Mardy Collins

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Mardy Collins
Mardy Collins 2007 preseason.jpg
Mardy Collins in 2007, as a member of the New York Knicks.
No. 11 – Olympiacos Piraeus
Position Point guard / Shooting guard / Small forward
League Greek League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1984-08-04) August 4, 1984 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Simon Gratz
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Temple (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
20062008 New York Knicks
20082010 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)
2014–present Olympiacos (Greece)

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.

High school[edit]

Collins attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, as did NBA players Aaron McKie and Rasheed Wallace.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

New York Knicks[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] Collins received a six-game suspension.[3]

He played a career-high 51 minutes on April 7, 2007 against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 19 points in addition to 12 rebounds, 8 assists, and 5 steals.[4]

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

On November 21, 2008, Collins and Zach Randolph were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley.[5]

Los Angeles D-Fenders[edit]

Collins became a member of the Los Angeles D-Fenders on December 28, 2011.[6]

International career[edit]

On January 17, 2011, Collins signed with the Turkish League team Bornova Belediye.[7] In November 2012, he joined Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli League.[8] In May 2013, he signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan League.[9]

On August 26, 2013, he signed with Sutor Montegranaro of the Italian League.[10] 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.[11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New York 52 9 14.9 .382 .277 .585 2.0 1.6 .6 .1 4.5
2007–08 New York 46 8 13.8 .326 .250 .605 1.6 1.9 .5 .2 3.2
2008–09 New York 9 0 8.3 .348 .000 .444 .9 1.1 .2 .0 2.2
2008–09 L.A. Clippers 39 14 20.9 .433 .464 .649 2.5 2.6 .7 .3 5.9
2009–10 L.A. Clippers 43 0 10.9 .367 .235 .619 1.2 1.0 .5 .0 2.6
Career 189 31 14.7 .380 .299 .599 1.8 1.7 .6 .1 3.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rookie Rankings". nba.com. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Game recap". espn.com. 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Suspensions total 47 games from Knicks-Nuggets fight". espn.com. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Game boxscore". nba.com. 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Clippers Acquire Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins From Knicks". NBA.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  6. ^ http://www.nba.com/dleague/losangeles/111228_acquire_mardycollins.html
  7. ^ "Former NBA player Mardy Collins joins Bornova". Eurobasket. January 17, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ Maccabi Ashdod signs Mardy Collins, Mike Hall
  9. ^ "Mardy Collins joins Guaros de Lara". Court-side.com. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sutor Montegranaro officially sign Mardy Collins". Sportando.net. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Olympiacos announced Mardy Collins". Sportando.net. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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