Chris Collins is the latest in a long line of coaches who are going to finally get Northwestern basketball over the hump and to the NCAA tournament. Will he do it? I have no idea, I really don’t. All I know is that were I a parent of a high school basketball player in the Chicago area that was being recruited by Northwestern and Collins, I would not allow him to go to Evanston.
Not because I’m an Illinois guy, but because Chris Collins is not to be trusted.
Generally, when a college basketball team follows up a trip to the NCAA tournament with an NIT berth (or what’s likely to be an NIT berth, nothing official yet) the next season, this is a bad sign. It’s a step back.
When it comes to Illinois, however, that’s not really the case.