Recruitment keeps coming for Collier

Denver native Dominique Collier had coaches trailing him all during the month of April.

As a top point guard in the 2014 class, Denver (Col.) East standout Dominique Collier had coaches from numerous high-major schools tracking him during the April evaluation period. Even on a team loaded with high-major guards, Collier found a way to standout.

Playing for Kansas City Run GMC, Collier had a solid spring. His speed with the ball is impressive as is his ability to get into the lane and cause problems for defenses.

"The spring is going pretty good," said Collier. "We have lost a few tough games, but we have been playing better."

An angular 6-foot-2, Collier knows he has to make a few improvements over the course of the summer, but so far feels things are going pretty well.

"It is coming along pretty good," said Collier. "I need to work on my jump shot and get stronger, but I think I have improved a lot with my decision making as well as my overall game."

Recruiting wise things are also going well. Some of the top programs in the country have been keeping tabs on his development.

"Arizona, Colorado, Stanford, Kansas, North Carolina, and Iowa have been the main schools recruiting me," said Collier.

The in-state Buffalos have been on his trail quite a bit dispatching a coach to every one of his games in April. Also a famous CU alum is someone that Collier considers a mentor.

"It's a good thing to be hearing from the in-state school," said Collier. "They are trying to get all of the in-state talent. It is just a great experience to be hearing from them, knowing Chauncey (Billups) went there, and he is a great player out of Colorado. He mentors me and we talk a lot."

Another school that has been very active is Arizona. The Wildcats have offered him a scholarship and feel he could step in right away and play.

"I talked to Coach (Sean) Miller before the weekend and he just talked about the program and how I would fit in the program," explained Collier. "They have offered me and I have been hearing a lot of good things from them."

On his AAU team, Collier plays alongside Kansas commitment Conner Frankamp. While the two haven't talked much about the Jayhawks, Collier says it is a school that stands out.

"They have just said that they like me," said Collier of Kansas. "When Danny Manning was there he would come to my high school and watch me play. I haven't talked to Conner about them really, but I do like Kansas."

When it comes to North Carolina, the Tar Heels have been out to Denver to see him, but recently the contact between the two parties hasn't been there.

"I haven't talked to them in a little while," said Collier of UNC. "They came out for a game in February, and obviously they are a great program that has a tradition of great point guards."

For now Collier is evaluating all of his options and trying to see which program fits him not only with basketball but as a person.

"I am just looking at the academics and how I would fit into the system that each school runs," said Collier.

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