LSU Gold
Position
Forward
Height
6'9
Weight
200
Class
Redshirt Junior
Hometown
Atlanta, Texas
High School
Atlanta HS
Previous School
Kentucky
Experience
1L

JUNIOR SEASON (2023-24 at LSU)
Season play limited to just six games after dislocating his shoulder during the Nov. 24 game with North Florida … Was having one of his best games of the season when the injury happened … In 13 minutes, he had nine points, four rebounds and two blocks … One double figure game with 11 points (3-of-3 FGs, 1 three-pointer and 4-of-4 FTs) against Mississippi Valley (11/6) in the season opener … Played just one more game against Northwestern State (11/29) … Finished with an average of 4.3 points and 2.2 rebounds … Made 10-of-16 field goal attempts (62.5 percent) and 5-of-6 at the free throw line … For his three seasons, played in 58 games with two starts, making 57-of-108 field goals (52.8 percent).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2022-23 at Kentucky)
Appeared in 20 games, one start … Averaged 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game … Logged four points, two boards and a block in a road win at Arkansas … Had a season-high seven points against Arkansas at home … Hit a pair of clutch free throws late to seal the victory over Florida at home … Played a season high 22 minutes vs. South Carolina … Scored six points and added seven boards in the win over South Carolina State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021-22 at Kentucky)
Played in 27 games with one start … Scored 78 points, had 55 rebounds and tallied 20 blocks … Produced three double-figure scoring efforts … 10 points and six rebounds in nine minutes of a crucial win at Alabama … Scored 12 points and added six rebounds in his lone start of the season against North Florida … Logged a career-high 14 points, six rebounds and a career-best four blocks in his home debut against Robert Morris.

PRIOR TO LSU, KENTUCKY
A consensus five-star prospect … Averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.2 blocks per game for Atlanta (Texas) High School his senior season … Led his team to a 19-5 record … Gatorade Player of the Year … A Naismith All-America Third Team selection and was also named to the MaxPreps All-America First Team … Consensus top-20 prospect in the class of 2021 … Ranked No. 13 overall by 247Sports … McDonald’s All America Game, the Jordan Brand Classic roster and the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic … Earned Sports Illustrated All-America Third Team honors … Texas 3A All-State member … MaxPreps Texas Player of the Year … Three-time District Most Valuable Player … Three times Atlanta High School was the bi-district champions and three-time area champion … Won AAU Peach Jam title … Also competed in track (high jump) his senior season, winning district and regional titles … Played football as a freshman … Honor-roll student.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 28, 2002 in Atlanta, Texas … Parents are Benjamin Jr. and Kimberly Collins … Has four siblings, Dailen, Makayla and Diamond Collins and Jamin Powell … Enjoys riding horses … Lists his parents as his life’s greatest influence … Major is agricultural economics … Has to listen to music before every game … Soul food is his favorite meal … Favorite basketball player is Kevin Durant … First dunked at age 14 in a summer league game.

Daimion Collins Single-Game Highs (at Kentucky, LSU)
Points – 14 vs Robert Morris, 11/12/21
Rebounds – 8 vs High Point, 12/31/21
Assists – 3 vs Robert Morris, 11/12/21
Steals – 1, 15 times
Blocks – 4 vs Robert Morris, 11/12/21
FG Made – 7 vs Robert Morris, 11/12/21
FG Attempts – 10 vs North Florida, 11/26/21
3 FG Made – 1, vs. Mississippi Valley, 11/6/23
3 FG Attempts – 2, vs. North Florida, 11/26/21
FT Made – 6, at Alabama, 2/5/22
FT Attempts – 6, at Alabama, 2/5/22

Top Scoring Games
1. 14 vs Robert Morris, 11/20/21
2. 12 vs North Florida, 11/26/21
3. 11, vs. Mississippi Valley, 11/6/23
4. 10, at Alabama, 2/5/22
5. 9, vs. North Florida, 11/24/23
6. 8, vs. Southern, 12/7/21
7. 7, vs. Arkansas, 2/7/23
8. 6 vs Albany, 11/22/21
8. 6 vs High Point, 12/31/21
8. 6 vs Alabama, 2/19/22
8. 6 vs SC State, 11/17/22

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