Posted On: 04/17/18 10:58 AM
This past weekend, Team BBC held their Spring Classic event featuring a number of teams from the Mid-Atlantic area. One local team that impressed was Team Durant’s 2020 squad, who competed in the 17U bracket. Colin Smalls, a 6-foot-1 guard, was a standout from the first game of the weekend.
In his best game of the weekend, Smalls recorded 16 points, which included four triples. We caught up with Smalls after this performance to get a recap of how his sophomore campaign went at St. Andrew’s Episcopal.
“As a team we started out hot, but didn’t finish too strong at the end,” Smalls said. “As for myself it was the same way. I came out hot, but didn’t finish as strongly as I wanted to to end the season, but we’ll look to bounce back next year.”
St. Andrews Episcopal finished with a 16-11 overall record as Smalls averaged 10.2 points, three assists and two rebounds per game. Although the season didn’t end how Smalls preferred, he still had a few massive takeaways in terms of improvement throughout his individual game.
“I felt like I improved on my three-point shot, my ball handling and my ability to facilitate,” Smalls told Prep Hoops. “I play the role of a combo guard, so I’m expected to be a point guard or shooting guard.”
As he prepares for his junior season, Team Durant’s coaching staff is looking to further develop Smalls’ game a versatility. He is a sniper from deep, but at his size, he’ll likely be featured as a point guard at the collegiate level.
“The coaching staff is pushing me to improve on my decision making and leadership on the floor,” Smalls said. “Another weakness to my game is that I tend to take plays off, so I’m just looking to stay focused and execute 100 percent of the time this spring and summer.”
How would Smalls describe his game for people who haven’t seen him play?
“Gritty. I work hard. I pick up 94 feet. Knock down shooter. I can get to the rim and score the ball really well.”
Currently with a 3.4 GPA, Smalls plans on majoring in Business Law when he gets to college.