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Daimion Collins shines in Texas charity game

The five-star power forward will bring elite athleticism to Lexington.

High School Basketball: NOV 07 Pangos All-American Festival Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After enduring a painful 9-16 season, fans are ready to turn the page on this season and get back to the winning tradition of Kentucky Wildcats basketball.

At this point in the Calipari era, nobody will be the least bit surprised when next year’s roster has a totally different look than what we saw in 2021.

After suffering through historical lows, it’s safe to say that some fresh faces will be welcomed additions.

There are many uncertainties when it comes to exactly who will be in Lexington this fall, but you can count on the arrival of Daimion Collins, the 11th-best player in America, according to 247 Sports.

The 6-9, 210-pound power forward won’t just be bringing his five-star ranking with him, as he also packs some of the most explosive athleticism of any Calipari recruit that we’ve seen.

Collins’ stock had been soaring over the last few months after his dominating performances on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.

He was back at it again this weekend in a local charity game, scoring 31 points on his way nearly to a triple-double. He also snatched eight boards and dished out eight assists.

The Texas Hoop for Autism All-Star boys basketball game featured the South and North All-stars battling in a contest to raise money for a great cause.

It’s unclear what caliber competition Collins was going up against, but Texas always produces a wealth of college hoops talent, so you know it was something.

When you look at his style of play, Collins may not be the solve to UK’s shooting woes, but he surely comes with all the tools to impact a game in a variety of ways.

If you haven’t watched any of Daimion Collins highlights, do yourself a favor and check them out below.

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