Denver East Combo Guard Daylen Kountz Has Seven Early Offers

Daylen Kountz earned second-team all-state honors this winter despite missing 11 games due to transfer rules, after he switched from George Washington High School to Denver East...

Daylen Kountz is a 6-foot-3.5 guard that uses his length and impressive slashing ability to create plays. In his abbreviated junior season with the Angels, he averaged 26.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 79 percent at the charity stripe.

Kountz just wrapped up his first weekend of the spring AAU season with the Colorado Hawks.

“We played in the Route 66 Kickoff tournament in Oklahoma City and it went pretty well,” said Kountz. “This spring, I am pretty much just showcasing my skills, showing my all-around game. I'd like to improve on my outside shot and dribbling.”

So far, the Class of 2018 prospect has received a scholarship offer from seven programs: Colorado, Wichita State, Wyoming, VCU, Rutgers, Air Force and Portland State.

"They have all pretty much caught my eye," he said. "Wichita State, CU and Wyoming, I like a lot."

Kountz has been up to Boulder to check out the Buffaloes twice, and he will likely take an official visit to Colorado in the fall.

"I like their program," he said of CU. "I like their style, their coaches, and I have a friend up there (Dominique Collier). I also have a friend that is going to be going there (D'Shawn Schwartz).

"I talk to [assistant] coach [Mike] Rohn the most and they just keep telling me that my style would fit well in their program as a combo guard. They think I could come in and make an immediate impact."

Kountz said Wichita State stands out because of their recent success in the NCAA Tournament and he likes the coaches at Wyoming.

"I am probably just going to take my time before committing," he said. "In the end, I want to go somewhere where I can grow as a man and enjoy life outside of basketball. And of course I want to play for a good coaching staff."

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