We here at BloggerSoDear wish him only the best, and thank John for all he has done for the old gold and black.
Below are some reactions to the news:
John Collins finishes his Wake career with a season that ranks 2nd All-Time in PER. 17 double-doubles. 1 NCAA Tourny. Unbelievable season— WFU Sports Stats (@DeacFan3) April 13, 2017
John Collins was the best player in the best conference + gave us the most exciting Wake season this decade. We're rooting for ya! https://t.co/CJry7KwfdD— Griffin Kurzius (@Profess0r_Griff) April 13, 2017
Wake Forest's John Collins announces he will remain in the NBA draft. Not sure anyone's stock rose as much as his from a year ago. https://t.co/3SetGaBsrm— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2017
It was amazing to write about John Collins (@Jc__20_) for the last two years. I hope he kills it in the NBA. Best of luck to him!— Riley Johnston (@BSD_RaJohnston) April 13, 2017
John Collins is a Top 10 talent in the draft. I only go off eye test not hype— Brian J Carthens (@CarthensBC) April 13, 2017
John Collins is staying in the draft. I think out of any player in the nation his stock rose the most from February to March!— Chris Harrison (@HarrisonCCH34) April 13, 2017
Thanks to John Collins for putting WFU back on the college basketball map— jeff prince (@jefftprince) April 13, 2017
John Collins not coming back to Wake Forest hurts but the fact they have a lotto talent developed under Danny Manning speaks volumes— Tate Frazier (@tatefrazier) April 13, 2017
John Collins: the first professional basketball player to ever favorite any of my tweets,THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR THE DEACS JC pic.twitter.com/1q5VW8dsQf— Ya Garçon StanCotten (@NotStanCotten) April 13, 2017
A thanks to Big John Collins for helping Wake get back to the postseason. Hope he becomes a solid NBA player over time. #GoDeacs— Larry Lyon (@LarryLyon) April 13, 2017
Best of luck in the league to our John Collins. And thank you for being a hyuge part of making Wake basketball fun again. https://t.co/3Rb9mc3HR3— B-Ho (@bho52) April 13, 2017
Thank you @Jc__20_ for making Wake Forest basketball relevant again!— Edward Foster (@fefoster4) April 13, 2017
I think John’s tweet sums it up best. We all forever bleed old gold and black. Once a Deac, always a Deac. John will be welcomed back anytime with open arms.
John, we will miss you and we wish you nothing but the best going forward as you take this next step in your career! GO DEACS!