LOS ANGELES — It remains unlikely the University of Colorado will see its first football-basketball dual-sport athlete in nearly 30 years. But count Tad Boyle in on at least exploring the possible addition of new CU Buffaloes football La’Vontae Shenault to the basketball roster.
This past week, the younger brother of star receiver Laviska Shenault made his pledge to the Buffs official on national signing day. He also raised eyebrows by saying he has the blessing of new football coach Mel Tucker to explore the option of playing basketball for the Buffs as well.
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Boyle has not yet conversed with the younger Shenault or watched his basketball highlights. Yet Boyle had a succinct appraisal of the situation based on what he saw Laviska Shenault achieve on the gridiron this past fall.
“Put it this way — if his little brother can play basketball the way Laviska can play football, we’ll take him,” Boyle said.
Boyle said he has not had a football-basketball dual-sport athlete at any of his coaching stops, though he noted at Wichita State in the early 2000s there was one athlete who played basketball and baseball. The Buffs haven’t had a football player try his hand at basketball in nearly 30 years, since Alfred Williams and Ronnie Woolfork joined the basketball squad midway through the 1989-90 season after missing out on a possible national title with an Orange Bowl loss against Notre Dame.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports