NCAA basketball recruiting predictions for every 2021 5-star recruit

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Predictions for the five-star 2021 NCAA basketball recruits.

The idea of college basketball returning in the hopefully not-too-distant future has us getting our fix any way we can. There’s no better way to satisfy those college hoops needs than taking a look at the future of the game we love.

The class of 2020 is mostly set for the upcoming season as far as recruiting decisions are concerned. That allows us to set our sights on the class of 2021, whose recruitment, while challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is kicking into high gear.

The following look at the 23 five-star recruits in the class of 2021 as compiled by the 247Sports Composite rankings gives a little insight into the types of players that comprise this class and the possible landing spots for each.

Traditional blue bloods such as Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas will likely be in play for many of these highest recruits, and perhaps a surprise or two will be in store as well.

No. 23 – Daimion Collins – C –  6-foot-8, 190 pounds – Atlanta, TX

Collins is a lanky, long-armed center prospect who has a thing frame but shows explosive athleticism, especially on the defensive end where he shows great potential as a shot blocker. The Texas-native has multiple in-state offers from the likes of Baylor, Houston, SMU, SFA, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, as well as interest from Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Recently Collins announced on Twitter that he was offered by LSU. Collins has one Crystal Ball prognostication from 247Sports with Brian Snow offering Texas as his prediction. It seems a good bet that Collins stays in the Longhorn State, but we’ll go out on a limb and say Chris Beard brings Collins to Lubbock.

PREDICTION: Texas Tech Red Raiders