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Daimion Collins named MaxPreps Texas Player of the Year

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Kentucky is getting a special one in Collins.

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Since 2006, MaxPreps has been awarding the top basketball players across America, and that tradition continued this season.

MaxPreps named the top player in each state based on team success and individual excellence.

This is significant for Kentucky fans, because incoming big man Daimion Collins was named MaxPreps Texas High School Basketball Player of the Year.

Collins’ team finished the year 19-5, went 12-0 in district play, and made it to the Class 3A regional semifinals.

On the season, Collins averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 6.2 blocks per game. In his final high school game, despite the loss, he put on a show with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 blocks.

247 Sports has Collins ranked as the No. 10 overall player in the class and the No. 3 overall power forward.

Here is the scouting report from 247Sports’ director of basketball scouting Jerry Meyer.

“Quite thin but has long arms and is quick off the floor as an explosive leaper. Highly mobile with good hands. Finishes with strength around rim and can score facing. Has potential to greatly improve as a face up player. Defensively, is a high-level shot blocker who can also move his feet on perimeter. Can also rebound outside his area. Raw offensively in general but has great potential.”

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