Chaparral High School's gifted guard prospect, 6-foot junior guard Colton Kresl is among the most talented performers in the state - regardless of class. A big-time scorer of the basketball, Kresl is coming off a strong showing this summer, and, as a result, he received his first scholarship offer on Saturday afternoon.
On Saturday, in surprising fashion, Kresl would receive his first scholarship offer from Northern Arizona University and head coach Jack Murphy and his staff. Northern Arizona would be an excellent fit for Kresl, as he loves the score the basketball at a high rate - fitting in nicely with Murphy's offensive style.
Kresl is a big-time scorer from the guard position, and he has a superior knack for making shots from anywhere on the floor. He has the ability to keep his handle alive in the most difficult situations and pass with either hand. He is an excellent shooter with excellent range on his shot. He is also able to shoot the basketball from the stand-still position or while on the move. He can create for himself or others off the dribble, almost at will.
Kresl is also an excellent ball handler and a solid passer of the basketball. Fundamentally sound, Kresl is a complete offensive guard. He will need to focus much more on the defensive end to compete at the next level, and will need to continue to add more physical strength to reach his full potential as a player.
Kresl is coming off a strong spring and summer performance, while leading his Arizona Power 16U team to several strong finishes and a tournament championship at the Double Pump Best of Summer tournament this summer.
Last high school season, as a sophomore, Kresl averaged 11.6 points, 2.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds per/game, while sharing backcourt duties with former senior guard Brandon Hoffer. Now with Kresl at the helm and running the show for the Firebirds, watch out as he should explode this high school season with the basketball in his hands full-time.