Every college, no matter the size or conference, is looking for a big man. That happens this time of year. One place the schools are looking is Dr. Krop High School in Miami, Fla. There they have found 6-foot-10, 255-pound post Luis Colon.
The three-star senior is averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks this season for Dr. Krop (23-3). Colon is a good reason why the team is having a successful season, says head coach Shakey Rodriguez.
"He makes no pretenses about it, he is a big guy and knows it," Rodriguez said. "He's a monster. Luis is a big guy that plays hard and on every play he wants to get better. He's worked really hard at his game."
After spending some time working on his body, Colon has more jump in his step this year all the while improving his overall post game.
"Now he is scoring with either hand and he's worked hard on his footwork but it needs to get a little better," Rodriguez said. "He could gain some more speed and improve there. But for a guy that weighed 290 when he got here to now 255, he is quicker, stronger and faster. A lot of that has to do with his attitude and work ethic. He's a tough kid and that is his best asset."
Rodriguez said Colon's recruitment is starting to pick up some steam as the season draws closer to the end. Rodriguez said he has heard from Pitt, Purdue, Florida Atlantic, Iona and UTEP. Colon's AAU coach Art Alvarez said he has fielded interest from same schools as well as Northeastern, Hofstra, Drexel, Minnesota and Florida State.
Colon doesn't have any visits in the works. He still has yet to take the SAT. Rodriguez said he knew Colon would have some strong options after this season.
"He didn't have the year he was capable of having when he was a junior and he didn't end the summer the way he could have," Rodriguez said. "I knew his best days were ahead of him. He's played well and I think that has improved his stock."