2017 NBA Draft Prospects: Zach Collins Top 3 Strengths

OrlandoMagic.com examines the strengths of 2017 NBA Draft prospects.

By Josh Cohen

  • Zach Collins arguably has the best post-up game among all the centers in this draft. He has good footwork, a variety of moves on the low block and a nice touch near the basket. While he will need to add more bulk to get deeper post position in the NBA, Collins does a good job sealing off defenders and staying patient when he has his back to the hoop.
  • Collins is a versatile offensive player. He’s athletic and agile enough to play in a fast-paced offense (good in transition). He’s comfortable facing up and knocking down a mid-range jumper (also capable of drilling threes). He has a post-up game and he’s solid in the pick-and-roll (good lob target).
  • Collins is a good shot blocker. He has great timing when he contests shots near the rim. Collins comes up with a lot of blocks in transition (chases down opponents and swats shots away from behind).

    Position: C
    Height: 7’0
    Weight: 230
    College: Gonzaga
    College Stats: 10.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 blocks

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