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Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins garners recognition as rookie likely to exceed expectations

August 6th, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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Fans of the Atlanta Hawks are already in love with rookie John Collins and that isn’t a surprise considering the show that he put on in the Las Vegas Summer League. In many situations, local fan bases are more likely to be excited than those who cover the NBA on a national basis but, with Collins, the accolades continue to roll in, even as August arrives.

This time, Mike Schmitz of ESPN (and formerly of DraftExpress) included the former Wake Forest product on his list of six rookies “most likely to outshine their NBA draft pick” and he had this to say about his upside.

He projects as a dynamic pick-and-roll finisher who can also make a short-roll jumper and punish switches on the block with …

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