East English’s Chris Rollins Commits To IPFW

29 Jun

DSC_00171Like coaches, point guards will be critiqued by wins and losses.  East English Village senior Chris Rollins is a winner.

Whether it be as a sophomore starter for Warren De La Salle, a junior transfer at EEVP, or through a successful travel ball career, Rollins will come out on top more times than not.

Now Rollins envisions winning games on the collegiate level, which will be as a Mastadon for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), despite not knowing the clear origin of the school’s mascot.

“I think it’s an extinct form of an elephant, and I know it’s symbolic of the State of Michigan.”

IPFW was the first school to extend interest towards Rollins during his recruiting process.  Chris displayed great loyalty to the Mastadon program committing before the July live evaluation period, with the possibility of receiving additional collegiate scholarships from other institutions.

“The school, and players, and coaches are really showing a lot of love (towards me),” Rollins said of his recruitment.  “Which is a major reason why I chose IPFW.”

Central Michigan, Western Michigan, and Northern Illinois were other suitors for Rollins’ services.  Chris is a mere 5’11,” not an ideal size for a division I caliber point guard.  However, Rollins compensates size for IQ, agility, speed, and instincts all lead guards must have.

“I feel as if I’m the most complete guard in the (Michigan’s 2016) class,” said Rollins.  “I think my game will translate well due to my quickness, and ability to score and make my teammates better.”

Before he can reach Fort Wayne, Rollins has unfinished business to settle in Michigan.  East English Village will be in their fourth year of existence his senior season, and the trophy cases are awfully empty.  Chris and four out of five returning starters plan on resolving that issue as the Bulldogs enter the 2015-2016 campaign a pre-season top ranked team.

“To be honest the goal for this season is to be a great team and ultimately win both city and states, and punish every team in our way.”




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