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Cody Williams and Courtney Anderson sign with Colorado basketball

Cody Williams is the Buffaloes’ first five-star prospect since 2001.

BOULDER, Colorado — The University of Colorado men’s basketball team is celebrating after two of the nation’s highest-rated high school recruits announced they will be joining the program.

Cody Williams and Courtney Anderson have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Colorado, head coach of men’s basketball Tad Boyle announced Wednesday.

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Cody Williams

A 6-foot, 180-point winger from Gilbert, Arizona, Williams is a five-star recruit — his first since 2001 — and number 14 on ESPN’s Top 100.

Williams is ranked the #21 overall outlook in the country by 247Sports.

Williams is the younger brother of Jalen Williams, the 12th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft by Oklahoma City.

“His parents were in the military… great people, great family, down to earth. His older brother was a first-round pick this summer; Mom and Dad still go to work every day,” Boyle said. “I think Cody chose Colorado because he’s willing to work. He wants to improve, he wants to develop. We are blessed to have him and he fits everything we are looking for.”

Courtney Anderson

Anderson, a 6-5, 180 point guard from Vallejo, Calif., is ranked the 31st best point guard in the country by 247Sports.

Anderson is also rated a three-star point guard by the Rivals and the 18th best player in the state of California by ESPN.

He is the son of former NFL tight end Courtney Sr.

“I love the culture there,” Anderson said. “I was there for Alumni Weekend (September 2-3) and all the (former) players came back and they were telling me how much they love the coaches, and the coaches love them back. So knowing that all the players are still coming back and the coaches showing love back was telling how the culture is there. And I like their playstyle and everything they’re doing.”

“Courtney’s advantage is unquestionable and again from a big family, really grounded parents,” Boyle said. “He’s a guy who knows how to kick and put the ball down. He’s tremendously athletic, he’s got a good length, so he’s going to fit the mold of the guys we’ve had on this show in the past; 6-5, long, athletic who can play, and guard, multiple positions.

“He’s going to be one hell of a college basketball player. He is young for his note; he just turned 17 this fall; that to me is something we really look at. Is a guy old for his grade or young for his grade? You have to rate them accordingly, but when you see a 17-year-old and you have the skills that he has, then you say, ‘OK, where will he be when he’s 20? And when he’s 20, he’s in his sophomore year of college; and he will be very good. I’m not saying he can’t be good before then, but he will be a special player.”

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