One of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year for the University of Colorado men's basketball team had hardly begun when the Buffaloes picked two huge commitments for the 2017 class.

On Saturday morning, Scout.com reported that Sand Creek star D'shawn Schwartz and 6-foot-7 wing player Tyler Bey have made a verbal commitments to the Buffs while still making their official visits to campus.

Both players are listed as a four-star recruits by Scout, and Bey is ranked 27th nationally among small forwards. Schwartz, a 6-foot-6 wing player, is ranked as No. 81 prospect in the nation and the No. 17small forward by Scout. He averaged 19.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 41 percent (39-for-95) from 3-point range last season for Sand Creek.

The duo's commitments leaves head coach Tad Boyle with one scholarship remaining for his 2017 recruiting class. Schwartz and Bey join a growing list of 2017 newcomers that already have begun dotting the Buffs' roster.

In addition to Schwartz and Bey, Netherlands native Alexander Strating will work out with the Buffs this year as a redshirt walk-on before becoming a scholarship player next year. Guard Namon Wright will regain his eligibility next year after transferring to CU from Missouri this offseason, while 7-foot freshman Dallas Walton from Arvada West likely will redshirt this upcoming season as well.


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Schwartz joins a list of Colorado scholarship recruits on the Buffs' roster alongside Wesley Gordon, Dominique Collier, and Walton. Bey adds to an impressive list of Los Angeles-area recruits for the Buffs that includes Wright, senior Xavier Johnson, and freshmen Bryce Peters and Lucas Siewert.

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