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Posted On: 10/2/15 8:45 PM

Daylen Kountz is a young man of few words. The 6-foot-4 George Washington wing would prefer to let his game to his game do the talking.

It’s just as well, since that game is making plenty of noise.

As a freshman at George Washington last season, the left-handed Kountz averaged 11.5 points per game. Few, if any, first-year players contributed more at the big-school level. Thing is, he may only be scratching the surface.

Kountz’s coach with the vaunted Colorado Hawks 15U squad, Simeon Boddie, said major physical growth this offseason has the young player prepared to become an even more dominant player.

“Daylen is a gym rat, but he’s been a major weight-room guy recently,” Boddie said. “His body has changed so much.  Physically he’s stronger defending and he’s stronger through contact. When you see him jump now, it’s crazy to see how high he’s jumping now. His explosiveness has grown exponentially from even the mid-summer to where it is right now.”

In a video that went quasi-viral on social media earlier this week, Kountz provided a snapshot of some of that athleticism. During a dunk contest at the Scouts Focus Elite 80 camp in Kansas City, Kountz ran

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