Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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Re: Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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I think this is a GREAT pickup considering the spot we are in. I think anyone would be thrilled with 19-15 record next year. MJ is experienced and he has 2 years eligibility left.

Coach B knows what he is getting and apparently likes his game for the system that will be implemented.

Unfortunately, with the new portal system, you can't afford to wait on players to develop and see if they pan out.
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Re: Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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The 85% ft percentage tells me he's a better shooter than his 3pt% indicates. May just needed a change of system.
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Re: Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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I really hate to lose West. He was injured quite a bit which hindered his productivity, but he did show a lot of potential in a few games. Losing any playing or practice time takes a dramatic toll on your overall game and it’s almost like starting the season over again.

I know Collins is not a better ball handler than Tanner, our incoming frosh. I believe Tanner is going to really surprise a lot of people!
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Tanner looks like a real get to me. If he were a little bigger he'd had a lot more offers.
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Re: Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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Nashmann wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:11 pm I hope he blossoms. A little underwhelming though as we need shooters and so far his numbers not great.
I guess I commented before watching some actual video of him. What a passer and great hops. Very quick and athletic......makes his teammates look better. I think he could play point.He had other teammates that shot the 3.....didn't see him take one in the video. He is quick and great D....and can sure slam!
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Re: Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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Nashmann wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:11 pm
Nashmann wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:11 pm I hope he blossoms. A little underwhelming though as we need shooters and so far his numbers not great.
I guess I commented before watching some actual video of him. What a passer and great hops. Very quick and athletic......makes his teammates look better. I think he could play point.He had other teammates that shot the 3.....didn't see him take one in the video. He is quick and great D....and can sure slam!


Here is his scouting video - I agree he is athletic - seems to have good handles and court vision. I can see how he would be much more effective in a full court style than a half court game.
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Re: Another portal pickup from VT: MJ Collins

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Nice video….I believe Lubin will love playing with this guy!
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