College Sports

Sac State men’s basketball lands Las Vegas prep standout

Sacramento State men’s basketball signed 6-foot-6 swingman Grant Dressler from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas to a national letter of intent Wednesday.

Dressler, who can play every position except center, was all-state first team in leading Palo Verde to a 21-10 record and the program’s first state tournament appearance since 2009. The Panthers finished as the Nevada Division I runner-up to four-time champion Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas.

During his senior season, Dressler averaged 19.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals. The points and rebounds were team highs, while the assists and steals ranked second.

“Grant is a player that has grown five inches in the last year and a half and used to be a pure point guard,” Sac State coach Brian Katz said in a release. “Despite the growth, he has retained those point guard skills to go along with his length and excellent shooting ability.”

Dressler joins Modesto Christian guard Jeff Wu and Sierra-Manteca forward Joshua Patton as high school players who have signed with the Hornets for the 2015-16 season. Wu and Patton committed during the early signing period in November.

Bill Paterson