6’10” 218 LBS F
33 G | 26.6 MPG | 19.2 PPG | 62.2 FG% | 74.5 FT% | 9.8 RPG | 1.6 BPG
• Collins made considerable strides from his first to second seasons with Wake Forest, capping a two-year stint in Winston-Salem by racking up 2017 All-American (Basketball Times) and All-ACC First-Team honors. He also took home the conference’s Most Improved Player award, after more than doubling his scoring and rebounding averages from the previous year. Of note was that Collins saw his role expand greatly this past campaign, sliding into a starting frontcourt role. He logged 12 minutes per game more than he did as a freshman.
Here’s a look back on one of Collins’ finest outings, a 31-point, 15-rebound showing at Duke in February.
• If you’re into advanced metrics, then you should find plenty to like about some of the numbers that Collins put up during his sophomore year. By season’s end, he ranked first in the country in player efficiency (35.9), and first in the ACC in effective field goal percentage (62.2), true shooting percentage (65.8), total rebound percentage (21.1), and defensive rebounding percentage (25.6). Collins’ usage rate last year (29.9) was third-highest in his conference.
• Collins showed he could provide some rim protection, turning aside 52 shots last season. The total was fourth-best in the ACC, as was his average of 1.6 blocks per game.
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Collins’ output from last season landed him in quality company. He became the first player at Wake Forest to register at least 600 points and 300 rebounds in the same campaign since Tim Duncan did so during the 1996-1997 slate. Collins also registered four consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound outings, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished by a member of the ACC since Shane Battier reached those marks in five straight games 16 years ago.
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