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”.
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