Knutson Makes It Official

Arapahoe High shooting guard Levi Knutson made it official Wednesday morning when he signed a letter of intent to play for the Buffs beginning next year.

Levi Knutson signed his LOI this morning at a ceremony at his high school in Littleton.

Knutson earned a scholarship offer from Colorado head coach Ricardo Patton after he stood out this summer in several tournaments, playing with the Colorado Select Gold Crown team. Knutson verbally commited to the Buffs in late September after taking official visits to CU and to Air Force. Iowa State was also close to offering.

The 6-4 Arapahoe High senior said he didn't waiver from his desire to play at CU after Patton announced recently he will step down at the end of the current season.

"I was pretty solid with the university and the players that are in the program right now, and with (playing) Big 12 basketball," Knutson told BSN Wednesday morning.

Knutson, of course, spoke with Patton about the coach's decision to leave.

"He told me that if I decided to stay, it's a great place to be and it's a great institution," Knutson said.

The scorer, who carries a 4.0 GPA, averaged nearly 20 points a game last season as a junior. His Arapahoe team is expected to play deep into the 5A state playoffs next spring and possibly contend for a state title.

As well as CU and Air Force, Knutson had offers from Army, Navy, Montana State and a bevy of bigtime academic institutions – Boston University, Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth.

Fellow verbal commit Caleb Patterson is expected to sign his LOI Wednesday afternoon. No word yet on the third member of the 2007 class, Aurora Central's Stephen Franklin.

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