Recruiting Report: Colin Smalls (2020)

Recruiting
Maryland

Posted On: 12/5/18 11:00 AM

Colin Smalls, a point guard prospect from St. Andrew's Episcopal, is stepping into a bigger role in his second full season on the varsity team. Smalls recorded 10 points and 3 rebounds in his team's recent win at Georgetown Prep, where Columbia Assistant Coach Jared Czech was in to see him. After the game, he spoke a bit about his recruitment among other topics.  

PH: How would you evaluate the team performance vs. Prep?

CS: "I would say a 6.5 or 7. We came out strong, but we couldn't sustain our energy throughout the game, and we got beat pretty bad on the offensive boards."

PH: What's been the most improved part of your game in recent months?

CS: "Probably just all around. Mainly focusing on playing lead guard."

PH: You guys had a ton of turnovers in this game. How were you able to overcome that and win?

CS: "Just perseverance. We know we're an undersized team. We're just fighting through everything. We just had to fight through adversity."

PH: Was there anything you did on the court today that might have been overlooked?

CS: "Sacrificing my body. I feel like I took at least four charges that weren't called, but just persevering and being able to get stops."

PH: What's your GPA right now? 

CS: "3.5."

PH: Columbia was in for you tonight. Which other schools are currently showing you the most interest?

CS: "Delaware, Loyola (MD), Yale, Navy, Mount St. Mary's, and Princeton."

PH: What do coaches say they like about your game?

CS: "They like my aggressiveness, my defensive tenacity, the way I guard. Scoring the ball, and decision making. They say I'm a leader on the court."

PH: What are some goals you've set?

CS: "This year I'd like to be named all conference and win a MAC Championship."

PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?

CS: "I'm a strong lead guard who can bring leadership, scoring ability, and aggressiveness.

Colin Smalls is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-25 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC's 2020 class, click here.