Coleman Collins didnt play as well here as he did in his monstrous Day One performance, but he still had a solid game, even with his poor shooting percentage from the field. Collins took a very high volume of shots, looking for his own shot the vast majority of times he touched the ball, but all of his shots came from within 15 feet of the basket, and he didnt really take many bad shots, even though his field-goal percentage might suggest it.
Collins started the game very strong, hitting on a contested jumper from 15 feet and another from 15 feet out, pulling up off of two dribbles, but he also missed a 10-footer and a scoop shot off a dropstep early. Later in the game he missed pull-up jumpers from 12, 18, and 18 feet on separate occasions, also getting blocked on a dunk attempt down low and missing on a left-handed lay-up off a left-handed drive. He got to the free-throw line by drawing fouls on face-up drives from very close to the basket and in transition, but he hit on just five of his eight free-throw attempts. Collins offensive game reminds a bit of Mikki Moore
in terms of style, playing almost exclusively within 15 feet, but rarely posting up, rather using face-up moves off of just one or two dribbles, from very close range. The problem is that Collins is about three inches shorter than Moore, and not as athletic, so its tough to say how far that will take him.
Collins also made a good impact on the boards, roaming all over the floor to track down rebounds, showing an excellent eye for following the ball off the rim. On the defensive end, Collins wasnt credited with any blocked shots, but he made a perfect block from behind on one possession that was called a foul, and he also had another block on his man going for a reverse lay-up, showing off his athleticism in reaching out to make the rejection. Collins also made three steals in transition, all of which looked fortuitous in that he happened to be in just the right position, but at some point you cant chalk these things up to just luck. Collins did show some struggles in man-to-man defense, though, being scored on by Ali Traore
on jumpers from the perimeter, and not showing very good lateral quickness on a few occasions.
Collins likely wont be drafted, but strong performances here definitely are helping his stock, especially with his underwhelming senior season at Virginia Tech hanging over his head. As mentioned above, his game compares to Mikki Moore
in terms of style in most aspects of the game, but the three inches he gives up in comparison are not easy to overcome, though a good measured wingspan and standing reach at the combine would help make his projection to the NBA a bit easier. He should have a chance to catch on somewhere in summer league, but hell likely be headed to the D-League at least initially.