Massanutten Military Academy (Woodstock, VA) point guard Corban Collins averaged 25 points, 8 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game in 2011/2012, catching the attention the major college coaches in the process. Collins, in fact, has now earned major Division 1 scholarship offers.
“Virginia has offered. Virginia Tech, I’m pretty sure the offer is still good there. Also, LSU and Cincinnati have offered. Mississippi has. I believe there are some others… I don’t want to leave anyone out,” said head coach Chad Myers, who guided the MMA postgraduate squad to a spot in the 2012 National Prep Championship. “Pitt, Louisville, Maryland are some of the schools that have called about him.”
University of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett and assistant coach Jason Williford attended two of Collins’ best games this past season. One was a 37-point performance in a win over Fishburne Military, which featured Virginia freshman point guard Teven Jones . The other was a 92-88 loss to Brewster Academy in a quarterfinal of the aforementioned National Prep Championship. In that contest, Collins had 29 points and eight boards.
Collins, who is being recruited by Virginia as a point guard, has several attributes that impress college coaches.
“There is the obvious. He is 6’2 1/2″ or 6’3″. His body is college ready right now,” Myers said. “His jump-shot came a long way this year. Most of all, the kid wants to be good. When I coached at Hargrave, I coached Mike Scott. Mike Scott worked to become the player he became. Corban wants to work, too.”
< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>According to Myers, Collins has no real favorite at this stage of the process. Visit-wise, Collins attended UVa’s home game against Michigan last November and was in Blacksburg for two of Virginia Tech’s games last season.
“I think he’s kind of going to play out the summer and see how things stand,” said Myers, who believes Collins will likely sign in the Early Signing Period in November. “He’ll probably take some unofficials, probably to some of the local schools like UVa and Virginia Tech. I think he’ll take a trip to Cincinnati to get a...
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