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CU Buffs men’s basketball adds to 2021 recruiting class with commit from Javon Ruffin

New Orleans native fourth player to pledge to CU in 2021

A large 2021 recruiting class for the Colorado men’s basketball team is nearly complete.

On Saturday, coach Tad Boyle’s program received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-5 guard Javon Ruffin. A native of New Orleans, Ruffin has been playing with PHH Prep in Phoenix.

Ruffin is the fourth piece of what will be at least five newcomers for the 2021-22 Buffs, replacing this year’s large senior class of McKinley Wright IV, D’Shawn Schwartz, Maddox Daniels, Alex Strating, and Jeriah Horne.

Ruffin’s commitment arrives one week after the Buffs received a commitment from in-state recruit Julian Hammond, a two-sport star at Cherry Creek. The Buffs previously received verbal commitments for the 2021 class from Wyoming 7-footer Lawson Lovering and Washington DC-area guard Quincy Allen, both of whom are ranked as four-star recruits by 247Sports.com.

According to 247Sports.com, Ruffin also received a scholarship offer from one of CU’s Pac-12 rivals, Cal. Currently, 247Sports has the Buffs’ 2021 class ranked 27th in the nation and fourth in the Pac-12.