newsfms standout garrett collins signs unc greensboro

FMS standout Garrett Collins signs with UNC Greensboro


fms-logoFormer Asheville High School basketball player and team captain Garrett Collins recently committed to play for the UNC Greensboro Spartans.

Collins helped lead Asheville High boys’ basketball to a pair of Mountain Athletic Conference championships. In his senior season he earned MAC All Conference honors and was an Honorable Mention All-WNC selection. He finished his career at Asheville High averaging 11.6 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, 3 blocks per game and had a field goal percentage of 53%. Also, a member of the NC Carolina Raptors Elite team, Collins averaged 14 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, and shot 66% from behind the arc.

After graduation, Collins enrolled at Fishburne Military School to play at the shooting guard position for
the 2013-2014 season. While at Fishburne he set a school record for 3 point shots made in a game (11) and tied a single game scoring record of 38 points. Collins shot 58% behind the arc and connected on more than 50 three pointers. He also helped lead Fishburne, one of the best prep basketball programs in the country, to a birth the National Prep Championship tournament. Fishburne finished the year with a 25-7 record and a final season ranking of #3.

Collins will join a UNCG squad, led by fourth-year Coach Wes Miller that is on the upswing in the Southern Conference. Miller took control of the program Dec. 13, 2011 with the Spartans sitting at 2-8 and led them through one of the biggest turnarounds in program history. Miller guided the Spartans to an 11-11 record the rest of the season to finish with a 13-19 overall record, including a 10-8 mark in SoCon play. The past two years the Spartans have finished in the middle of the conference standings, and with solid recent recruiting classes are poised to vie for a championship run this season.



Have a story idea or a news tip? Email editor Chris Graham at [email protected]. Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPandora and YouTube.

Latest News

classified documents

What they didn’t want us to know: What they were saying after Virginia’s 15-1 win over Army

refugees immigrants

Miyares joins political suit filed by Republican AGs over restrictive Biden asylum policy

Virginia Republicans are continuing the dumb politics from their non-border state over the southern border. Attorney General Jason Miyares has joined attorneys general from 17 states in a suit against the Biden administration over its Circumvention of Lawful Pathways rule. The rule, which went into effect on May 11, restricts the eligibility of migrants to...


Free summer camp gives young women a closer look at careers in fire, rescue

The Charlottesville Fire Department is hosting its Girls Fire & Rescue Camp for the second year in an effort to encourage girls to seek career opportunities in fire service.

hurricane season

Whether you live on the coast or inland, Virginians urged to prepare for hurricane season

massey cancer center vcu

VCU Massey Cancer Center designation to bring more access, clinical trials to Richmond area

cm punk collision

The CM Punk Effect: Why Tony Khan desperately needs his top draw back


Congress stepping in to reduce suicide, working to create grants for nets on bridges