Zagsblog has reported that Devon Collier has narrowed his list of schools to four.  He recently knocked*Jul 09 - 00:05* Maryland off of his list leaving Oregon State, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Providence.  Oregon State has flown to see him four straight Fridays, clearly showing a ton of interest.

Collier, a 6’8” PF is an ESPN Top 100 Player, ranked #79 overall.  And he is a product of St. Anthony’s in New Jersey… home of the legendary Bob Hurley.

imagesWith PC currently out of scholarships the chances of something changing between now and the signing period resulting in Coach Keno Davis landing Collier are slim.  That said; however, you have to like that he is still being pursued.  He is a really good player and would fit in well with PC’s new system.  Plus he has been coached by one of the greatest coaches of all time: Bob Hurley.  That is an intangible that will never show up in a stat page or anything like that.  Oregon State looks like they are really getting after him, but the fact that PC, who at the moment appears to be out of scholarships is still on Collier’s short list, we think, says a lot about his feelings about the school and the program.

Also, we know this is not the first time we have given our praises to St. Anthony’s and Bob Hurley. 050215book We are clearly fans, ever since reading The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball’s Most Improbable Dynasty, by Adrian Wojnarowski.  If you are a basketball fan, played high school basketball, or just want a really good, easy read you have to read this book.  It is really a good book for so many reasons and if nothing else it just gives you perspective in so many ways.  We are trying to get book-reporty here but its like a David vs. Goliath story with a bunch of spins along the way.  For the most part it covers the 2005 season but there is a lot more to it than just basketball.  Alright, we aren’t going to say anymore but you should really read it, and if you have leave a comment and let us know what you thought.

Also the book is being made into a movie that is expected to be released in 2010.


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