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Saturday / December 5.
  • Class of 2021 forward Daimion Collins set to announce Saturday

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    Daimion Collins, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward from Atlanta (TX) High School, is expected to announce his college choice Saturday, per source.

    Ranked by as the No. 4 power forward and No. 19 overall prospect in the Class of 2021, Collins recently named Kentucky, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Texas Tech as his top five schools.

    “TREMENDOUS UPSIDE. He’s in the baby stages of his game offensively,” said Atlanta High School coach Jarrod Boston. “I see high school players who are very polished and bulked up at this stage and he’s not even CLOSE to where he’ll be in a year and more importantly 4/5 years down the road.

    “He’s SPECIAL on the defensive end when he’s locked in and he is such a tremendous athlete. You just don’t see guys his height have the kind of vertical he has and the incredible timing he has to block shots. He can be a game changer on the defensive end. He also is not a stranger to worker on fundamentals and his work this summer has really been showing up in practices so far this year. With some hard work, he can be a very special player.”

    With nine total predictions on 247Sports’ Crystal Ball, Kentucky is the favorite for Collins with 93.3 percent of experts predicting the Wildcats to land the five-star forward.

    If Collins chooses to commit to Kentucky, he would join five-stars Bryce Hopkins and Nolan Hickman.

    Hopkins, a former Louisville commit, announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday.

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