Gary Collier (basketball)
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
October 8, 1971 |
Fort Worth, Texas
|High school||Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas)|
|1994 MVC Player of the Year|
|1994 MVC Regular Season Championship|
|1994 NCAA Tournament|
Collier was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2nd round of the 1994 NBA Draft; however, he never played in the NBA. He played the 1994-95 season with the Quad City Thunder in the Continental Basketball League. Collier then took his game in Europe. He played his first two seasons for the Antwerp Diamond Giants. He then joined the Basketball Club Oostende, also in Belgium.
Collier played 1998-99 for the SOBA Dragons Rhöndorf in the Basketball Bundesliga. After Dragons Rhöndorf sold their license to Frankfurt, he did play the next season for Frankfurt Skyliners. Collier then returned to Belgium, where he spent the following three seasons with Telindus Mons Hainaut. He averaged 17.4 points for Telindus Mons in the final Korać Cup in 2002. He played a final season in Europe with Paris Basket Racing, 2003-2004.
Following his playing career, Collier coached the boys' basketball coach at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth for four years leading them to the state semifinals in 2011. Collier is currently the boys' basketball coach at Lewisville High School in the north DFW suburb.
- 1994 NCAA Tournament. CBS Sportsline. http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/mayhem/history/yearbyyear/1994
- The Draft Review. http://www.thedraftreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1177&Itemid=5
- Gary Collier FIBA Europe
- "Collier to be boys coach at Heights." Star-Telegram, Apr. 18, 2007 (dead link).