Men's Basketball


  • position Forward
  • height 6-9
  • Weight 210
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Atlanta, Texas
  • High school Atlanta

Sophomore: Appeared in 20 games and made 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 … Tallied four points in two minutes to help provide a spark in the first half at Ole Miss … Scored two points, added four rebounds and a game-high three blocks in a season-high 22 minutes vs. South Carolina … Had four points, two boards, a block and a steal in 14 minutes at Alabama … Scored six points and added seven boards in the win over South Carolina State.

Freshman: Saw action in 27 games and made one start in his freshman season … Scored 78 points, had 55 rebounds and tallied 20 blocks … Produced three double-figure scoring efforts … Led the team in blocks in seven games and tallied three or more on three occasions … Totaled six points and two boards in just four minutes of a win against Alabama at home … Produced 10 points and six rebounds in nine minutes of a crucial win at Alabama … Scored six points and added eight rebounds in the win over High Point at home … Had four points and a pair of blocks against Western Kentucky … Had eight points, six rebounds and three rejections in the win over Southern … Scored 12 points and added six rebounds in his lone start of the season against North Florida … Contributed six points, three boards and three blocks against Albany … Logged a career-high 14 points, six rebounds and a career-best four blocks in his home debut against Robert Morris.

A consensus five-star prospect … Averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.2 blocks per game for Atlanta High School his senior season … Led his team to a 19-5 record … Named the Texas 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 the No. 13 overall player by 247Sports … Named to the 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 in high school … Led his team to three undefeated district seasons … Three times Atlanta High School was the bi-district champions and three-time won the area championship … Won the AAU Peach Jam title … Also competed in track as a high jumper his senior season where he won the district and regional title … Played football as a freshman … Honor-roll student.

Born Oct. 28 in Atlanta, Texas … Parents are Benjamin Jr. and Kimberly Collins  … Has four siblings, Dailen, Makayla and Diamond Collins and Jamin Powell … Away from the court he 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 … Chose Kentucky over Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Baylor, Houston, Texas A&M, LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma State.

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