How Colorado’s players are faring
While none of the Front Range men’s basketball teams earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament, several former Colorado prep basketball players are getting a chance to shine during March Madness. Here’s a look at how they fared during the opening weekend of the NCAA men’s tournament:
Regis Jesuit (graduated from Huntington, W.Va., Prep 2014)
The Bulldogs’ starting point guard averaged 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in wins over South Dakota State and Northwestern. No. 1-seeded Gonzaga faces No. 4 West Virginia at 5:39 p.m. Thursday. The game will air on TBS. Cheyenne Mountain 2012
The youngest son of Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry has been a key off the bench for Florida, averaging 7.0 points in victories over East Tennessee State and Virginia. He has also been making national headlines with his underhanded free-throw attempts — similar to how his father shot. It has been working. He has hit 88 percent from the line season. The Gators will next take on Wisconsin at 7:59 p.m. Friday in New York.
Cherokee Trail 2013 The son of former Broncos running back Rod Bernstine, Drick Bernstine played a team-leading 38 minutes for the Fighting Hawks, scoring 20 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in a 100-82 loss to Arizona.
Denver East 2014 Harrell sure picked a good time to have his best game of the season. The lanky guard, who averaged 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds on the season, played 24 minutes off the bench, tallying 15 points, five rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes. Unfortunately for the No. 6-seeded Bluejays, they were upset by No. 11 Rhode Island. High school: Denver East 2015
The speedy guard was injured and did not play in the tournament. No. 16 Texas Southern lost 103-64 to No. 1 North Carolina.