Here is so more information about Colorado’s impressive 2012 recruiting class, which head coach Tad Boyle announced on Wednesday:
6-7, PF, Colorado Springs, Sierra High School
Notable — Averaged nearly 21 points per game for a Sierra as a junior. … Helped the Colorado Hawks to a second-place finish at the Jayhawk AAU Invitational in Lawrence in May. … Four-star rating by Scout.com as the nation’s 23rd best power forward recruit from the Class of 2012.
Boyle says — “Wesley is a tremendously talented young man with incredible upside and we are really looking forward to seeing him improve as a player.”
6-6, SF, Detroit, Mich., Detroit Jesuit High School
Notable — Three-star prospect on Rivals.com and plays on a team that is a preseason No. 4 team in Michigan’s highest classification. … Plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in chemistry at CU and eventually wants to attend medical school.
Boyle says — “The thing that makes Chris special is the fact that he wants to come to Colorado and prove some people wrong. We think he has everything it takes to be a big-time player here. And he thinks that, too.”
6-6, SF, Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei High School
Notable — Helped Mater Dei to 32 wins and a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I state championship as a junior. … Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s 83rd best overall recruit and the 17th best small forward prospect from the Class of 2012. … Received an invitation to the prestigious Top 100 NBA Camp in June.
Boyle says — “Xavier Johnson, physically, is Division I ready. He’s used to playing against great players in practice, in AAU ball, so he’s not going to be intimidated by anything.”
6-8, PF, Colorado Springs, Lewis Palmer High School
Notable — Averaged 24 points and over 10 rebounds per game while helping Lewis-Palmer to a 22-5 record. … Led the Colorado Chaos AAU team to a championship at the Kansas City Classic in May. MVP honor helped him earn an invitation to the prestigious NBA Top 100 Camp. … Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s 65th best overall prospect (regardless of position) and the 20th best power forward recruit from the Class of 2012.
Boyle says — “Josh is as good as he wants to be. The rate of his development as a player is pretty phenomenal from last year to this year. If it continues to next year, he’s going to play a lot.”
6-2, G, Sterling — 4A player of the year state champ
Notable — 4A Colorado player of the year after leading Sterling to 27 wins and a state championship as a junior. … Scored 22 points helping the Tigers win the Class 4A state championship last March at the Coors Events Center. … Four-star rating by Rivals.com.
Boyle says — “This is a guy who wants to be a Buff. The guys that want to be here can bring in a different attitude and it can be something really special.”