"DID NORTHWESTERN BASKETBALL RUN OFF JOHNNIE VASSAR?" -- Kevin Trahan
"Cherise says she wondered why the coaches who had compared her son to Kyrie Irving during his recruitment suddenly didn't want him anymore. She also says she wondered why they were told during recruitment that her son would be a starter, while Collins later told the media that he would be a "change-of-pace" guy.
Eventually, she says, she asked Gates if Northwestern basketball was running her son off.
"I said to Coach Gates, 'It sounds like you're forcing him out,'" she told VICE Sports. "And he said, 'Coach won't admit to it, but we are.' I said, 'Why didn't you play him?' He said, 'Coach didn't want a jiggerbug,'" meaning a frantic, flashy player like Vassar.
Cherise continued, "I said, 'You knew his of play when you recruited him, why did you recruit him?' He said, 'To be honest, Cherise, we just needed bodies at that time.'"