McCollum Likes Pac-10 Program

Patrick McCollum, a 6-1 junior combo guard from Washington, is a terrific prospect who hasn't received much attention yet. He tells us that he's like to stay in the west and he favors a Pac-10 program at this time...

Patrick McCollum, 6-1 JR PG/SG Tacoma (Wash.) Mt. Tahoma, is a very talented prospect who might play either guard spot in college. McCollum is one of the best shooters in the class and he's adept at creating his own shot. McCollum, however, has also shown signs of being able to create for his teammates. He's got a pretty good feel for the game and good vision. He hasn't received much attention yet, but he's got a chance to emerge as an elite prospect.

We spoke with McCollum recently and asked about the schools expressing interest in him.

"Arizona, Washington, UNLV, UCLA and Washington State have been the main ones," said McCollum.

We asked McCollum if he has a favorite at this time.

"I really want to go to Arizona," said McCollum. "Ever since I was little, I've liked how they play."

McCollum said location could play a role in his decision.

"I'd kind of like to stay close to home," said McCollum.

We asked McCollum if any college coaches have visited his school recently.

"An assistant coach from Washington State came out and so did Coach Romar," said McCollum. "San Francisco sent a coach to a game also."

When questioned about the timing of his decision, McCollum said, "I think I'll probably decide by my senior year."

McCollum told us he's averaging 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists a game this season. He said his GPA is "around 3.1 or 3.2."

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