MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS PALO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL SWINGMAN GRANT DRESSLER

MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS PALO VERDE HIGH SCHOOL SWINGMAN GRANT DRESSLER

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State wrapped up its signing class with the inking of Palo Verde High School swingman Grant Dressler to a National Letter of Intent, it was announced today by Hornet head coach Brian Katz.

Dressler, who will enroll at the University as a freshman in the fall, joins Modesto Christian guard Jeff Wu and Sierra High School forward Joshua Patton as the three prep players to sign with Sacramento State for the 2015-16 season. Both Wu and Patton committed during the early signing period.

Dressler, who is a 6-foot-6, 185-pound swingman from Las Vegas, has the ability to play every position but center. This past season, he was a first team all-state, first team all-Sunset Division, first team all-Southwest Conference and team co-captain after helping Palo Verde (Las Vegas) to a 21-10 record and the program's first state tournament appearance since 2009. The Panthers eventually finished as the Div. I state runner-up to four-time champion Bishop Gorman High School.

During his senior season, he averaged 19.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting .532 on his attempts from inside the 3-point line, .374 from beyond the arc and .760 from the free throw line. The points and rebounds were team highs while the assists and steals ranked second on the squad.

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

"We lose a significant amount of shooting with the departure of our four seniors, and Grant will certainly make a difference in that regard. He is extremely skilled, and has the ability to play four different positions on the floor."

As a junior, Dressler was used as more of a role player when he averaged 5.1 points per game.

Dressler is the youngest of six children.

Sacramento State is coming off a 2014-15 season in which it posted a 21-12 overall record, a 13-5 mark in the Big Sky Conference, the team's first postseason appearance in the Div. I era (1991-pres.), and the team's first postseason win in 53 years. The 21 wins were tied for second most in program history (1948-pres.), and the 13 conference wins were the most in school history (regardless of conference).

Sacramento State's Signees

Name Pos.
Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Current School
Grant Dressler G/F 6-6 185 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev./Palo Verde HS
Joshua Patton
F
6-8 200
Fr. Manteca, Calif./Sierra HS
Jeff Wu
G
6-2 175
Fr. Taipei City, Taiwan/Modesto Christian HS