Zach Collins

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 230
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 10/19/1997

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 11

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 10 by the Sacramento Kings (Rights Traded to the Portland Trail Blazers)


Excels at scoring on the move

Good low post scorer

Good shooter, has stretch big potential

Tremendous free throw generator

Decent playmaker

Great rebounder

Very good defensive player

Gifted shot blocker

Solid athlete

Terrific motor


Can be reluctant to take jumpers

May need to improve his passing ability

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Can be quite foul prone

May occasionally struggle to guard quicker players


Zach Collins is an athletic, skilled big man that could be a potential lottery pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

​Collins can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He is a very good shooter off the catch, as he can make spot up jumpers, and he also can use off-ball movement to do so.

Plus, he also can garner scores off of cuts and rolls to the rim, and he can throw down an emphatic dunk.  He also can operate as a low post scorer, as he has a good set of moves to score on the block.  But, sometimes he can struggle to score in traffic inside the paint when facing longer, more athletic defenders.

​Collins is a decent playmaker.  He is an unselfish player that will make the extra pass, as he will find the open man.  However, while he can handle the basketball, sometimes he can struggle to protect the ball in traffic, which can lead to turnovers.

Collins is quite active on the boards, as he can frequently come away with plenty of rebounds in games.  Also, he has good length, athletic ability, and timing, as this can allow him to block plenty shots inside the paint.  But sometimes, he can tend to pick up quick fouls on the defensive end.

Right now, Zach Collins is an interesting prospect, as he has a skill set that may fit the modern NBA game quite well.  He has a unique skill package could that could allow him to thrive in the association.


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Gonzaga Bio

Games Scouted:

11/27/16 Gonzaga vs. Iowa State

12/3/16 Gonzaga vs. Arizona

3/25/17 Gonzaga vs. Xavier

4/1/17 Gonzaga vs. South Carolina

4/3/17 Gonzaga vs. North Carolina

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