Quote by Collins, the unknown object of the draft
John Collins who? That’s what most people must have thought when looking at recent mock drafts around the web. DraftExpress puts him at #16, Bleacher Report at #17 and NbaDraft has him #24. The Wake Forest PF was unimpressive in his freshman season, but he is quickly growing into a very good college basketball player and into a scorer with an open streak of 10 games with 20+ points.
The table below marks his statistical improvement from his first year to his second.
He averages 19 points and 9 rebounds in roughly 25 minutes, an impressive achievement that would make him worthy of more playing time, but he is too foul-prone and coach Danny Manning is often forced to pull him from the game. He is first in PER in the whole Ncaa (36.57, the second highest mark in the last 8 years) and he is in the top 5 in the ACC in Effective Field Goal %, Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds and blocks. When factoring his size (6-10, 235 pounds) and his quick feet, he becomes the prototype of a modern power forward that can be effective on both sides of the floor.