Knutson living a hoops dream

Alec Burks and his NBA peers are waiting for the lockout to end. They’ll probably still be waiting when the Buffs are playing Pac-12 games this winter.

But another ex-Buff standout from last season’s 24-win team, Levi Knutson, is already playing professional basketball.

In Spain.

Knutson recently signed a three-year contract with Cai Zaragoza and has been loaned to a team in Mallorca, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean, while adjusting to the European game.

There are certainly worse places to start a career. Or to take an extended honeymoon.

Knutson, an academic All-American and a lethal 3-point shooter at CU, graduated in May with a finance-business degree. He is also a newly wed, recently tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend Maura.

On a personal note, I enjoyed covering Levi during his four seasons in Boulder. He was always a standup guy, even when being interviewed after countless road losses during the rebuilding process.

It’s too bad Levi played through pain as a freshman and sophomore instead of taking a redshirt. Tad Boyle would certainly love to have Knutson around to help a young roster transition to a new conference.

That said, Knutson is living a pretty cool hoops dream.

About ryan

Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.
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