MMA Point Guard’s Stock Is Rising

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Chad Myers spent three years as Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at Radford University before being named the postgraduate boys basketball coach at Massanutten Military Academy in June of 2011. In his time at Radford, Myers knew of Corban Collins , a point guard prospect out of Christ School (Arden, N.C.). Collins transferred from Christ School before the start of this season, and he is off to a great start in Myers’ program.

“This is the first time since his sophomore year that he is 100-percent healthy,” Myers said of Collins, who was sidelined with a meniscus injury in 2009/2010. “He was followed pretty highly before he got hurt. He’s getting everything back. He took eight months or so off as a sophomore, so he’s just now getting back to normal.”

Collins is technically a high school senior at MMA, but he plans to stay at the school for a postgraduate year and will be a 2013 class recruit. So far this season, he has posted 37 points in a 101-95 win over Fishburne Military Academy and 28 points and eight assists in a 4-point loss to Northfield (MA) Mount Hermon in the National Prep Showcase. MMA is 4-2 on the year.

“Corban plays the point guard position for us 100 percent of the time,” Myers said. “He is 6’3″, 190 pounds. He doesn’t have an ounce of fat on him. He has a college-ready body. He’s much faster than you expect for his size. He can shoot it pretty well at times. I wouldn’t say he’s lights out, but he can get it rolling. When he’s making outside shots, he’s really tough to guard.”

University of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett watched Collins’ big-time performance against Fishburne. Cavaliers assistant Jason Williford has stopped by the school twice this fall to check in on the promising prospect. And Coach Myers believes Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg may catch Collins in action soon as well. The interest is there, though no offers have been extended at this time.

“Minnesota, Virginia, Virginia Tech…they’ve all been to see him. I’d say Virginia and Virginia Tech are probably pushing the hardest right now,” said Myers, who adds that Collins attended Virginia’s win over Michigan. “Word is starting to get out that this kid