Where in the World is Chris Collins: Part One

Our weekly July feature tracking Chris Collins and the assistant coaches as they move across the country to recruit.

Chris Collins went to see Aaron Falzon in Las Vegas. Falzon rests as the clear No. 1 priority for this recruiting class. The Newton (MA) Mt. Hermon “stretch four” might fit in perfectly with the Northwestern mindset.

Collins then traveled to D.C. to watch commit Dererk Pardon — whose stock would be rising if not for his commitment. That already seems like a steal for the Wildcats. He also watched Houston Power forward Samir Sehic in D.C.

When Collins returned home to watch Jordan Ash play at Riverside (IL), he offered Sehic. They’re building a reputation for being very selective with offers, and are doing it extremely well.

Assistant coach Armon Gates began in D.C., and watched Pardon and Sehic. His list also included Ohio small forward Kipper Nichols and New Jersey power forward Elijah Burns.

Gates then traveled to Philly for some evaluations. He watched 2016 small forward Kodye Pugh and Columbus talent Matthew Moyer.

Patrick Baldwin always held a busy travel schedule. Baldwin began at Adidas Unrivaled Camp to watch 2016 point guard Kyle Guy, 2017 Canadian prospect Jerome DesRosiers and 2015 camp standout Billy Wampler. I’m interested in watching Wampler further. He was excellent during the camp and could pick up eventual high-major interest.

Baldwin then traveled to Las Vegas for Falzon and returned for further evaluations of the Adidas 2016/2017 All-Star game.

The Wildcats are focused on their same strategy: Selective offers and patience. Falzon and Sehic became the major priorities, though there could be more in the upcoming weeks. It worked in 2014. And in 2015, they already hold commitments from Pardon and Ash. Things could certainly be worse.

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