Zach Collins-F/C-Gonzaga
Size: 6’11 230lbs

Zach Collins

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Coordination
  • Decent strength for age
  • Solid shooting stroke
  • Great range for size
  • Rim protector
  • Hands

Analysis: Zach Collins is a potential lottery pick despite being overshadowed during his time at Gonzaga and even in high school. He is a young center with excellent size and coordination who runs the floor well possessing very good mobility. He has a great frame, showing the ability to carry a lot of weight and remain fast and athletic. Strength shouldn’t be much of an issue for him at the next level after a season or two. He is a stellar defender with good lateral quickness, especially for his size. Collins possesses a very nice shooting stroke with the form to extend his range to the NBA 3 point line. He showed the ability to knock down the college three, having hit 10/21 on the season (47.6%). Solid rim protector and shot blocker averaging 1.7 boards per game in limited minutes. He plays on balance, and doesn’t rush things. Not afraid to mix it up and seems to enjoy contact. He does a good job of forcing contact and getting to the free throw line. Has good hands, with good control of the ball on post entries and rebounds.

Weaknesses:

  • Lacked playing time while at Gonzaga
  • Lacks court vision
  • Passing ability has been questioned
  • Steep learning curve ahead
  • Foul troubles

Analysis: When Zach Collins kept his name in the NBA Draft it wasn’t completely surprising–he will likely be a lottery pick, but there are more questions than answers with his game. A lot of that had to do with his lack of playing time (17.3 MPG) at Gonzaga¬†as a back up to Przemek Karnowski. He hit 74% from the FT line and while solid, with his form and touch he should be in the 80s. He can improve upon his overall feel for the game and decision-making and he lacks great vision and passing ability, had just 16 assists on the season, and can be forced into mistakes with double teams. The majority of his season was against the WCC, meaning that he didn’t play a ton of NBA caliber bigs.¬†May need to be careful with fouls at the next level as he fouled out of the Xavier game in the tournament in just 13 minutes.

NBA Comparison: Myers Leonard

Draft Projection: Lottery Pick

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