Mardy Collins in 2007, as a member of the New York Knicks.
|No. 11 – Olympiacos Piraeus|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard / Small forward|
August 4, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Simon Gratz
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2006–2008||New York Knicks|
|2008–2010||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2011||Bornova Belediye (Turkey)|
|2011||Jiangsu Dragons (China)|
|2011–2012||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|2012–2013||Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)|
|2013||Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)|
|2013||Sutor Montegranaro (Italy)|
Maurice Rodney "Mardy" Collins (born August 4, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League. He completed his college basketball career at Temple University, and was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 29th pick of the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft. Collins played for the Knicks for two seasons and then played for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2008 to 2010. Since 2011, Collins has played in various international leagues.
Scouts were impressed by Collins' defense and team play. He totaled 89 steals for his 2005–06 season at Temple University, primarily by stepping into passing lanes. He also averaged 16.9 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game.
New York Knicks
In 52 games played during the 2006–2007 season, Collins averaged 4.5 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. However, in the final ten games of the season, when he played a substantially higher number of minutes than previously in the season, he averaged 14.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.9 steals.
On December 16, 2006, during the fourth quarter of a game between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, Collins committed a hard foul against Nuggets guard J. R. Smith. The ensuing confrontation resulted in a brawl, after which ten players were ejected. Collins received a six-game suspension.
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles D-Fenders
On January 17, 2011, Collins signed with the Turkish League team Bornova Belediye. In November 2012, he joined Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli League. In May 2013, he signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan League.
On August 26, 2013, he signed with Sutor Montegranaro of the Italian League. On January 1, 2014, he signed a professional contract with the reigning back-to-back Euroleague champions, Olympiacos of the Greek League, until the end of the season.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Rookie Rankings". nba.com. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
- "Game recap". espn.com. 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
- "Suspensions total 47 games from Knicks-Nuggets fight". espn.com. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
- "Game boxscore". nba.com. 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
- "Clippers Acquire Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins From Knicks". NBA.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
- "Former NBA player Mardy Collins joins Bornova". Eurobasket. January 17, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
- Maccabi Ashdod signs Mardy Collins, Mike Hall
- "Mardy Collins joins Guaros de Lara". Court-side.com. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Sutor Montegranaro officially sign Mardy Collins". Sportando.net. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Olympiacos announced Mardy Collins". Sportando.net. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- NBA.com Profile
- Mardy Collins at Basketball-Reference.com
- NBA D-League Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile
- Greek League Profile (Greek)
- Scoresway Profile