Swingman Noah Collier is about to start his encore season in the EYBL, and the Team Final junior has some lofty expectations heading into year two. Slotted at 91st in the 2020 class by 247 Sports composite rankings, the 6-foot-7 Collier gives Team Final good size and length to utilize on both ends of the floor.
We caught up with Collier before the season, addressing a variety of topics including the EYBL, his growth on the court and his upcoming leadership responsibilities.
Q: What mindset are you bringing going into this season?
Noah Collier: Kill everything. We want this really bad and I’m positive everyone on this team is ready for any challenges that come our way this season.
The goal for every team is to win the Peach Jam championship. How do you plan on accomplishing that?
NC: As long as we play selfless basketball, hard defense, and execute, I think we have a good chance of going all the way. I have a lot of confidence in our team this year and I think we are going to surprise a lot of people.
You will be a leader on this year’s team. How do you plan on stepping up this season?
NC: I’ve been with Team Final since sixth grade, so when it comes to stepping up and being a leader I’m not really worried. I’ve been around this program long enough to feel confident in being vocal and pushing us to be our best selves whenever we get in the gym together.
Have you grown as a player since last EYBL season?
NC: Most definitely, I’ve really improved in every area of my game since last year. However, I think the most important thing I’ve developed since last season is keeping confidence in myself at all times and being aggressive from the beginning to the end of games.
What do you think makes your team different from others this season?
NC: I think our bond is one of our biggest advantages. Even though we have some new players on our team we make sure that we treat each other like family at all times.