2017 Intro: Colbey Ross

Intelligent play defines the budding game of 5-11 point guard Colbey Ross. A rising junior at Aurora (Colo.) Eaglecrest, Ross demonstrates significant promise as a floor leader.

Colbey Ross is a true point guard. Not a combo, definitely not a wing, the slightly diminutive floor general owns that position already. He’s a fine decision-maker to be very young and possesses the requisite dribbling and passing skills to handle the ball against pressure and distribute to teammates.

Just as significantly, he understands how to manage the game. He moves the ball around with the pass rather than relying solely on his dribble — a mistake so many high school guards make — and appears to be a capable jump shooter as well with three-point range.

Ross is competing this summer with the Colorado Chaos and appears he’ll ultimately give that venerable program yet another Division I recruit. He holds interest already and, in addition to hopefully growing a little taller, recognizes that playing up a year against 17-under competition should accelerate his development.

”I’m just trying to make myself better every day,” Ross said. “These guys are faster and more physical than what I’m used to, and I know strength is what I need for the next level.”

But whatever Ross lacks physically for the time being, he’s able to largely compensate due to the space between his ears. He understands that part of it, too.

”I’m a playmaker and I think I have a high IQ for the game,” Ross said. “Coaches like that about me.”

Ross recently stopped by Kansas State on his way to the Jayhawk Invitational, and the Wildcats have expressed preliminary interest.

”Kansas State is definitely looking at me,” he said. “I’ve talked to Coach Chester (Frazier).”

Ross added that he holds offers from Rice, Northern Colorado and Weber State, while Boise State also has made contact.

He’ll continue to tour with the Chaos and should attract quite a few interested college coaches to his team’s games in July.

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