After struggling to earn minutes as a freshman at Michigan averaging 11 per game with just one career start in 31 appearances, former top-100 prospect Frankie Collins announced his decision to transfer and join Bobby Hurley at Arizona State.
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Despite a 14-17 finish last year, the Sun Devils look set for an improved season and it’ll be Collins leading the squad at the point guard position. While his freshman stats might not show it, Collins is a perfect fit for Arizona State and a player with the potential to be a Pac-12 standout during the 2022/23 campaign.
Averaging only 2.8 PPG, 1.7 RPG, and 1.4 RPG in his limited season with the Wolverines, improved playing time will give Collins the opportunity to showcase his dominant scoring, passing skills, and physicality on the court.
With his addition, Arizona State is getting a highly athletic ball-handler who brings a level of aggressiveness to the game, an ability to attack the rim, and is somebody who can complement the team’s other pieces nicely. With Collins slotting in, this gives 3-point specialist DJ Horne a chance to play more off the ball as a catch-and-shoot man without forcing incoming top-100 freshman Austin Nunez into a starting role right away.
Collins will prove a leader on this Arizona State offense as an unselfish player who is just as capable of setting up a teammate as he is in creating his own offensive production. Having spent his junior high school season at AZ Compass Prep, Tempe feels like a return home for Collins and a chance to start new with a program looking to stake its claim in the Pac-12.