Kentucky forward Daimion Collins has entered the NCAA transfer portal, WildcatWorld.com learned Friday.
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— Daimion Collins (@CollinsDaimion) April 21, 2023
A former McDonald’s All-American and 5-star prospect, Collins was expected to have a breakout sophomore season, especially after averaging 10.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 1.0 steals while shooting over 60% from the floor in 20.5 minutes during UK’s four-game trip to the Bahamas in August.
Collins unexpectedly lost his father, Ben, on Nov. 1 at age 43. The elder Collins had recently sold his trucking business in Atlanta, Tex., and got an apartment in Lexington so he could watch his son play more often and so that his wife and other children would have a place to stay when in town. Father and son had been working out at the Craft Center earlier in the day, but he died alone in the apartment that night after a telephone call with his wife.
Already rail thin, Collins lost 17 pounds and finished the season averaging just 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game after averaging 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game as a freshman last season.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.