LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Late summer has been busy for three-star point guard Colin Slater. On Aug. 20, he went down for an official visit to UC-Santa Barbara, and one week later, he headed up to the University of San Francisco. On Sunday, he participated in the first annual Prep2Prep All-Star Classic, pitting the best 2016 players from Northern California against the best players from the southern half of the state, and came away with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, with three assists and four rebounds in 18:43 on the floor.
“I just took two visits, one to UCSB and one to the University of San Francisco, and I loved them," said Slater. "I enjoyed myself on both of them, and it was a fun time.
“What stuck out about Santa Barbara was how great the guys were. The guys were just, overall, good kids. They think the same way I do, with the same mindset. At San Francisco, I loved the energy I got from it. I enjoyed just how it was to be on campus. It felt good. It was a positive energy.”
This week, Slater will be heading home -- no, not to Reedley, but to Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Slater will be visiting Tulane on Sept. 2, and he's looking forward to it.
“I’m going back home," he said. "I was born in New Orleans, so I’m excited to go back home and see what’s going on.”
It's been 10 years since Slater and his family moved out to California due to Hurricane Katrina, but he's returned every summer. THis visit, though, will be different, and the Green Wave's offer could be tough to beat.
“We’ll see, we’ll see," Slater said. "That’s where I’m going, so we’ll see.”