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Posted Feb 18, 2011 by Adam Adkins
Updated Feb 18, 2011 at 08:37 PM
I tweeted this on Thursday (you can follow me on Twitter at @TBO_USFBulls), but was finally able to catch up with Anthony Collins, a senior point guard out of Westbury Christian in Houston, Texas, who will make an official visit to USF this weekend.
Collins is looking forward to the trip, which will include his attendance at the Bulls’ game Saturday against visiting Georgetown.
“I’m excited,” Collins said. “I’ve never been to Tampa, plus they play Georgetown so that will be a good game to watch.”
Collins, rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals and 2-star recruit by ESPN, claims a handful of scholarship offers from Division I programs, among them Baylor, TCU, Nebraska, Minnesota, Hawaii, USC, Texas Tech and USF. He said he really likes the idea of playing in the Big East, and believes he can come in at USF and contribute immediately, something he claimed Bulls coaches have told him is a possibility if he ends up with the program.
Collins (6-foot, 170 pounds) is a four-year starter for Westbury Christian, which Coach Russell Carr said isn’t the norm at the program, and holds the program mark for career assists with nearly 900. Collins is averaging eight points, eight assists and three steals per game this season, and while his scoring average isn’t too high it’s more indicative of him being an unselfish player looking to distribute the ball first rather than an inability to produce offensively, Carr said.
“When he needs to score he can score,” Carr said, “but he just does a good job getting everyone else involved.”
Westbury Christian is gearing up for a playoff run, and Collins said he doesn’t plan on making a final decision on where he’ll play college basketball until after his team’s season is complete. In order for him to end up at USF, one scholarship player on the current roster would have to leave the program as the Bulls used their two available scholarships by signing two post players during the early period.
One of those early USF signees, 7-foot-1 prep center Jordan Omogbehin, was recently profiled by a Norfolk, Va., TV station. You can view that story HERE.