Posted On: 01/11/17 12:07 PM
Just a sophomore, Carlisle wing Collin Lister has not experienced any recruitment just yet, but says that this summer he’s hoping to see his interest from colleges grow.
He’ll play again with All-Iowa Attack in the spring, but first, he’s hoping to continue his success this winter at Carlisle.
“That’s my dream, to play college basketball, and always has been,” said Lister. “I haven’t seen any interest yet, but I’m hoping that after a really good year of high school hoops and traveling around with All-Iowa Attack, that will pick up after this year.”
Known for his outside shooting and vocal leadership ability, Lister says he’s been working lately to develop his slashing prowess.
“I’ve always been known for being an outside shooter, and teams have been overplaying me defensively. So I’ve been working on driving into the lane and getting fouled and getting to the free-throw like a lot,” said Lister.
“I really pride myself on being a vocal leader out there, and getting everyone set up and knowing what they’re doing.”
Lister started last season as a freshman, but has enjoyed a breakout season so far this winter as a sophomore.
“I’m fortunate to play for a great coach and with a great player like Max Evans. We really compliment each other well, with his inside game and my outside game,” said Lister, who is averaging 16.8 points per game this season.
“Last year I was a freshman starting varsity, and I wasn’t as tough-minded. I’ve been getting stronger and getting in the weight-room, and I really worked on my game all summer with All-Iowa Attack.”
This season the Wildcats are seemingly for real, and they believe in themselves and their ability to make a deep run.
“I feel like this year we can really improve and maybe make a state title run, to be honest,” said Lister.