Choate’s Donovan NESCAC Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Colin Donovan 2017

We have our first local NESCAC commitment of the year as Choate Rosemary Hall swingman Colin Donovan has given his word to Trinity head coach Jamie Cosgrove pending acceptance of his early decision application.

The 6-foot-3 Westborough, Massachusetts native is now entering his second year at the prestigious academic prep school in Connecticut, where he averaged 12 point per game last year. He also starred with the Middlesex Magic on the AAU circuit.

He was widely recruited by a number of top academic division III schools before deciding on Trinity.

"I couldn't be happier for Colin," Choate head coach Drew Dawson said. "He's done everything we've asked of him and more. He was recently named team captain and it was an easy decision to do so. Trinity is a great fit."

A long and skilled perimeter player, Donovan is a very consistent shooting threat from beyond the three-point line who can come off screens, attack close-outs and and use his long limbs to shoot over top of opposing defenders off the dribble.

"Colin has a work ethic on and off the floor. His improvement this off-season was impressive," Dawson said. "Colin gives us good length as a guard. He's an excellent perimeter rebounder, can make a play and has developed into a rangy shooter with his feet set. Defensively, he'll often find himself on an opposing team's best player."

Donovan is the first Choate product in the class of 2017 to make his college decision and joins recent Wheeling Jesuit pledge Brendan Hoban to become the second member of the Middlesex Magic's senior class to commit to play college basketball.

Below are highlights from his junior season at Choate care of HUDL.