Buffs Receive Commitment from Guard Roby

With midnight madness and the start of a new college basketball season on the horizon, the University of Colorado men's basketball program is already looking ahead past this season and on to 2005. The Buffaloes have received a commitment from their first recruit of the 2003-04 season; 6-5 shooting guard and Massachusetts native <b>Richard Roby</b> out of Lawrence Academy.

Roby will be eligible to sign a letter of intent in November, when he has announced every intention of doing just that after choosing to play in Boulder after considering a position on numerous teams, including: Iowa State, Kansas State, Richmond, and Washington.

Roby would receive one of as many as five full ride basketball scholarships the University has to offer this year's recruiting class, depending on whether or not current recipient and starting center David Harrison chooses to depart to the NBA following his junior season with Colorado.

In need of a truly effective pure shooter for several seasons now, CU hopes to fill that void. The guard's best attribute is his shooting ability, particularly from the outside. His presence will be well received by Buffs fans, particularly after seniors Blair Wilson and Michel Morandais expend their final season of NCAA eligibility this year.

With Roby on their roster last season, the Lawrence Academy Spartans went 15-4 during their regular season and finished in the spring after earning the sixth seed in the NEPSAC All New England Tournament.

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