My name is Kolton Painter, I’m 17 years old and I'm starting my Junior at Nitro High School in Nitro, WV. I’m a 6’1 180 lb. Point Guard on the Varsity basketball team and 2022 Graduate. My Sophomore season (2019-2020) was a huge success, I finished up 3rd in the Conference in scoring 22.4ppg, 3rd in 3 pointers made 62 and 3rd in FT% at 78% (I shot the most FT in the Conference 134) and was named 1st Team All-Conference. As a freshman in 2018-2019 I started several games and put up big minutes as a freshman for the Nitro high school team that returned 8 seniors. It was an honor to be the only freshman playing with this senior class as they accumulated the most wins ever in school history, yet I played an integral part in the rotation every night and was named All Rookie in the Conference . I have been playing basketball since I was 6 yrs. old with a vision of someday playing college basketball. I have been blessed to have two of the most loving and dedicated parents that have helped me with direction, and the resources to help pave the way for training and opportunities to succeed at the highest level.
I have a strong love for the game and playing college basketball is not a dream, it’s a vision of mine. I understand that it takes sacrifice, hard work and dedication to get there. That’s the reason I have put the things that will pave the way for me to play college basketball first and foremost. Academics is one of them, and I understand they are as equally important, so I have strived in the classroom as well to become the best student I can be. I currently carry a 4.25 grade point average. I also participate in the FCA Fellowship of Christian Athletes program and community service activities such as reading to elementary students at the local elementary school. I will continue to carry myself with honor and respect on and off the court as I believe in the way I carry myself it will reflect on my teammates, my coaches, parents and the school I’m attending.
To become a College basketball player is an earned privilege, not an opportunity that is given to you. That’s the reason I will continue down this path and hopefully earn my spot in college basketball.