Meet the new Buffs: Shannon Sharpe

Sure, it's football season. Opening week in fact. But that doesn't mean basketball should be ignored, especially at Colorado where five newcomers should give a significant boost to coach Jeff Bzdelik's team in the coming season. We spent a few minutes getting to know explosive young guard Shannon Sharpe today after his morning workout. Get inside for this video interview.

Shannon Sharpe loves to play defense. He learned the importance of the less glorious side of the game at the high school level and his approach to stopping the opponent might have been what earned him a scholarship in Boulder.

Sharpe is a little shy as a lot of true freshmen are in their first months on campus, but we suspect he will come around as time goes on.

He spent a year in prep school between high school and his arrival in Boulder earlier this summer. That means he is a year more mature for the college game than most true freshmen.

One thing is obvious in watching him on the court. There won't be many players who will beat him in terms of athleticism or desire.

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