Updated on 6/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good shot blocker
Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his low post moves
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can struggle to protect the basketball
Tends to force the issue too much on offense
Can be too passive on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Needs to add strength
Does not get nearly enough playing time
May be far away from being ready to play in the NBA
Daimion Collins is a very athletic combo forward that can make a lot of solid, energetic hustle plays on both ends of the floor. He is a very good rebounder and shot blocker that shows the potential to effectively guard all three frontcourt positions. He is also a high-flyer that is a very effective scorer on off-ball motion plays and in the open court.
On the downside, he needs to improve his jump shot, and he may struggle to consistently score in the half court. He will need to tighten up his handles and improve his footwork when posting up. He also hasn’t played nearly as much as expected, and he didn’t play much in team’s losses to Duke or Notre Dame. Currently, he is a second round prospect for the 2023 draft.
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft
2/27/21 Atlanta vs. Mineola
12/11/21 Kentucky vs. Notre Dame
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