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Bobcat recruit: Collin Woods


Quite a few sources have been reporting that the Bobcat coaching staff has offered Collin Woods of Horizon high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the past couple weeks just about every internet recruiting site has featured articles on Woods’ recruiting using terms like “sleeper” and “under recruited talent” if this is true he has to the most recruited, under recruited player in history. As of right now, it appears that Woods has is being recruited by over 25 schools and holding 15 offers so far.

Woods is a 6-2, 170 pound point guard who averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals while shooting 43% from the field, 39 % from beyond the three point line and 71% from the charity stripe.

ESPN has given Woods a rating of 90 and ranked him recently as the #39 rated point guard in the country. Here is their evaluation

May, 2010: Woods is a combo guard with a long wingspan. Collin is fast with the basketball and shines when he has space to use his athleticism to make plays with the basketball. He likes to use a crossover or a left to right, between the legs dribble to dart past his defender. When Collin is comfortable and free on the court, he makes brilliant plays for himself or others. He needs to learn to stay low and strong with the ball and not to make careless decisions when under pressure. Collin has a good shooting technique and a good chance to become a consistent off the bounce, jump shooter with work in the gym. He needs to improve his passing skills on the move and his ability to see the hockey pass in the half court.
April, 2010: Woods is one of the better up-and-coming prospects in the west. He has a great frame (long arms), ideal athleticism, and can swing between the 1 and the 2. He is more scorer than facilitator at this stage, but the skills are there to do both. His length and active hands make him a viable candidate to be a great defender at the next level. Offensively, he can get to the basket (very good quickness) off the dribble or nail the 3-point jump shot. His shot is a tad streaky but his form is solid as well as his release. In the open court he can deliver the assist or create offense for himself. If Woods continues to polish his point guard skills his game will go to another level.

The true story behind Woods is that his stock has risen substantially since this spring. He is the type of player who can not be judged by stats and video. This spring and summer with coaches getting a chance to see him on the AAU circuit coaches have fallen in love with him, and he has been flooded with recruitment interest from all corners of the country. I believe the Bobcat coaches were on him early and have been recruiting him for close to a year.

Currently it is reported that Woods is holds offers from Arizona State, Cal State Northridge Colorado, Colorado State, Columbia, Cornell, Fresno State, Montana State, Northern Colorado, Portland, Weber State and Northern Arizona, while he reports that he is also receiving recruiting interest from Arizona, California, Memphis, Oregon State Pepperdine, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, UC-Irvine, UC-Santa Barbara, Utah State, and UTEP and the list is growing. Cornell, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara have all set up in home visits but so far Portland is the only school in which he has set up an official campus visit so far. He is said to favor Arizona and Colorado but both schools seem to have put him on hold.

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