Florida basketball makes the final six for ASU transfer Frankie Collins

The Gators are looking to add an experienced Power 5 guard to their 2024 roster

Mar 13, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Frankie Collins (1) dribbles
Mar 13, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils guard Frankie Collins (1) dribbles / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Florida basketball has been contacting players in the transfer portal ever since it opened and is now starting to identify the players that they have a real shot at getting to commit.

One of those guys is Frankie Collins, a junior guard who is transferring away from Arizona State after two years in Tempe. He played his freshman year in Ann Arbor with the Michigan Wolverines.

For most people, they'll look at some of Frankie's stats on offense throughout his career and not be very impressed with him, and draw the conclusion that he isn't worth going after.

But one or two areas where some would like to see improvement don't negate the spots where Collins is elite, and he could bring a much-needed skillset to Gainesville.

Florida basketball: Follow the blueprint

While he's lesser known, Frankie's game looks a whole lot like Zakai Ziegler's from Tennessee. In fact, the numbers tell us that Collins could maybe be even better.

Zakai is a solid scorer, but he's known more for being able to run an efficient offense and for being a nuisance on the defensive side of the ball.

Ziegler averaged 1.7 steals per game this season while dishing out 6.1 assists, scoring 11.8 points, and only turning the ball over 2.2 times per game.

To compare those numbers to Collins', he swiped 2.6 steals per game, gave out 3.2 assists, scored 13.8 points per game, and committed 2,7 turnovers per game.

Each guy bests the other in certain areas, but those are pretty comparable numbers.

Frankie was more efficient scoring, shooting 42.6% from the field while Zakai was making shots 39.3% of the time.

Now you didn't click on this article for Zakai Ziegler's stats, but the comparison is important to show as it displays that Collins' game could transfer very well to the SEC. We've been watching it work at an elite level for years in Knoxville.

Frankie may not be the most flashy player in the portal, but he would be a big add to Todd Golden's backcourt.