Basketball player

The Buffaloes land a versatile basketball player from Junior College

The Buffaloes added to their roster for the upcoming 2022-23 season on Monday with I vonne Hadley announcing his intention to transfer to Colorado.

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Hadley has positional versatility with the ability to play in the backcourt or on the wing. He will join the herd with three years of eligibility remaining.


A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hadley earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honors as a sophomore at Indian Hills Community College. He was also the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team all-region selection. Hadley averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 33 games played, while shooting 54.8% from the field, 35.4% from three-point and 71.8% on the free throw line.

During Indian Hills CC’s eight-game winning streak in late January and early February, Hadley was a three-time ICCAC Player of the Week averaging 18.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per match.

Hadley spent his true freshman season at Northeastern, where he played 13 games. But this season didn’t count against his college eligibility due to COVID-19.

As a prep star, Hadley helped Cretin Derham Hall High School win four conference championships, two section titles and two state tournament appearances. He set the school record with 54 points in a game and was a four-time all-state draft pick. Hadley was also a member of the Cretin Derham Hall football team.

With Hadley on board, the Buffaloes currently have 13 scholarship commitments for the 2022-23 season. But if Jabari walkerwas recently invited to the NBA Draft Combinedecides not to return to Boulder, CU would have an open scholarship available.