Against Robert Morris, Daimion Collins made sure the Rupp Arena crowd remembered his name

Kentucky vs Robert Morris, November 12, 2021, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Photo by Walter Cornett / Three Point Shots for ACE Magazine

Against Duke, basketball freshman Daimion Collins was an afterthought. Three days later against Robert Morris, he made sure the Rupp Arena crowd remembered his name.

With just more than two minutes left in the Wildcats’ home opener and the outcome already decided, point guard drove toward the basket in a three-on-one fast break.

Instead of taking the shot himself or passing to teammates and charging toward the basket from the other side of ’s lone defender in the paint, Wheeler dropped a pass backward to the trailing Collins.

From the logo just inside the free throw line, Collins leapt over the defender to slam home a dunk that brought Rupp Arena to its loudest volume since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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