is just 5-foot-10, but he played like he was 7-feet tall on Saturday night.
The junior guard poured in 38 points — 21 in the fourth quarter — to spark the Oklahoma City Storm (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
to a 72-62 victory over defending champion Houston Christian Youth Association during the finals of the 22nd annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Tournament at Missouri State University. The Storm trailed by seven points entering the final period.
The threat of an oncoming snowstorm held the crowd to a reported 5,500.
For his outstanding efforts throughout the week-long tourney, Collins was the first unanimous winner of the prestigious Maravich Award, symbolic of the nation's top homeschool basketball player. Collins also was the tournament's slam-dunk champion this year and last year.
University of North Carolina recruit Justin Jackson
, a 6-7 junior, led Houston with 30 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and four assists. He won the Maravich Award in 2011 and was not eligible to win it again this year, tourney director Rob Flatt told MaxPreps. He added that if Jackson returns next year, an award will be named after him. Tulsa NOAH HomeSchool (Tulsa, Okla.)
defeated Dallas HSAA 75-60 in the third-place game as sophomore star Allonzo Trier
scored 36 points.
The Fort Worth THESA Riders won their seventh straight girls championship with a 44-39 victory over the Memphis MHEA Eagles.