Mater Dei guard commits to Buffs

Colorado head coach Tad Boyle added another piece to his 2012 class on Thursday night with a pledge from point guard Eli Stalzer (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), according to the Daily Camera of Boulder.

Stalzer is a teammate of CU signee Xavier Johnson.

"Tad just kept coming out and watching Xavier, and I think he fell in love with Eli and what he can do," Mater Dei head coach Gary McKnight told the paper. "He can really handle the ball, he can play the point or the two, and we usually put him on the other team's best player to defend."

Stalzer will be the sixth incoming freshman next fall joining Johnson, center Josh Scott (Monument, Colo./Lewis-Palmer H.S.), forward Wesley Gordon (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sierra H.S.), guard Xavier Talton (Sterling, Colo./Sterling H.S.) and forward Chris Jenkins (Detroit/Detroit Jesuit).