Kreft visited campus last January but said now was the time to decide so that he could focus on improving his game. "I was told that it would take a lot of stress off of everyone else and it would help me focus on improving during the school year," Kreft said. "Now no coaches will bother me. Everything can calm down and I can start concentrating [on basketball]."
Last season, according to Kreft, he averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. He also received interest from Miami but FSU had an "in" with him.
"I liked the school. I went up and visited and [Leonard Hamilton] is a family friend of ours. He's got a nice record of helping players. Once I saw the campus I decided to go there."
Kreft attended the 2004 Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis. "My strengths are playing in the post. Anything in the post I can pretty much do. I have a decent jump shot from mid-range and I'm working on my forward position."
Kreft will run on the traveling team circuit with the South Florida Heat.