SEATTLE -- Tre'Shaun Fletcher made the most of Colorado's late tip time.
The 2013 CU recruit from nearby Tacoma played in Lincoln High School's rivalry showdown with Mt. Tahoma on Wednesday night -- a game that began at 7 p.m. local time -- before heading over to Alaska Airlines Arena to watch the second half of the Buffs' key Pac-12 road game against Washington.
Fletcher, a 6-6 wing, was hosted by Josh Scott and Xavier Johnson during an official visit to Boulder on Sept. 29. He committed to Tad Boyle's program shortly after the trip and has been following the Buffs on television all season.
"They're a good program and I think I will fit in really well because of the players on the team and the coaching staff," Fletcher said. "I like the academics there, too."
Fletcher's class also includes 6-5 guard Jaron Hopkins from Mesa, Ariz., and 6-7 forward Dustin Thomas from Texarkana, Texas.
With Wesley Gordon and Chris Jenkins redshirting this season, Boyle will add another layer of talented young players to his active roster in 2013-14.
"We think (Fletcher) will fit in very well with what we're looking to do here," Boyle said. "Bottom line is he can do a lot of different things to help you win."
Fletcher is a good scorer who also prides himself on being able to guard point guards, shooting guards and small forwards.
"I think we're going to make a run," Fletcher said when asked about joining a young nucleus that will also include Spencer Dinwiddie, Askia Booker and possibly Andre Roberson.
Speaking of Roberson, entering Wednesday's matchup with Washington, the 6-7 junior forward was leading the Pac-12 in rebounding at 11.8 boards per game.
Oregon State's Eric Moreland (11.1 rpg) is second in total rebounding.
CU was seventh in the conference in rebounding margin (+4.1). Boyle said Roberson needs some more help cleaning the defensive glass.
"We have a mindset on defense of, 'OK, Andre's going to go and get every rebound,'" Boyle said. "I don't worry about Spencer and Ski and their lack of offensive rebounding. What I'm concerned about is their lack of defensive rebounding because we ask five guys to rebound on that end.
"Some of our players just assume Andre is going to get it."
Washington 7-foot senior center Aziz N'Diaye was leading the Pac-12 in offensive rebounding (3.8) before taking on the Buffs. Scott was third (3.1) and Roberson was fourth (2.9) in that category.
CU's controversial overtime loss at Arizona was two weeks ago. But Boyle is still being asked about the game on the weekly Pac-12 coaches teleconference with the media.
"We've moved on but we haven't gotten over it," Boyle said Tuesday. "There's always one or two games where you look back and say, 'What if?'
"That's going to be one of them."
Sabatino Chen thought he delivered a road victory over a top-five opponent when his 3-pointer banked in at the end of regulation. Officials disallowed the field goal after a video review and the Wildcats dominated the overtime.
CU was then swept on the trip with a loss at Arizona State and entered Wednesday's game at Washington still seeking its first road win in conference play.
CU was looking for its first win against the Huskies in Washington since a 65-53 victory on Dec. 21, 1956.
Washington had won the other five meetings played on its home court and the all-time series was tied 7-7.
The Buffs beat the Huskies 87-69 in Boulder last year. Washington went on to win the Pac-12 regular-season title.
Johnson made his third start of the season. Chen came off the bench for the second consecutive game after starting the previous 15 games. ... Washington was playing its first home conference game of the season after wins at Washington State, Cal and Stanford. ... The Buffs will fly to Spokane on Thursday and will practice at Gonzaga ahead of Saturday's game against Washington State in Pullman.
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