Arizona State lands transfer guard from Michigan
Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley continues to make over the Sun Devil roster this offseason, and Wednesday night he received another potentially crucial piece.
Michigan transfer point guard Frankie Collins, after spending less than a week in the transfer portal, has announced his intention to transfer to Arizona State.
He’s a former 4-star prospect and was the 47th-ranked player in the Class of 2021, per the 247 Composite. He was also the seventh-ranked point guard prospect in his class. A Sacramento native, Collins played just one season for the Wolverines. He’ll have four years to play three for the Sun Devils.
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Collins and his new Arizona State team could potentially play the Wolverines this fall. Both schools, along with Pitt and VCU, are set to play in the 2022 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 16-17. Matchups haven’t yet been set for that slate.
His decision to enter the transfer portal came one day after Michigan landed Princeton transfer guard Jaelin Llewellyn. With both of Michigan’s backcourt starters moving on this offseason, there was a strong possibility for Collins to start next season as the Wolverines’ lead guard. Llewellyn likely would have eaten into his minutes.
The 6-foot-1 Collins made 31 appearances with one start last season for the Wolverines. The lone start came in the Wolverines’ first-round game of the NCAA Tournament against Colorado State. He scored a season-high 14 points in 31 minutes.
For the year, Collins averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in roughly 11 minutes a night. He shot 43% from the field but only connected on three of his 18 3-point attempts all year.
He’ll look to settle into an Arizona State rotation that will feature more than a few new faces next season. He joins forward Warren Washington (Nevada) and the Cambridge brothers, Devan (Auburn) and Desmond (Nevada), as transfer additions so far.