The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. However, we will be highlighting a new state in our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’8 Devin Collins of Chapmanville High School in Chapmanville, West Virginia, who saw a boost in his recruitment after visiting the Hoopstate and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
The way basketball has been trending over the last decade places a much more significant emphasis on shooting, regardless of position. That new modern school of thought is exactly why Collins should start being heavily prioritized by Division I programs. At a wiry 6-foot-8, Collins represents the ideal mold of a power forward in today’s game. He’s grown five or six inches within the last calendar year, yet already possesses incredible coordination and overall feel despite his growth spurt. Collins is an extremely effective two-way prospect that understands how to make nonstop contributions for his team. It would be a mistake to let a guy like Collins fall through the cracks.
After seeing Collins at our MLK Carmel Christian Showcase, we stated, “The forward prospect probably possesses a stronger crossroads of productivity and long-term potential than any unsigned prospect from the first contest. He causes an abundance of problems for opponents with his ability to stretch the floor and apply pressure as a spot-up shooter. Collins moves really well without the ball and understands how to find open seams within the teeth of the defense. He’s a clearly worthy of Division I consideration and should ultimately end up being a quality contributor at the next level.”For those who have seen Collins, there’s simply no doubting his ability or long-term upside. Upon adding strength, there will be an abundance of college coaches that’ll wish they offered Collins.
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