It was a long time coming for Chaparral High School's gifted guard prospect, 6-foot-1 senior point guard Colton Kresl. After mulling over his recruiting options for some time, Kresl has decided on a college home for himself - signing a national letter of intent with Cal State Dominguez Hills University.
Among the most talented performers in the state, Kresl saw many other prospects in Arizona's 2017 class receive scholarship offers. While he received loads of college interest, many division-I college programs were reluctant to give him an offer.
After previously receiving a division-I scholarship offer from Northern Arizona University, Kresl generated serious interest from such programs as UNLV, Texas Tech, Washington State, New Mexico State, Boise State, San Diego, Albany, Boston University and Sacramento State.
UNLV, Texas Tech and New Mexico State each expressed interest in having Kresl as a preferred walk-on to their program, but Kresl knew he was worthy of a college basketball scholarship. He now has one and it is well deserved.
A big-time shooter of the basketball, Kresl had an excellent senior season - leading his Chaparral team to a 5A state semi-final finish. Kresl is a very skilled guard prospect that loves to shoot and score the basketball at a high rate, and also makes players around him better. He plays with a high level of confidence and loves the game.
Kresl also had a strong spring and summer performance last year (2016), leading his Arizona Powerhouse Black team to several strong finishes and a tournament championship runner-up performance in the spring in Vegas. Kresl teamed up in the spring with Corona's Saben Lee (Vanderbilt signee) and Desert Vista's Noah Baumann (San Jose State signee) to give Powerhouse Hoops a formidable trio.
Kresl is an absolute steal at the division-II level, and should have a terrific college career for himself.
Congratulations to Colten and his mother Julie on this amazing accomplishment. Well deserved.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: 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. Makes players around him better and a student of the game. Kresl is also an excellent ball handler and can get anywhere he wants to on the floor. He is also a very good passer of the basketball. Fundamentally sound, Kresl is a complete offensive guard. He also has excellent toughness as a player, making him a tough defender as well. He accepts challenges on the floor and is a winner. A very good sleeper prospect. Still only 17 years of age. Has a bright future.