Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 11
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Excels at scoring on the move
Good low post scorer
Good shooter, has stretch big potential
Tremendous free throw generator
Very good defensive player
Gifted shot blocker
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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