Former Kentucky Wildcats big man Daimion Collins has announced that he has transferred to the LSU Tigers for next season. Collins never entirely caught on with the Wildcats and now will head to their SEC rival for a fresh start in his college basketball career. With the Tigers in a complete program rebuild, this presents an opportunity for both player and program to build something better. Collins was a high-end recruit coming out of high school and was hoping to be in the NBA by now. While off track for now, he will hope to fix that down the road.
NEWS: Kentucky transfer Daimion Collins has committed to LSU, he tells @On3sports.
Former 5?? recruit and McDonald’s All-American.
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This past season as a sophomore with the Kentucky Wildcats, Daimion Collins averaged 1.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.2 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.5 percent and a free throw percentage of 61.0 percent. This past season Collins got just 7.9 minutes per game and did not get the increased role that many were expecting him to get. Now he will reset his career with the LSU Tigers and hope to also reset his pro basketball stock as well. LSU adds plenty of potential with this move and will hope that Collins will help them compete in the SEC next season.