Dwayne Collins, Final Selection Of The 2010 NBA Draft

Dwayne Collins has huge hands, an incredible wing span and reaches 9 feet 1 inch standing reach. Another 6-8 power forward, Collins and Lawal fill the same position and will likely battle for a roster spot on the Suns.

For more on Collins, see Bright Side of the Sun (including an interview with Collins when he was in town for a workout).

According to Chad Ford, Collins has the largest differential between wingspan (7' 4") and height. He also has the largest hands I've ever personally seen. Bigger than Amare's and probably as big as Shaq's. He said they measure roughly 10 inches from thumb to pinky and about about 9.5 from palm to tip of middle finger. His standing reach is 9' 1.5". For comparison, DeJuan Blair's standing reach is 8' 10.5" and Lou Amundson is 8' 7.5".

Todd Quinter calls him a physical paint player, a good rebounder and post defender with underdeveloped offensive skills. He loves to attack the rim and dunk the ball. He sees himself as a Ben Wallace-type player who takes pride in defense and rebounding, though there are some questions about his motor.

Collins had his knee scoped on June 18th to repair a slightly torn meniscus. He thinks he will be ready to play in the latter part of Vegas Summer League (mid-July). He was in Phoenix for interviews and meet-and-greets. Before having his knee scoped, he worked out for New Jersey, New York, Miami, and Oklahoma and expects to be drafted in the middle of the second round.

From the Suns official release:

In Collins, the Suns add a 6-foot-8, 243-pound forward who played his four-year collegiate career at the University of Miami. A strong, physical defender, Collins owns a remarkable 7-4 wingspan and 9-1 standing reach. The 22-year-old finished his career at Miami as only the second player in school history with 1,000 points, 850 rebounds and 100 assists.

As a senior, Collins averaged a career-high in scoring (12.0) and rebounding (7.8) while shooting 60.4 percent from the field, the second-highest single-season average in school history. Collins averaged 7.0 rebounds for his career while leading his team in rebounding in his final two seasons.

Collins is the first Hurricane drafted by the Suns in franchise history.

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