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LSU lands commitment from Kentucky basketball transfer forward Daimion Collins

LSU coach Matt McMahon has been one of the most active in the entire country when it comes to the transfer portal this offseason.

He’s already landed a number of talented players as he looks to rebuild the roster following a frustrating first year in Baton Rouge, and he made one of his biggest pickups on Thursday as former Kentucky power forward Daimion Collins pledged to the Tigers.

The Atlanta, Texas, native is a former five-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American from the 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot-9 player only saw sporadic action in his two seasons with the Wildcats, appearing in 47 games with two starts.

During his 20 appearances as a sophomore in 2022-23, he averaged 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game. He’ll likely get the chance to play a bigger role with his new team as he joins a revamped LSU frontcourt.

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