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Gonzaga center Zach Collins met with 13 teams at the NBA Combine, but it was his first meeting – with the Trail Blazers – that left an impression. “It was kind of funny because Portland actually just sent out their team psychologist, and no one else from the staff was there,’’ Collins said. “The lady gave me a computer and I took a personality test, kind of, and she just analyzed who I was as a person, and that was it.’’
“I’m just a regular guy who has an absolute obsession with the game of basketball, and a passion to play,’’ Collins said. “I’m not going to be satisfied once I get to the league. I want to be an All-Star. I want to win championships.’’
Jason Quick: First team Gonzaga big man Zach Collins met with at NBA Combine: Portland. Said they gave him a computer and had him take personality test
“Ideally, if he had gone back to school, he might be able to come in a little more ready,” a Pacific Division executive said. “I don’t know that he’s ready to contribute. People are going to draft him on his upside. He’s got some length. He doesn’t seem afraid. He’s got good hands and got some fundamentals. I think he’ll be able to, in today’s game, I think he’ll be a center. He’s a four, but in today’s game, with all these small ball lineups, (he can play center) when he fills out a little bit. I didn’t see him shoot a lot of jumpers. His game is still developing. If he has that in him, now his value probably goes up even more.”
Gonzaga has announced that freshman center Zach Collins will declare for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. Collins said Tuesday that he is exploring his options without hiring an agent at this time, but intends to hire an agent at a later date.