Cherry Creek’s Julian Hammond III commits to CU Buffs basketball

A working day following just one Cherry Creek Higher School senior committed to perform for a faculty out of condition, one more made a decision to keep close to residence.

Julian Hammond III, an all-condition choice for the Bruins soccer and basketball teams, announced his determination to the CU Buffs basketball plan on Twitter early Saturday night time.

“Blessed to announce that I am committed to keep on my tutorial and athletic occupation at the College of Colorado! Thank you @CUBuffsMBB for the possibility and just about every mentor that has recruited me,” the 6-foot-2 guard tweeted.

Hammond has averaged 20-moreover factors for each game in every single of his past two seasons at Cherry Creek, such as averages of 21.nine factors, seven. rebounds and 3.6 assists as a 1st-workforce Class 5A all-condition decide in 2019-20. He was also the commencing quarterback for last year’s Class 5A condition championship workforce, compiling 2,354 yards and 28 touchdowns on 187-of-298 passing with only seven interceptions.

Hammond’s roots, having said that, are deeper on the basketball courtroom. His grandfather, who goes by the exact same title, played forward for the Denver Rockets from 1967-72, averaging 10.eight factors and 6.2 rebounds all through his time in the ABA.

A working day previously, fellow Cherry Creek senior Al Ashford III committed to the Wisconsin soccer plan. The 6-foot-1 cornerback chose the Badgers around various FBS plans, such as Colorado, Colorado Condition, Washington Condition, Wyoming and North Carolina Condition.