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Five-star forward Collins commits to Kentucky

Field Level Media
01 Nov 2020, 10:19 GMT+10

Daimion Collins, a five-star forward from Atlanta, Texas, committed to Kentucky on Saturday.

Collins, 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds, is ranked as the nation's 19th-best prospect, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

Collins was considered to be leaning toward Texas in late summer, but that changed when Kentucky coach John Calipari hired his primary recruiter with the Longhorns -- assistant coach Jai Lucas. Collins eventually picked the Wildcats over Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

"Coach Cal is a great coach," Collins told 247Sports. "I watched the NBA bubble and saw how well-developed all the former Wildcats were and the huge impact they had on their teams. For the NBA being my all-time dream, I feel he will be able to develop me to be ready for the next level."

Collins is the second player to commit to Kentucky this week. The other was Bryce Hopkins, a 6-foot-7 four-star forward from Oak Park, Ill., who is rated as the No. 30 recruit in the country.

Kentucky's three-player 2021 recruiting class, which includes four-star point guard Nolan Hickman, is ranked No. 3 nationally in the 247 Sports Composite.

--Field Level Media

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