Recruiting: Devon Collier

Posted: August 24, 2009 in Recruiting
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According to the Providence Journal Small Forward Devon Collier took an unofficial visit to PC in amd_collierthe last ten days.  Adam Zagoria over at Zagsblog was able to get the scoop from Collier’s adviser, Adam Berkowitz.  Berkowitz had this to say following Collier’s visit to PC.

“We had a good visit.  I think he liked it. I don’t think he’s close to committing.

Pat Skerry done a great job recruiting him. He met with Keno Davis in his office. We spent 4-5 hours there [on campus].

They really want him. It’s a good fit. He can get playing time at that position [small forward]. They have a couple really good point guards coming in [Johnnie Lacy and Vincent Council]. I think they need a versatile forward who can do some different things. I think Devon would fit that need.”

Collier is also considering Seton Hall, St. John’s, Arizona, and Maryland.  He will be visiting St. John’s and Seton Hall soon.  Collier is Ranked #79 in ESPN’s Top 100 for the class of 2010.

Berkowitz went on to say that Collier’s High School coach, Bob Hurley, would like to see him declare in the fall so that he can play his senior season with a clear mind.

images Like Berkowitz said, we think Collier really could be a good fit at PC.  He is an active on defense and offensively has a nice jumper extending back to the three point line and can really finish inside.  At 6’8″ he has great size for a college small forward.  He also is coming from Bob Hurley’s program down at St. Anthony’s, which means you know that you are getting a quality player with a high basketball IQ.  Plus it never hurts to add an ESPN Top 100 Player to your team.  From everything we’ve read Collier has tremendous upside; however, he does have some knee problems.  But if he can stay healthy he should be able to run the floor well and become a key player in Coach Keno Davis’ uptempo system.

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