays for Salon Vilpas Vikings in the Hungarian League. Austin has been playing basketball since he was 4 years old and started strong in Europe, averaging 16 points and eight rebounds per game as a member of NH Ostrava last year.

 He transferred to Prostějov this season and has averaged 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block through 10 games so far.

The future looks bright for Austin – he just completed his freshman year at Bismarck State University where he led the team in scoring with 18 ppg while shooting 47% from the field as well as 44% from three point range during conference play this year. 

We can't wait to see what's next for this young player - we think there's plenty of potential for greatness ahead.

12. David Harrison

David Harrison Career

  • High school: Brentwood Academy, (Brentwood, Tennessee)
  • College: Colorado (2001–2004)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2004–2014
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 13, 16, 7, 3
  • 2004–2008: Indiana Pacers
  • 2008–2009: Beijing Ducks
  • 2009–2011: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2011–2012: Tianjin Ronggang
  • 2012: Reno Bighorns
  • 2014: Metrowest Ballas
  • First-team Parade All-American (2001)

David Harrison was a prolific scorer in the NBA, averaging 16.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game over his career. He played for the Indiana Pacers from 2004 to 2014, winning two championships with them (2008, 2013).

After retiring from playing professionally in 2014, David Harrison began coaching at his alma mater Brentwood Academy as an assistant coach for their boys' varsity team. 

In 2016 he became head coach of its girls' varsity team after former head coach resigned due to health reasons David Harrison was drafted 13th overall in 2004 by the Indiana Pacers.

In his six seasons with the Pacers, he averaged 7 points and 3 rebounds per game. He spent two years playing overseas before joining the Beijing Ducks of China for a season in 2008-2009.

 David Harrison then moved to Guangdong Southern Tigers where he played until 2011-12. He joined the Tianjin Ronggang Dragons for one year before signing with the Reno Bighorns of NBA D-League in 2014 as a free agent.

13. Bob Doll

Bob Doll Career

  • High school: Chaffey (Ontario, California)
  • College: Colorado (1939–1942)
  • Playing career: 1946–1950
  • Position: Forward / Center
  • Number: 5, 19
  • 1946–1948: St. Louis Bombers
  • 1948–1950: Boston Celtics
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1942), National Invitation Tournament MVP (1940)
  • Points: 1,653
  • Rebounds: Not tracked
  • Assists: 273

Bob Doll was born on August 10, 1919 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. During his playing career, Doll played forward and center for the Rabbit Ears Pass Colonels from 1946 to 1950.

Doll died c. September 7, 1959 after a long battle with leukemia at the age of 40 years old. Bob Doll was a versatile and skilled player who excelled at both scoring and rebounding.

He spent his entire professional career with the Boston Celtics, where he won two NIT championships. The 6'8" forward also had success in the NBA, averaging over 19 points per game in his five seasons there.

After retiring from playing professionally, Bob became an assistant coach for the St Louis Bombers before being named head coach of their affiliate team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. 

In 2018 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of its "First Team" class alongside Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

14. Jim Davis

Jim Davis Career

  • High school: Muncie Central, (Muncie, Indiana)
  • College: Colorado (1961–1964)
  • NBA draft 1964 / Round: 4 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1964–1975
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 24, 25, 30, 20
  • 1964–1967: Sunbury Mercuries
  • 1967–1971: St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks
  • 1971: Houston Rockets
  • 1971–1975: Detroit Pistons
  • Points: 3,997 (6.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,109 (5.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 739 (1.2 apg)

Davis was born in 1941 in Muncie, Indiana. After high school, Davis attended Colorado State University where he played college basketball. The Detroit Pistons drafted Davis with the 27th overall pick in the 1964 NBA draft.

In his 10-year career with the Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers, Davis averaged 14 points per game and 5 rebounds per game respectively. 

After playing for two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, Davis retired from professional basketball in 1978 at age 34 due to a knee injury sustained during a pickup game while living in Spain at that time.

Jim Davis passed away on December 27th 2018 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 77 years old Davis played in the NBA for parts of six seasons, from 1971 to 1975. 

He was a power forward and center, and averaged 6.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game over his career. Davis is most notable for being one of the players who helped lead the Detroit Pistons to their first ever NBA championship in 1974-75 season (they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Finals).

15. Donnie Boyce

Donnie Boyce Career

  • High school: Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois)
  • College: Colorado (1991–1995)
  • NBA draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1995–2006
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 24
  • Coaching career: 2011–present
  • 2× First-team All-Big Eight (1994, 1995)

A shooting guard from Chicago, Donnie Boyce played in the NBA for six seasons. A two-time All-Star and member of the 2004 Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs, Boyce averaged 14.8 points per game over his career.

After retiring as a player in 2006, he began coaching with the Hawks’ development league affiliate until 2011 when he was appointed head coach of their main squad. 

He has led Atlanta to three playoff appearances since then and won an Eastern Conference championship in 2017 before being fired at the end of that season after posting a 31–51 record overall Boyce played collegiately at the University of Kansas and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1995.

He spent two seasons with the Hawks before moving to France, where he played for Yakima Sun Kings and CSP Limoges. After returning to the States, Boyce coached at Proviso East High School for three years before joining Texas Legends as an assistant coach this season.

16. Vince Kelley

Vince Kelley Career

  • High school: Inglewood (Inglewood, California)
  • College: Colorado (1980–1984)
  • NBA draft: 1984 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1985–2002
  • Position: Forward
  • 1985: Bankstown Bruins
  • 1986–1987: West Sydney Westars
  • 1988–1989: Ginásio
  • 1990: Kanyana Kings
  • 1991–1997: Wanneroo Wolves
  • 1998–1999: Rockingham Flames
  • 2000–2001: Mandurah Magic
  • 2002: East Perth Eagles
  • SBL champion (1993), SBL Most Valuable Player (1992), SBL leading scorer (1990)

Vince Kelley was born in 1962, and he is an American / Australian basketball player. He attended Inglewood High School, before going on to play college ball at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Vince played professionally for the NBA from 1985 to 2002, most notably with the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers teams. In 1992, Vince won a gold medal as part of Team USA's Olympic contingent; this experience would later help him win a championship ring with LA in 2000-01 season.

After finishing his playing career, Vince has since worked as a television analyst and team consultant for various leagues around the world - including US Basketball League (USBL) and EuroLeague competitions.

As well as serving as head coach of several international sides including Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia (2010-11) and Spain's CB Gran Canaria (2013).

A highly respected figure both on and off the court, Vince remains one of America’s all-time great forwards.

17. Sox Walseth


  • 1945–1948: Colorado
  • Position(s): Guard
  • 1948–1953: Colorado (freshmen)
  • 1953–1954: Arvin HS
  • 1954–1956: South Dakota State
  • 1956–1976: Colorado
  • 1980–1983: Colorado (women's)

Sox Walseth was born on April 6, 1926 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He played for the Colorado Buffaloes from 1945-1948 and then coached at Arvin High School from 1953-1954 before retiring from playing baseball.

Sox Walseth passed away on January 28, 2004 aged 77 after a long career as both a player and coach in the MLB. Sox Walseth was the head coach at South Dakota State from 1954 to 1976, leading his team to three conference championships.

He then took over as the head coach at Colorado in 1980 and led them to a 77-21 record before leaving for personal reasons in 1983. After coaching women's basketball at Colorado for two seasons, he joined George Mason University as an assistant coach in 1985 before being named the head men's basketball coach there in 1988.

Sox Walseth retired after 16 years with Mason as their all-time winningest Coach with 305 victories and four NCAA Tournament appearances including Final Four runs in 1997 and 1998. In 2016, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of South Dakota State University where he earned his bachelor's degree from back in 1954.

18. Shaun Vandiver

Shaun Vandiver Career

  • High school: Romeoville (Romeoville, Illinois)
  • College: , Hutchinson CC (1987–1988), Colorado (1988–1991)
  • NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1991–2001
  • Position: Center / Power forward
  • Coaching career: 2002–present
  • 2× First-team All-Big Eight (1990, 1991)

Vandiver played in the NBA for 9 seasons, most notably with the Golden State Warriors. After playing college ball at Hutchinson CC, Vandiver was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 1991 NBA Draft.

His playing career lasted from 1991 to 2001 and he averaged 10 points per game over his career. Following his playing days, Vandiver became an assistant coach with the Wyoming Cowboys of the Mountain West Conference.

Shaun Vandiver is a coach with over 20 years of experience, most recently working as an assistant at Emporia State. He has spent the majority of his coaching career working with Wyoming, where he helped lead the team to back-to-back NCAA Division II tournaments in 2018 and 2019.

In 2011, Vandiver became Boise State's Assistant Coach before joining Emporia State this year. As a player, Vandiver played for Fortitudo Bologna and Cajabilbao before spending four seasons playing for Gran Canaria in Spain from 1995-1997. 

After retiring from professional basketball, Shaun entered the coaching profession and started out at Wyoming in 2002 as an assistant under current Wichita Eagle head coach Wayne Tinkle.

19. Richard Roby

Richard Roby Career

  • High school: Lawrence Academy, (Groton, Massachusetts)
  • College: Colorado (2004–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–2019
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • 2008–2009: Bnei Hasharon
  • 2009–2010: Maccabi Haifa
  • 2010: Halcones Rojos Veracruz
  • 2010–2011: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2011: Peristeri
  • 2012: Fos Ouest Provence
  • 2012: Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca
  • 2012–2013: Wonju Dongbu Promy
  • 2013: Gaiteros del Zulia
  • 2013: Caciques de Humacao
  • 2013–2016: Akita Northern Happinets
  • 2016: SAN-EN NeoPhoenix
  • 2016–2017: Osaka Evessa
  • 2017: Marinos de Anzoátegui
  • 2018: Soles de Mexicali
  • 2018-2019: Shinshu Brave Warriors
  • 2× bj league Best Five (2014, 2015), bj league All-Star (2015), bj league Best Sixth Man (2014)

Richard Roby was born on September 28, 1985 in San Bernardino, CA and attended Lawrence Academy. He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes from 2004-2008 and was undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft.

After playing overseas for a few years he joined the Atlanta Hawks as an affiliate player before being waived in February 2019. Richard is now retired but will always be remembered for his time with the Hawks where he won two playoff games against LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers (2017 & 2018).

Richard Roby is a center for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the bj league. In his rookie season with the Vipers, Richard Roby was named to the bj league All-Star team and led them in scoring with 18 points per game. 

After spending two seasons with the Vipers, Richard Roby signed on as a free agent with Peristeri of Greece during the 2011 offseason.

With Peristeri, Richard Roby helped lead his team to a playoff appearance before being eliminated by Fos Ouest Provence in 7 games. 5. During the 2012 offseason, Richard Roby opted to join Spanish side Studiantes de Bahía Blanca where he averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds over 33 appearances over two seasons.

In February of 2016, after spending one year playing in Japan with Akita Northern Happinets, Richards signed back overseas this time joining Gaiteros del Zulia of Venezuela where he continued averaging double digits in both scoring (13ppg) and rebounding (10rpg).

7 Finally at season's end Richards returned stateside once again signing on with Caciques de Humacao of Puerto Rico for what would be his final season as a professional basketball player.

20. Dominique Collier

Dominique Collier

Dominique Collier was a 5-star recruit out of high school and chose Colorado over offers from more prestigious programs. He started playing for the Buffaloes as a freshman in 2019–20, averaging 4.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game off the bench.

In his sophomore season, Dominique averaged 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 47% from three-point range en route to being named Pac-12 Player of the Year honors. 

As a junior, Dominique is projected to be one of the team’s leading scorers with averages around 18 points per game on 55% shooting from the field and 41% accuracy from long distance (including 83% shooter on threes).

Dominique is also considered one of CU’s most ferocious defenders due to his quickness, size (6'7", 230 pounds) and agility; he led all Buffaloes players with 1 block per game last year.

21. Askia Booker

Point guard

Askia Booker Career

  • High school: Price (Los Angeles, California)
  • College: Colorado (2011–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015: Arkadikos
  • 2015–2017: Bakersfield Jam / Northern Arizona Suns
  • 2017–2018: Delaware 87ers
  • 2018: Real Betis Energía Plus
  • 2018–2020: UCAM Murcia
  • 2020–present: Shenzhen Leopards
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2015)

Askia Booker was born on August 31, 1993 in Inglewood, California. Askia played high school basketball at Price (Los Angeles, California). During his freshman season at Colorado Buffaloes he averaged 7.8 points and 3 assists per game en route to being named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

In his sophomore year with Colorado Buffaloes he averaged 18 points and 5 assists per game helping lead them to a National Championship appearance against Kentucky Wildcats in the 2015 NCAA Tournament where they lost 76-64 in overtime after leading by as many as 24 points early in regulation time.

He declared for the 2016 NBA draft but withdrew before it took place citing concerns about playing overseas if selected instead which ultimately led him signing with Shenzhen Leopards of China's professional Basketball Association (CBA).

Shortly thereafter where he has since made an immediate impact averaging over 20 PPG while also providing 6 rebounds and 4 assists per contest thus far this season - placing him fifth overall on their all-time list for most single-season scoring average by a US player abroad according to RealGM stats portal.

Booker is one of just five players ever from Division I college basketball who have signed with a Chinese team following their collegiate career, joining fellow Americans Ersan Ilyasova (Hapoel Tel Aviv), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) and Jabari Parker(Milwaukee Bucks).

22. Chuck Gardner


  • High school: Pennsbury, (Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Colorado (1963–1966)
  • NBA draft 1966 / Round: 9 / Pick: 80th overall
  • Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 12
  • 1967–1968: Denver Rockets

Chuck Gardner was born in Nebraska on September 30th, 1944. He attended high school in Pennsylvania and played college football at Pennsbury. After playing football for a few years, Chuck Gardner decided to pursue a career in acting and began his journey into the entertainment industry.

Today Chuck Gardner is well-known for his work on television shows such as "The West Wing" and "Grey's Anatomy". In addition to his work on television, Chuck Gardner has also starred in films such as "Groundhog Day" and "Wag The Dog". 

He currently resides in California with his wife Christine Pfeiffer and their two children Beau and Charlotte." Chuck Gardner was a successful player in both the NBA and college basketball.

He played for the Baltimore Bullets in 1966, but did not have much success. After failing to make an impact with the Bullets, he joined the Denver Rockets where he had more success. 

In 1968, he won his first championship with the Rockets and retired from playing after that season. Chuck Gardner passed away in 2017 at 89 years old due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease.

23. Wesley Gordon

Wesley Gordon Career

  • High school: Sierra (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • College: Colorado (2012–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2018: Panthers Fürstenfeld
  • 2018–2019: Soproni KC
  • 2019–2020: Rethymno Cretan Kings
  • 2020: ESSM Le Portel
  • 2020–2021: Larisa
  • 2021–2022: Körmend
  • 2022–present: Trefl Sopot
  • Hungarian League blocks leader (2019), Hungarian League Top Rebounder (2019), Austrian League blocks leader (2018), Austrian League All-Star (2018)

Wesley Gordon was born on July 14, 1994 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended high school at Sierra (Colorado Springs, Colorado). After graduating from high school, Wesley Gordon played college basketball for the University of Colorado Buffaloes between 2012 and 2017.

In March 2017, Wesley Gordon participated in the NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA team. Since then he has played professionally in Europe with Trefl Sopot of Poland's PLK league since 2018 Wesley Gordon is a Hungarian professional basketball player.

Who has played for Fürstenfeld and Soproni KC in the Austrian League, Trefl Sopot in the Polish Basketball League, and Larisa in the Greek Basket League.

Wesley Gordon was born on April 12th, 1997, in Debrecen, Hungary. After playing high school ball at Concordia Lutheran Academy of Brooklyn Park (MN), Wesley Gordon attended college at Minnesota State University Mankato before transferring to Stony Brook University.

Where he averaged 10 points per game as a freshman on his way to being named First Team All-Big East Conference performer during his sophomore season.

In 2017–2018, Wesley Gordon joined Fürstenfeld of Austria’s top-flight league and helped lead them to promotion as champions of their group; he also garnered an MVP award after averaging 21 points per game across all competitions while helping lead Trefl Sopot to victory in Poland’s second tier championship series.

Becoming only the fourth foreign player ever to lift that trophy upon its inception back in 2016. As part of Larisa’s 2019–2020 roster which narrowly missed out on qualification for Europe’s premier club competition due to injuries sustained by key players over the course of their campaign.

Nonetheless, they still managed third place behind PAOK Athens and Olympiacos Kiato with Wesley Gordon recording averages near 20 points whilst grabbing 7 rebounds per contest en route to earning ‘Best Forward’ honours from both domestic media outlets as well as international scouts alike.

In 2020–21 following stints with Rethymno Cretan Kings (Greece) and ESSM Le Portel (Spain), Wesley Gordon once again returned home this time signing with newly promoted Trefl Sopot.

2021 scoring 9 points per game off 3-point range but providing more than just numbers however through team leadership both on court & locker room atmosphere – forging strong relationships with teammates old & new alike along The Yellow Brick Road journey so far.

24. Marcus Hall

Marcus Hall Career

  • High school: Jersey Village (Houston, Texas)
  • College: Colorado (2003–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2008–2009: Levski Sofia
  • 2009: Fastweb Casale
  • 2010: APOEL
  • 2010–2011: Kepez Belediyespor
  • 2011–2012: Levski Sofia
  • 2012–2013: Darüşşafaka
  • 2013–2014: Yeşilgiresun Belediye
  • 2014–2015: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2014–2015: Iowa Energy
  • 2015–2016: Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor
  • 2017: Bucaneros de La Guaira
  • 2017: Byblos Club
  • 2018: Istanbulspor
  • 2018–2019: Konyaspor
  • 2020–2021: Manisa Belediye Spor
  • Bulgarian League All-Star (2012), Bulgarian League MVP (2009), Bulgarian Cup champion (2009)

Marcus Hall has been a professional basketball player for 10 years. He played for Levski Sofia in the Bulgarian Basketball League before joining Fastweb Casale of Italy's Serie A in 2009.

Marcus was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers but never played an NBA game and now plays professionally in Europe. Marcus is known for his shooting ability, which he uses to create shots off the dribble or from long range; he has also averaged over six assists per season throughout his career thus far.

His height (1'88 m) and weight (86 kg) make him an effective defender as well, averaging almost one steal per game throughout his career so far Marcus Hall is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays for Konyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig. 

He has played for Kepez Belediyespor, Levski Sofia, Darüşşafaka, Yeşilgiresun Belediye and Fort Wayne Mad Ants before joining Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League in 2014.

He made his professional debut with Byblos Club of Lebanon in 2017 before signing for Istanbulspor two years later. 

Marcus Hall has won several awards including Bulgarian League MVP (2009) and Bulgarian Cup champion (2009). In 2018 he joined Konyaspor where he helped them win their first ever Turkish Super Lig title.

25. Burdette Haldorson

Burdette Haldorson Career

  • High school: Austin (Austin, Minnesota)
  • College: Colorado (1951–1955)
  • NBA draft 1955 / Round: 4 / Pick: 23rd overall
  • Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 22
  • 1955: Luckett-Nix Clippers
  • 1955–1960: Phillips 66ers
  • 2x First-team All-Big Seven (1954, 1955), 4x AAU All-American (1955, 1956, 1958, 1959), No. 22 retired by Colorado Buffaloes
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing the  United States, Summer Olympic Games, : 1956 Melbourne: Team competition, : 1960 Rome: Team competition, Pan American Games, : 1959 Chicago:
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Summer Olympic Games
  • : 1956 Melbourne: Team competition
  • : 1960 Rome: Team competition
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1959 Chicago:

Haldorson was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in 1955 and played for them until 1967. He then played for the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Seattle Supersonics before retiring from professional basketball in 1978.

Throughout his career, Haldorson was known as a strong rebounder and scorer inside the paint. 

He is sixth all-time in NBA history with 13,420 rebounds and seventh with 17,434 points scored. Haldorson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984 and received an NCAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

In 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Colorado State University where he had once attended college. Burdette Haldorson currently resides near Austin, Minnesota where he continues to work as a television color commentator for various sports events throughout North America.

26. Michel Morandais

Michel Morandais Career

  • High school: Life Center Academy High School, (Burlington, New Jersey)
  • College: Colorado (2000–2004)
  • NBA draft: 2004 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2004–2017
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 7
  • 2004–2005: Pallacanestro Cantù
  • 2005–2007: Basket Napoli
  • 2007: FC Barcelona
  • 2007–2008: Estudiantes
  • 2008–2009: SLUC Nancy Basket
  • 2009–2010: Cimberio Varese
  • 2010–2013: Paris-Levallois
  • 2013–2016: Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket
  • 2016–2017: ASVEL Basket
  • Italian Cup winner (2006), Italian League All-Star (2006), French Supercup winner (2008), French 2nd Division French Player's MVP (2014), 2× Second-team All-Big 12 Conference (2003, 2004)

Michel Morandais was a shooting guard and small forward who played in the NBA from 2004-2017. He attended Life Center Academy High School in Burlington, New Jersey before playing college basketball for Colorado from 2000-2004.

Morandais was undrafted but received a 3rd round selection (#58 overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2004 NBA draft. After spending two seasons with the Sixers, he moved to France to play for Châlons-Reims between 2006-2008 where he won his first French Cup title and reached the Euroleague Final Four twice (2007 & 2008).

In 2009, he joined Spanish team Valencia BC where he helped them reach their first ever Liga Final and win both Copa del Rey titles that season (2009–10 & 2010–11). 

In 2012, Morandais signed with Russian club Khimki Moscow Region where he averaged 17 points per game over three seasons before retiring at age 30 in 2017 due to injury complications stemming from an ankle infection which required surgery.

27. Stéphane Pelle


  • High school: Mercersburg Academy, (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Colorado (1999–2003)
  • NBA draft: 2003 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2003–2018
  • Position: Power forward
  • 2003–2004: Tekelspor
  • 2004–2005: ASVEL
  • 2005–2008: Liège Basket
  • 2008–2009: Okapi Aalstar
  • 2009–2012: Oostende
  • 2012–2013: Excelsior Brussels
  • 2017–2018: Groot-Dilbeek
  • Pro Basketball League rebounding leader (2006), TBL rebounding leader (2004), 2× Third-team All-Big 12 (2002–2003), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1999)

Stéphane Pelle was born on April 15, 1980 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He attended high school at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes from 1999-2003.

He went undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft but signed with French team Cholet Basket of the LNB Pro A league. In 2004 he joined Spanish club Baloncesto Sevilla where he spent two seasons before moving to Fuenlabrada of Liga ACB in 2006 where he averaged 12 points and 7 rebounds per game over his two seasons there.

In 2008 Pelle moved back to Spain this time joining Valencia BC of the Liga ACB league where he would play until 2013.

When he signed with Italian side Montepaschi Siena for one season averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds per game en route to winning Euroleague MVP honors during that campaign helping them reach their first Final Four appearance since 1983.

In 2015 Stephanie rejoined former coach Rick Majerus as an assistant coach under new head coach Quin Snyder with the Utah Jazz. As a player Stéphane is known for his strong rebounding ability (he has career averages of 11 boards per game).

Well as his shotblocking abilities which have led him to be nicknamed "Le Roi Blocking" by some fans; additionally, according to ESPN Stats & Info, Pelle ranks 3rd all-time among power forwards in missed field goals attempted (minimum 1,000 minutes played).

His hard work both on and off the court has earned him numerous accolades including being named 2009–10 African Player of The Year, 2011–12 FIBA Europe Player Of The Year, 2× All-NBA Third Team selection (2011, 2012), 4× Cameroonian League MVP (2006/07/08/09), 2x Africa Cup Winner's Cup participant (2008*, 2009*).

28. Ricardo Patton


  • 1976–1980: Belmont
  • 1985–1986: Two Rivers MS
  • 1986–1987: Hillwood HS
  • 1988–1990: Middle Tennessee (assistant)
  • 1990–1991: Arkansas–Little Rock (assistant)
  • 1991–1993: Tennessee State (assistant)
  • 1993–1996: Colorado (assistant)
  • 1996–2007: Colorado
  • 2007–2011: Northern Illinois
  • 2011–2012: Maryland Eastern Shore (assistant)
  • 2012–2016: Central HS
  • 2016–2019: Denver (assistant)
  • 2019–2020: Vanderbilt (senior advisor)

Ricardo Patton is a 64-year-old retired American basketball player. He played for Belmont from 1976 to 1980 and then coached with Two Rivers MS before joining Hillwood HS in 1988 as an assistant coach.

Patton then became an assistant at Arkansas–Little Rock under Nolan Richardson, eventually taking over the head coaching position after Richardson's departure in 1990. In his six seasons as head coach at Tennessee State, he led the Tigers to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (1993-1996).

After leaving Tennessee State, Patton served one season as an assistant coach with Colorado before retiring from playing professionally in 1998. 

Since 2001, he has been serving as an analyst on CBS Sports' college basketball coverage Patton was a three-year starter for Colorado from 1996 to 1999. In 1999, Patton led the Buffaloes to the NIT semifinal before losing to Louisville.

After leaving Colorado, Patton served as an assistant coach at Maryland Eastern Shore (2000–2002) and Central HS (2003–2004). In 2004, Patton became head coach of Denver.

Where he compiled a 219–243 record over six seasons before being hired by Vanderbilt in 2019. As a player, Patton averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting 54% from the field and 33% from 3 point range during his time at CU Boulder.

29. Frosty Cox


  • 1928–1931: Kansas
  • Position(s): Guard
  • 1936–1950: Colorado
  • 1955–1962: Montana

Frosty Cox was a guard who played for the Kansas Jayhawks from 1928-1931. He then coached at various schools, most notably Missoula in Montana where he led his team to two NCAA Tournament berths and an NIT appearance.

Cox died of a heart attack in 1962 at the age of 54 years old. Frosty Cox was the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes from 1936 to 1950. He led his team to two NCAA Championships in 1940 and 1942, as well as three NIT appearances.

Cox had a 227-174 record in his eight years at Colorado, but he is most famous for leading the Buffaloes to victory over Kentucky in the 1948 National Championship game. 

After coaching at Colorado, Frosty Cox spent four seasons (1955–1962) with the Montana Grizzlies before retiring from coaching altogether.

30. Evan Battey

Evan Battey Career

  • High school: , Los Angeles CES, (Los Angeles, California), Villa Park, (Villa Park, California)
  • College: Colorado (2018–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Rilski Sportist
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Evan Battey is a power forward for the Rilski Sportist in the NBL. He has appeared in four FIBA Europe Cup tournaments and was recently named to the 2019-20 United States national basketball team roster.

Battey was born on September 27, 1998, in Los Angeles, California. At 24 years old he is still relatively young and has plenty of time to continue developing his skills both on and off the court. 

In high school, Battey played for Bishop Montgomery High School before transferring to Huntington Prep near Bay Area where he led Huntington Prep to three state championships over his final two seasons there as well as being named MVP of the Big West tournament during his senior year.

After graduating from high school, Battey enrolled at UC Irvine where he played one season of college ball before declaring himself eligible for NBA draft eligibility following this season's NCAA.

Tournament with UCLA Bruins squad which reached second round stage before losing against Texas Tech Red Raiders 79-71 after leading game by an average margin of 19 points throughout regulation (45 pts) & overtime periods (21 pts). 

So far in his professional career, Evan has averaged 10 points per game while shooting 44% overall from field including 34% from 3 point range playing mainly small forward position however defensively he averages 2 steals per 40 minutes (~1 steal every 20 minutes).

His biggest contribution so far may have been winning bronze medal with USA U18 National Team at 2018 FIBA Americas Under 18 Championship held in Uruguay where despite averaging just 14 minutes per contest due to foul trouble late into semi-final match against Argentina (31 total minutes).

managed contribute 16 points including going 4/7 from 3 point line en route earning Most Valuable Player award alongside fellow Americans Moritz Wagner (#4 pick outofthe2017 NBA Draft)and Jalen Brunson (#14 selection outofthe2015 NBA Draft)). 

With continued development and growth on all fronts - both professionally and personally - EvanBatty looks primedto become one of top players not only in America but internationally as well.

31. Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball statistical leaders

The Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball program in various categories, including points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The most recent leader for each category is listed below. Players can be tied for a particular statistic.

If they have obtained the same number of total points (points scored plus assists), rebounds (rebounds plus blocks), or minutes played (minutes played plus starts).

Statistics that are not currently tracked by NCAA Division I institutions are not included in this article; these include statistics such as 3-point field goals made and attempted or free throws made and attempted.

Please link to a more comprehensive description of Colorado Buffaloes Men's Basketball Statistical Leaders.

32. Robert Jeangerard

Robert Jeangerard Career

  • High school: New Trier (Winnetka, Illinois)
  • College: Colorado (1953–1955)
  • NBA draft: 1955 / Undrafted
  • Position: Forward
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Olympic Games, : 1956 Melbourne: Team competition, Pan American Games, : 1959 Chicago: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1956 Melbourne: Team competition
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1959 Chicago: Team competition

Robert Jeangerard was born on June 20, 1933 in Evanston, Illinois. He attended high school at New Trier (Winnetka, Illinois) and then went to college at Colorado where he played football and basketball.

Robert Jeangerard began his career as a journalist for the Associated Press before becoming a sports writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1967. In 1973, he became the baseball columnist for The Los Angeles Times where he remained until his retirement in 2009.

Robert Jeangerard has written several books including "The Boys of Summer" which was published in 2000 and "Ball Four: A True Story of Baseball's Most Insane Season". 

Robert Jeangerard died on July 5th 2014 after battling cancer for many years Jeangerard was undrafted in the 1955 NBA draft but went on to play for several teams including the Philadelphia Warriors and Detroit Pistons.

Jeangerard competed in two Olympic games, representing the United States at Melbourne in 1956 and then winning a team competition at the Pan American Games in 1959. 

After his playing career ended, Jeangerard worked as an assistant coach with various teams before taking over as head coach of French club Limoges CSP from 2003-2007. 

Jeangerard has also been involved with basketball administration, serving as general manager of Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Basketball Academy between 2009 and 2011 and then becoming director of sport for Qatar’s Ministry of Education.

After that until 2016 when he resigned to become president of Sudanese club Khartoum Kings FC.

33. Jayson Obazuaye

Jayson Obazuaye Career

  • High school: Andrew Hill (San Jose, California)
  • College: Colorado (2002–2006)
  • NBA draft: 2006 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2006–present
  • 2006–2007: Gipsar Stal Ostrów
  • 2007–2008: Chester Jets
  • 2008–2009: Milton Keynes Lions
  • 2009–2010: Al-Ahli Benghazi
  • 2010–2011: Al-Wakrah
  • 2011–2012: Smouha
  • 2012–2013: Al-Wakrah
  • 2013–2014: Al-Jazeera
  • 2014–present: Al Karkh
  • British Basketball League second-team All-Star (2008)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Nigeria, African Championships, : 2011 Madagascar: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Nigeria
  • African Championships
  • : 2011 Madagascar: Team

Jayson Obazuaye was born on July 27, 1984 in Santa Clara, California. Jayson played college basketball at Colorado from 2002-2006 and did not receive a draft invite.

He then signed with Gipsar Stal Ostrów of the Polish Basketball League for the 2006-2007 season and led them to second place behind champion PGE Skra Bełchatów before leaving due to injury midway through the 2007-2008 campaign.

In 2008, he joined Chester Jets of the British Basketball League where he averaged 14 points per game over his two seasons there before joining Al Karkh in 2011 as their shooting guard/small forward coach/player development consultant (he also started playing some games).

Jayson is currently coaching youth players in Baghdad and plans to open an academy there once stability returns to Iraq following its tumultuous recent history.

While continuing his playing career overseas if possible or returning home should opportunities arise domestically after that time period has concluded (he's already put together a highlight reel).

Final Words

The Colorado Buffaloes Men’s Basketball team has had a number of successful players over the years. Some of the best players to ever play for CU include Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony, and Tim Hardaway.

The Buffs have made several appearances in the NCAA Tournament, most recently in 2018.

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