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Pac-12 Basketball Recruiting: Taking a look at Colorado's Class of 2016

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Can the Buffs make it back to the NCAA Tournament this year? If so, these recruits will have to play a role.

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Coming off of their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five years, Tad Boyle and the Colorado Buffaloes will look to continue to compete in a loaded Pac-12.

While Josh Scott (16.8 points, 8.8 rebounds per game last season) has graduated, Colorado has talent remaining on the roster and talent coming in in their recruiting class. The only question will be if that talent is able to make an immediate impact.

Bryce Peters

Peters, a four-star guard, is a very fitting start to this list. The first four-star player Tad Boyle has landed since Dominique Collier in 2014, Peters comes to Boulder from Long Beach, California.

We wrote more on Peters when he committed to the Buffs back in September, which you can find right HERE.

Additionally, you can find Peters’ most recent highlight reel below.

The Buffaloes will have a ton of talent at guard this season, and Peters will be able to contribute to that talent.

Deleon Brown

Brown is also a guard. However, coming in as a two-star recruit into an already crowded backcourt situation, there’s a chance Brown is issued a redshirt this season.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan native has been committed to Colorado since October 2014, and played his senior season of basketball at the famed Brewster Academy. As a result of his year at Brewster, Brown is a year older than all other freshmen in the class, which may prove advantageous for him.

Brown’s most recent highlight reel can be found below.

Lucas Siewert

We’ve reached the “How can Colorado possibly replace Josh Scott?” portion of the article. A 6’10” Brazilian like Lucas Siewert is certainly a good start.

We touched more on Siewert when he originally committed. While born in Brazil, he played all four years of high school basketball at Los Angeles’ Cathedral High School. He committed to Arizona State in 2015, but re-opened his recruitment when Herb Sendek was fired.

Below is Siewert’s most recent highlight video.

Dallas Walton

If you like seven-footers with awesome names, Dallas Walton is your guy. The only member of the Buffs’ class of 2016 from in-state (Arvada, Colorado), Walton will help the Buffs remain one of the nation’s tallest teams.

He’s torn his ACL twice in the past few years, which is (somewhat) concerning, but appears to be back on track and ready to contribute for the Buffs.

Here’s what we wrote when Walton committed.

Walton’s YouTube channel has several highlights of him from this past season.

Extra Scholarship

The Buffaloes currently sit at 12 scholarships for the 2016-17 season. They have one remaining. No one seems to know what direction they’re looking in to fill it, but it will likely be a transfer like Missouri’s Namon Wright, who Colorado landed last week.