Collins told the Fayetteville Observer that he was injured for much of his senior season, which hampered his play and led to a decreased interest from college recruiters.
Despite the injury, Collins was a first team private school All-State selection as a senior at Westbury.
As a result, Collins packed his bags and headed for Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York, for a year as a post graduate in prep school.
Collins averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for a below average Redemption squad this past season. He shot 40% from the three point line and 85% from the foul line.