NCB On The Trail: Dominique Collier

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Shabazz Napier developed over a four-year period and delivered his best performance down the stretch as a senior in March.

The candidates who emerge four or five years later are the hardest prospects to project. Looking down the road, I'm seeking someone who has a balanced offensive attack, which include the ability to make shots, and a thirst to compete.

Dominique Collier is a true point guard who knows when to take over a game from a scoring standpoint. He has a great sense of what needs to be done in the clutch.

Collier controls the game and can create opportunities for teammates with his court vision.

Part of having success also stems from who surrounds you. Colorado coach Tad Boyle has continued to succeed in recruiting, which is vital because it takes some of the pressure off Collier right away and gives him the best chance to succeed later.

Collier has the mindset and skills to be a terrific player. He is a prospect who comes in underrated and could have that big breakout season as a senior.

Under Armour Showcase recap 

January, 11, 2014
Charlotte, NC -- Phillip O. Berry High School was the site of the first annual Under Armour High School Showcase. This event featured some of the nation’s finest programs and highly ranked players representing multiple graduating classes.

Here are a few players that turned in impressive performances.

Collier, Davis top Colorado Pangos camp 

November, 12, 2013
PARKER, Colo. -- There were quality prospects littered among all the grade levels at the Colorado Pangos All-American Camp, but none stood out more than Colorado commit Dominique Collier (Denver/East) and 2016 standout De'Ron Davis (Aurora, Colo./Overland).

Best prospect

De'Ron Davis (Aurora, Colo./Overland)
2016, PF, 6-foot-8, 230 pounds
Claims offers from Indiana, Purdue, Colorado, and Arkansas

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Ranked guards stand out in Vegas 

July, 27, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The third and final day of pool play Friday at the elite Las Vegas events was filled with a little bit of everything.

ESPN 100 point guard Jordan McLaughlin appears to be back to his old self as he sliced and diced with impeccable passing, smooth shooting and cat-quick drives. Speaking of quickness, ESPN 60 point guard Hyron Edwards has that highly coveted second gear. And then there’s ESPN 100 shooting guard Trey Kell, who came to Vegas with minimal fanfare outside of the West Coast. At this stage, however, there isn't a hotter 2014 prospect out west than Kell.

Here’s a closer look at some of the top performances on Day 3 in Vegas at the adidas Super 64 and Las Vegas Fab 48. Bracket play begins Saturday and continues Sunday.

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Nine events to watch in July 

July, 1, 2013
July is a key month in recruiting as a number of high-profile events give coaches an up-close look at potential targets. Elite recruits will want to put forth their best effort to enhance their chances at garnering offers from college’s elite, while under-the-radar prospects can use the extra exposure to generate new buzz.

Let’s take a look at the best hoops events July has to offer.

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Courtesy of NikeBasketball.comKevon Looney and other top recruits have used July events like the LeBron James Skills Academy to improve their recruiting stock.
LeBron James Skills Academy
July 5-9
Where: Las Vegas
Why it’s important: This Nike event allows 80 of the nation’s top high school prospects an opportunity to display their talent in front of media and scouts from every NBA team.

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2014 PG Collier picks Colorado

May, 7, 2013
Class of 2014 point guard Dom Collier (Denver/East) ended his recruitment on Tuesday, has confirmed. The four-star junior verbally committed to Colorado.

Collier held multiple offers, including Arizona, Colorado State, Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota and Stanford.

The Denver native was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado after averaging 20.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 1.3 blocks this past season. He is the first recruit for the Buffaloes from the 2014 class.