Colvin impressed following Tempe visit

By his own admission, Palm Beach State College guard Chris Colvin may have not had the highest of expectations for his official visit to Arizona State. Following his trip to Tempe this past weekend suffice to say that his perception of the Sun Devils has changed in a dramatic way putting the maroon and gold on his short list.

"I loved it!" said the 6-3 185 Chris Colvin of his visit. "I had a great time and it went very well. I was hosted by Kyle Cain and Keala King and had a good time hanging out with the players and the coaches. I really didn't know too much about Arizona State and now that I saw the team and the facilities I liked it a lot.

"I really didn't think too much about Arizona State before I got here on the visit, but the coaches came down to watch me play and talked to me on the phone and I obviously liked them enough to take a visit. Now my perception about them has all changed. I know it's a top notch program that can compete in the Pac-12 and it has a lot of good players and that's the type of program I'm looking forward to playing in."

Colvin prepped at Chicago's Whitney Young Magnet High School and signed with Iowa State. He transferred after his freshman season with the Cyclones and as a sophomore for the Panthers he was averaging approximately 17 points and six assists a game.

"When I talk to the coaches they said that they run an open style, penetrate and dish which suits my skills," Colvin remarked. "That's something that really stood to me on my visit. I can run the point and I am a pass first guy, but if a team wants me to run at the 2 I can do that as well.

"(ASU) Coaches see me as someone that can be a leader and take this program to a higher level."

Up until last week West Virginia was in the recruiting mix for Colvin but today he indicated that the Mountaineers are no longer in consideration. ASU marked the first school on his official visit circuit and that at this point he is likely to choose between the Sun Devils and two other schools.

"I'm looking at South Carolina and Providence," Colvin indicated. "I will visit both of this month but I don't have set dates yet. I plan to make a decision sometime before the end of the month but if I can't decide until the beginning of May then that's when I'm going to decide.

"It really doesn't matter to me if I play on the east or west coast. It's all about finding a place that fits me education wise and basketball wise. I want to take my time and evaluate all my options before I commit."

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