2023 Roselle Catholic (NJ) guard Jadin Collins is prepared to emerge as a must-see player in the next few years.
The Coronavirus may have took away his opportunity to showcase his talents in front of coaches, but that only made him work harder.
“I’m working on my decision making and my jump shot,” he said. “So that I can consistently make shots for my team.”
At Roselle Catholic as a freshman, the season didn’t go as planned for him but it wasn’t all lost. His goal at the beginning of the year was to play Varsity basketball. He eventually ended up playing Varsity as a freshman but it took a lot of hardwork, discipline and detail to his game.
“I made the best out of a less than ideal situation. I wanted to play varsity. I was disappointed but I gave my JV team all of my energy,” Collins said. “I was one of the leading scorers but more importantly, I think I helped some of my teammates start to find their rhythm on the floor.”
“And due to various injuries, I was called on to play varsity. I think I suited up for about 10 games. I got my first varsity points against Elizabeth, which was a very exciting game.”
Collins is a do-it-all type of point guard that is at his best with the ball in his hands as a playmaker. Next season when coaches are finally able to see him play, barring an unforseen changes with the Covid pandemic, he’s hoping they can see his progress and an extremely talented and confident point guard.
“I’m hoping that they can see I bring everything to the table. I can rebound, pass, score, play defense on whoever and make decisions,” he said. “I feel like I perform the best in the most suspenseful situations. I also encourage my teammates whenever I feel like it’s necessary. I’m also very coach-able.”