Posted On: 07/13/18 10:30 AM
Carroll shooting guard Colby Vincent is one of the state’s up-and-coming prospects, and with good size and ability he’ll almost certainly be the next in line to star with the Tigers.
At 6-foot-3 and with a big frame, Vincent is a guy that can certainly handle himself at the varsity level, he proved that last season. Now, he’s looking to add more agility and playmaking to his arsenal.
“Definitely this spring I’ve been working on my quickness and my body so I can keep up with some guys out there,” said Vincent. “And I’ve been getting better at getting to the basket and creating for my teammates.”
As a sophomore with the Tigers, Vincent averaged 11.7 points per game and led the team with 59 made 3s, which he shot at an impressive 43 percent clip. He also chipped in with 4.1 boards per game.
“I was definitely a shooter on our team, and I got a lot of good open looks. And I rebounded the ball really well,” said Vincent. “But this year, I want to get better at getting to the rim and creating more, especially after losing our starting point guard last year.”
This July, he’ll continue and play with All Iowa Attack’s top 16U squad.
“It’s really fun playing with those guys, they’re all really good and they challenge me to be better every practice, every game,” said Vincent. “It’s just been a fun experience playing with those guys.”
The class of 2020 is starting to experience a bump with their recruitment, Vincent has heard from several schools so far; “Briar Cliff, Dordt, Morningside, Concordia and a lot of NAIA schools,” he said.
“I’m just trying to do all the little things this summer. My (AAU) coach, Lefty (Moore), has been challenging me to be a better defender and rebound, taking charges, that’s what coaches are going to notice,” said Vincent.
Colby Vincent is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 50 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2020 class, click here.