My name is Kolton Painter, I am 17 years old, and I just finished my Junior year 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 junior season (2020-2021) was a huge success, I finished up at 17 ppg, 6 rpg, 4 apg and Nitro made the State Tournament for the first time in 20yrs and the 4th time in School’s history. I was named 1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-County, 2nd Team All State. As a Guard I was also Ranked in Top 8 in the State in Scoring (8th), Rebounding (8th), FG’s (6th), FT (1st), 3 Points Made (5th), Assist (6th), Steals (8th), Double Doubles (2nd), FT % (1st). 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 is a vision of mine. I understand that it takes sacrifice, hard work and dedication to get there. That is 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 am attending.
To become a college basketball player is an earned privilege, not an opportunity that is given to you. That is the reason I will continue down this path and hopefully earn my spot in college basketball.