BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The most successful men’s basketball coach in CU history isn’t resting on his laurels. Fresh off his 5th NCAA Tournament appearance, Tad Boyle received his 3rd commitment from a top 100 high school basketball player cementing CU’s 2021 recruiting class as the best in the PAC-12.
Four-star recruit K.J. Simpson gave his commitment to CU on Wednesday. Simpson is a 6-2 guard out of California and was rated as one of the nation’s top 100 recruits for the 2021 season.READ MORE: Lane Closures Planned Near I-25 North Express Lane Project
Simpson originally was committed to Arizona but when the Wildcats fired head coach Sean Miller, Simpson re-opened his recruitment.READ MORE: Log Lane Village Police Chief Jason Katz Arrested For Assault, Domestic Violence
Simmons joins Cheyenne’s Lawson Lovering (#59) and Washington D.C’s Quincy Allen(#79) as top 100 recruits who Tad Boyle has lured to Boulder. Cherry Creek’s Julian Hammond and Javon Ruvin of Phoenix round out the 5- player class.
Boyle also secured the commitment of Mason Faulkner, a transfer from Western Carolina, to help fill the void left by McKinley Wright. Faulkner averaged nearly 17 points per game last year for the Catamounts.MORE NEWS: Female Bicyclist Killed By Car In Lakewood, Driver Arrested For Impaired Driving
CU’s class now ranks 9th nationally the best in school history.