Top-40 point guard Zaon Collins will decide his NCAA Basketball choice between four west coast schools.
Announced Tuesday morning via his social media, Zaon Collins indicated he will choose between NCAA Basketball programs Arizona, Arizona State, USC, and UNLV. The Las Vegas native has spoken highly of each program leading up to this point but has not specified a commitment date. Collins has played at Bishop Gorman HS the last several seasons and averaged 14 points, eight assists, and three steals per game for his junior season.
The 6’1 point guard is best known for his playmaking on the court. Regardless if he’s on the fast break or in the half-court, Collins has exceptional vision to attack defenses and prides himself on creating shots for his teammates. Take into account his incredible speed and he’s a very difficult player for defenders to predict let alone stop. Collins has a killer first step and mixes in change of pace dribbles to throw his man off guard.
Once he gets to the rim however, he has a layup package for almost every scenario and can elevate over players. The ease with which he is able to penetrate the lane only leads to an accentuation of Collins’ vision and making plays behind the defense.
Just as impactful, Collins impacts the defensive end of the floor significantly. He’s a relentless guarding the ball and provides a lot of pressure to the handler and in passing lanes. His speed is something offensive players cannot take for granted.
Each of Collins final four schools is in considerable need for a point guard in the 2021 class, after projecting roster attrition following the 2020 season. Ahead of his decision, I ranked his fit with the 4 teams and where he’s likely to land.