Cu Buffs Men's Basketball Has Enjoyed J'vonne Hadley's Contributions

Cu Buffs Men's Basketball Has Enjoyed J'vonne Hadley's Contributions

Published on December 30, 2022 18:10 PM by Andrew Koschiev

CU men's basketball fans should certainly be pleased with J'Vonne Hadley's performance this season. The CU coaching staff has been surprised by Hadley's performance this season. Compared to when Hadley signed with the Buffs in May, yes. But compared to when he first started turning heads, no.

After losing Jabari Walker, the league's leading rebounder last season, Hadley has done more than smooth the transition for CU during a holiday hiatus before Pac-12 Conference play at Stanford on Thursday. Despite being a junior college transfer, Hadley is making an impact far beyond what was initially expected. He is on track to be another league-leading rebounder for the Buffs this season.

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In light of how much work I've put in, Hadley doesn't seem surprised. It is coming through now. It's just a matter of putting in the hard work and hoping for the best. It worked out for me. I'm thankful for that and thank God for it. His college career has already been an eventful one. Hadley is only two and a half years old, but it has already been an eventful one.

A year ago, he was a member of Northeastern, playing only 79 minutes off the bench in 13 games. During the last 14 games of last year, Hadley averaged 17.5 points and 8.1 rebounds for Indian Hills Community College. When Hadley joined the college, a close relationship had already been established with CU associate head coach Mike Rohn. Hadley stepped in when Walker's departure was made official, and the Buffs lost recruit Bobi Klintman to an academic compliance issue.

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The team would benefit from having J'Vonne on board

When you sign junior college players, you don't know what to expect. However, from our workouts in the fall, I knew J'Vonne would be a great addition to the team. He separates himself when you play five-on-five. "I wouldn't call it a surprise. We didn't expect him to do such a good job when we signed him, but he has satisfied us since we've worked with him.

Having recently completed a virtuous five-game stretch, Hadley reminded me of how he surprised me in September. It was like Christmas in September. However, his contribution during the past two games, when his finishing touch around the rim was off, exemplifies Hadley's overall impact the most. In the next five games, Hadley averaged 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting .759 while recovering from a right shoulder injury.

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Hadley scored eight points

He cooled down a bit in the next two games but was still effective. He almost achieved a double-double against Northern Colorado with nine points and nine rebounds. After scoring six points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist, and no turnovers in 34 minutes against Southern Utah, Hadley finished with eight points, eight rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

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