Collier at three offers

One of the West Coast's top point guard prospects in 2014, Denver East's Dominique Collier, breaks down his game and recruiting attention.

One of the most well known younger prospects on the West Coast belongs to Denver East in 6-foot-1, 160-pound 2014 point guard Dominique Collier.

A slender guard with terrific speed in the open court, Collier's quickness and handles make him very difficult for a defender to stay in front of. He uses that quickness to glide to the basket, but is also a good shooter.

On defense he uses his quick hands and anticipation to come away with steals, often leading to easy fastbreak points. Collier will need to get stronger and continue to develop as a player but for now is a combo that is one of the top guard prospects out west in 2014.

Collier broke down his strengths and weaknesses.

"I think my strengths are scoring the basketball, helping my teammates get open shots and attacking the basket," he said. "I need to work on defense and being more of a vocal leader."

The point guard claims offers from Colorado, Arizona and Iowa with interest from North Carolina, Georgetown, UNLV, Stanford and California.

The hometown school has done a good job with him, and he's also intrigued by his other two offers.

"I like Colorado because their coach is a really good coach and we talk about the future if I were to choose to go there," Collier said. "It would be good for me to go there because he would have me playing strictly point guard.

"Arizona has told me good things and I like their program. Iowa was my first offer so that was cool."

Collier is hoping for a North Carolina offer, as he grew up a Tar Heels fan.

"They've been talking to me and tell me they like my game," Collier said of UNC. "I grew up rooting for North Carolina. I always liked them; it's a big name college."

The school Collier chooses will have two important qualities.

"Most important will be starting right off and the position I'll be playing," he said. "I want to come in as a point guard and then if they need me to play the two, I'll play the two."

The sophomore could see himself making a decision next season.

"I kind of want to make a decision during my junior year," Collier said.


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