Head coach Tad Boyle is attempting to keep the in-state pipeline going for his Colorado basketball program.

Denver East junior guard Daylen Kountz confirmed he has been offered a scholarship by Boyle and his staff. The information originally was posted by ESPN.com.

Kountz is a 6-foot-4 guard averaging about 27 points a game for the Angels, who were set to face Eaglecrest Saturday afternoon in the Class 5A Great 8. In addition to the offers ESPN reported Kountz has received from Wichita State and Wyoming, Kountz also has gained offers from Air Force, Portland State, Virginia Commonwealth and Rutgers. He also has received interest from Utah, Arizona State, and Butler.

"I'm going to take the summer and see what happens," Kountz said. "I'll probably commit somewhere before (next) season starts."

Kountz made 15 of 17 free throws in Denver East's playoff win earlier this week against Smoky Hill and made 26 of 29 free throws in his first two state tournament games.

Kountz's potential addition would be part of the 2018 freshman class, after CU loses two guards from next year's senior class in George King and Dom Collier, also a Denver East product.

Under Boyle the Buffaloes generally have made landing the top in-state recruits. That list includes former Buffs Josh Scott and Xavier Talton, in addition to current CU scholarship players Wesley Gordon, Derrick White, and Collier. Next year's highly-regarded freshman class also will be highlighted by Sand Creek star D'Shawn Schwartz.


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