Colorado Basketball: CU Buffs sign JUCO star J’Vonne Hadley to make up for departures

There is a new Buff in town. Colorado Basketball has a fresh new face to add to the 2022-2023 season. J’Vonne Hadley a junior college athlete out of Indian Hills Community College has signed with Colorado. Hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota this 6-foot-6, 215 pound shooting guard is coming to bring the heat in Boulder. He played for Northeastern a year ago before going to Indian Hills.

Hadley had many D1 offers in 2022 such as Bulter, Oregon State, and Texas Tech. But it was Colorado that won him over in the end. He signed his letter of intent on May 16th after he committed to the Buffs.

J’Vonne led his High School team to 4 conference championships, two sectional titles, and took them to two State Championships. He was selected All-State 4 times and scored 54 points in one game, which still stands as his schools record. He spent his freshman year of college at Northeastern playing in 13 games. His overall best was 4 rebounds and 5 points before leaving.

Playing for Indian Hills he averaged 10.9 points per game and 6.2 rebounds. With the departures of Evan Battey and most very likely Jabari Walker to the NBA the Buffs needed a commitment of this stature. Somebody who could produce quickly and make up for some of the losses in points and rebounds. Hadley is very defensive minded, he can score and most importantly rebound the ball. Something Colorado was masterful at all season. Losing their top two players in Battey and Walker is going to definitely deplete that. Any player that can help up and down the roster is going to bring a lot of relief for Tad Boyle.

It’s hard to say goodbye to the likes of Jabari Walker and the legacy of Evan Battey, but exciting to see these fresh new faces coming in. Head coach Tad Boyle knows what it takes to win. He’s gotten the Buffs over 20 wins several times now. Players like Hadley will help round out this team and make Colorado competitive in the Pac-12 again. Welcome to Boulder J’Vonne. Can’t wait to see everything you’ve got.