Daimion Collins

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: Kentucky
(Atlanta, TX)
HT: 6-9WT: 210
BORN: NAYEAR: So.WING: 7-5REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Daimion Collins is a quick, mobile, agile and springy post player who flashes truly elite upside. His growth over the past year has been astounding and he’s starting to look the part of a no.1 overall type of prospect. He doesn’t get most of the headlines in this stacked draft class but he’s got as much natural talent as any prospect out there.

Collins is a super long player with a reported 7-5 wingspan (and it shows). He’s also a quick twitch athlete who is fluid in his movements, has elite first and second jump and is simply a far superior athlete than any other player on the court.

He’s got a nice back to the basket game and can score over either shoulder. He shows a promising turn around jumper and range out to 3, plus a very soft touch. He’s got a natural shooting motion and projects as a 3pt threat in the league.

Defensively Collins is clearly the best shot blocker in his class, thanks in part to his quick leaping ability and excellent timing and instincts. His quickness of his feet and his freaky length are just devastating and he’s a highlight reel on the defensive end.

He’s got a lot of agility and lateral quickness allowing him to stay in front of ball handlers and he can switch onto wings and guard in space when needed.

He’s not yet a household name but you should buy stock now. The skies the limit.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Power Forwards

  1. Gregory Jackson – 6-9 – South Carolina
  2. Jarace Walker – 6-8 – Houston
  3. Kyle Filipowski – 6-10 – Duke
  4. Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
  5. Kris Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  6. Mark Mitchell – 6-8 – Duke
  7. Ousmane N’Diaye – 6-11 – Senegal
  8. Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
  9. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  10. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  11. Daimion Collins – 6-9 – Kentucky
  12. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  13. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Washington
  14. Adem Bona – 6-9 – UCLA (Turkey)
  15. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  16. Pete Nance – 6-10 – Northwestern
  17. Leonardo Okeke – 6-9 – Italy
  18. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  19. John Castleton – 6-11 – Florida
  20. Trevon Brazile – 6-9 – Arkansas
  21. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  22. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF
  23. Nate Bittle – 6-11 – Oregon
  24. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  25. Kijani Wright – 6-8 – USC
  26. Henry Coleman – 6-7 – Texas A&M
  27. Jordan Brown – 6-11 – NA