Prospect Watch: Jadin Collins, Class of 2023

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Jadin Collins

A rising prospect who will be turning heads in New Jersey over the next few years is eighth-grader Jadin Collins at Rutgers Prep.

Jadin first displays a natural feel for the game. As a lead guard, his first instinct with the ball is to survey the entire floor in transition and in the half court. But he also aggressively attacks driving lanes for scoring opportunities. He’s shown a particular strength for finishing with his off (left) hand at the basket. Jadin told me the part of his game he takes most pride in is “being a good teammate and helping my teammates get better”.

Jadin has good size creeping towards 6-feet and his build suggests he could hit another growth spurt. If that happens his passing ability will shine even more being able to look over the top of defenses.

What he enjoys most about basketball, “Big time situations… when the spotlight is on and the emotions are running high there’s no greater feeling”.

Watch highlights below on Instagram.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. Martin has work experience in digital media, radio, and journalism. He started a basketball blog and internet radio show in 2013 on Blog Talk Radio. Martin previously hosted the Knightcap show for WCTC 1450 AM covering the Rutgers Men's Basketball team. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, and All Hip-Hop. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU and a 1st-Team All-MAC Conference performer. Follow Mart on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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