Christian “PoP” PoPoola, Premierball Scouting
2016 6-10 F/C prospect Zach Collins is from Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the scouting services have not yet caught up with Collins’ durability and pro potential. Collins is one of the top prospects in the 2016 class and has received attention from the top head coaches in the country. Here’s a breakdown of Collin’s game.
HS: Bishop Gorman High School
AAU: Dream Vision AAU
– Zach Collins is a 2016 prospect who plays and thinks like a true big man. He wants to use his size to his advantage.
– Collins was measured at 6 foot 10 inches with a 7 foot wing span, giving him good length.
– Collins just turned 17 years and weighs 228 pounds so he has an advanced body and has room to grow.
– Collins is very physical in the paint and has displayed on numerous occasions a fire and passion to be that enforcer or x-factor in physical or close games.
– When Collins hits you, you feel it!
– Collins had a breaking out party in last years’ Findlay Prep vs Bishop Gorman game, when he scored 4 consecutive OT points to seal the 1st win ever for the Gorman Gaels.
– Zach Collins has narrowed his list to 8 schools: Arizona, Arizona St, Gonzaga, Cal, New Mexico, UNLV, Oklahoma and San Diego St.
-In the past 12 months Collins has undergone a physical transformation in his mobility, athleticism and body.
– It was difficult evaluating Collins last year with 2015 post players Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman physically more matured.
– After a few growth spurts and quality time in the weight room and court Collins has changed dramatically. It’s a night and day comparison between Zach Collins this year and Zach Collins last year.
– Collins’ professional comparable is Kevin Love because of his combination of elite level skillset and intellect.
– Collins is effective on the block, from the high post, and beyond the arc.
– By next June, Collins could be the talk of the country with the possibility of growing another two to four more inches.
– Collins is also an elite passer who can create for teammates on the block out of double teams, finding cutters or from high post-high low feeds.
– What some of the scouts are saying:
“When we watch Zach Collins; I see a hard working true big man with an elite pro upside.”
“Collins is a monster in every sense of the word.”