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CU Buffs men’s basketball notes: Luke O’Brien, Julian Hammond showcase team depth

The Colorado men’s basketball team has operated the entire season with 12 scholarship players, one fewer than the full allotment. The Buffaloes also have been forced to watch two of the top figures in the team’s vaunted recruiting class, Quincy Allen and Javon Ruffin, remain sidelined due to injury. A third freshman, guard KJ Simpson, was unavailable on Sunday due to a concussion he suffered three days earlier against Washington State.
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Luke O’Brien follows up Superunknown XVII with gnarly street edit

Nothing warms the heart like seeing the young guns wear their influences on their sleeves. Just before the closing clip of Luke O’Brien’s 2021 street edit, he ski slides a rail in the back of some SLC warehouse and we just know that somehow, somewhere, Andy Perry is smiling. O’Brien is hot off making finals for Level 1’s Superunknown XVII, which took place at Eldora this spring, and the guy is just crushing it. Loose, swervy rail tricks and even looser jumps were the hallmark of his Superunknown entry, and for his safety, we’re glad he kept it pretty tight until his last trick in this one. Keep an eye on this kid. Luke O’Brien is going to be everywhere soon. And do yourself a favor—go rewatch his Superunknown entry.

Defense, confidence the keys for Luke O’Brien in second season with CU men’s basketball

Luke O’Brien admits there were times his confidence waned during his first season with the Colorado men’s basketball team. It’s an understandable hurdle for any young player forced to adapt to the college game without the benefit of significant playing time. For O’Brien, a freshman season spent largely waiting and observing included a healthy dose of watching the player whose spot he hopes to take over next season, D’Shawn Schwartz.

Nique Clifford, Luke O’Brien next in line for CU Buffs men’s basketball

Colorado basketball fans saw just enough of Tristan da Silva, and certainly plenty from Jabari Walker, to feel confident in the state of the Buffaloes’ front court in the coming seasons. And although Keeshawn Barthelemy didn’t post the sort of occasional explosive performances turned in by Walker and even da...