Daimion Collins

Created on 5/26/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 200
College: Kentucky
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: Unknown

Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate low post scorer
Tremendous free-throw generator
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Good shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

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 have lapses defensively
Needs to add strength

Summary:

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 has a tendency to settle for contested, lower percentage shots that can hurt his shooting percentages.  Still, Collins is an intriguing prospect that may possess a great deal of upside, and he could end up being a first round pick in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft
247Sports’ Profile
MaxPreps’ Profile

Games Scouted:
2/27/21 Atlanta vs. Mineola

Side Note:
His birthday is not listed on any of the major websites, but according to this tweet, Daimion Collins’ birthdate would be estimated to be 10/28/2002.

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