March 18, 1987 |
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Richard T. Crane Tech
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2010||→Maine Red Claws|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sherron Marlon Collins (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He formerly played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also played for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League and Hacettepe Üniversitesi in the Turkish Basketball League. As an All-American member of the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team, he earned a national championship in the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, three Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament championships, and four consecutive Big 12 Conference regular season championships. He was regarded as one of the leaders of the team and was its captain during his senior year.
Collins grew up in Chicago where he was a multisport standout athlete at Crane High School. He was regarded as the second best point guard in the nation by Scout.com and was considered one of the two best class of 2006 basketball prospects in the state of Illinois (along with Jon Scheyer).
Collins was a well-decorated basketball player at Kansas. He was unanimously selected to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team for the 2006–07 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team. After leading the 2008–09 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team to the Big 12 Conference regular season title, Collins was named to the 2009 first team All-Big 12 team. That season, he was named a consensus second team 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American. He was also a consensus first team 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American as a senior and earned the Most Outstanding Player award while leading his team to the 2010 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship. He was included on many of the watchlists for the most prestigious college basketball awards as both a junior and senior. Collins holds the school record for most consecutive free throws.
Following his senior season, Collins was eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft but went undrafted. Shortly after, he signed a free-agent contract with the Charlotte Bobcats and participated in their summer camp. He represented them in the Orlando Summer League before being signed for the regular season. In October 2012, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but he did not make their final roster.
Sherron Collins was born in Chicago, Illinois to Stacey Harris. While growing up in Chicago he overcame the adversity of a father who periodically spent time in jail as well as an environment filled with gang life. He lost his best friend to gunfire at the age of 16. Sherron had had two children by the time of his National Championship season: Sherron Jr. and Sherr'mari Marlon Collins (born April 6, 2007; mother is Re'Quiya Aguirre). In 2006, he dealt with the death of his first born and the following year, he endured a sex scandal.
Growing up, Collins was very active playing several sports including football, basketball, and baseball. In 2002, Sherron began his high school career at Crane Tech Prep High School. During his time at Crane, Sherron was a standout multi-sport athlete, playing wide-receiver/free safety on the football team and pitching for the baseball team. On the basketball court, Collins averaged 19.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a junior during the 2004-05 season. During his senior season, he averaged 33 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Cougars. He was regarded as the number 2 Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois basketball prospect in the class of 2006 behind Jon Scheyer. As a result, he was named a McDonald's All-American as well as a Third-team Parade All-American. He was selected as a First-Team All-State selection in 2006. Additionally, Collins played in the Michael Jordan All-American Classic in April 2006. Scout.com ranked him as the number 2 point guard in the nation. He was the No. 21-ranked player in the class of 2006 and the No. 4-ranked point guard by Rivals.com. Collins helped guide Crane to the 2003 and 2005 conference and city championship titles. His best game was a 45 point performance against Whitney Young Magnet High School during his senior season. In 2009, ESPN named Collins to the Illinois Prep All-Decade Team.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Chicago, Illinois||Crane (IL)||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||Oct 16, 2005|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 12, 2 (PG) Rivals: 21, 4 (PG)|
As a freshman, Collins was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection and a unanimous selection to the Big 12 All-Rookie team. He averaged 22.3 minutes and 9.3 points per game. He led Kansas in scoring five times and in assists on 12 occasions. On January 15, 2007, Collins scored 23 points vs. Missouri. He scored 20 points at Kansas State on February 19 and he had 20 vs. Texas on March 11 in the 88–84 overtime 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship game victory. Collins was also a solid student earning Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls in the spring of 2007.
In his second season with the Jayhawks, Collins won the 2008 Big 12 Sixth Man Award. For the week of March 12, he earned Big 12 Player of the week. Collins helped the Jayhawks capture the 2008 national championship, averaging 8.3 points and 3.8 assists in the NCAA tournament. He made two key plays in the title game versus the Memphis Tigers, first stealing an inbound pass with under two minutes remaining in regulation and Kansas trailing by seven, then hitting a three to cut the deficit to four. Later, with seconds remaining in regulation and with Kansas trailing by three, he took the ball down the court following a Memphis free throw, barely escaping fouls, and passed the ball to teammate Mario Chalmers, who made a three-pointer to tie the game with two seconds remaining. Kansas would go on to win in overtime. He missed six games due to a stress fracture of his foot. Following the season, he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Collins was the top returning scorer for the 2008–09 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team his junior year; every starter from the previous year's National Championship team graduated or departed for the NBA. Collins was on the early season Top 50 watchlist for the Naismith Award. He was also selected as being among the 17 Bob Cousy Award finalists, the Top 30 midseason Wooden Award candidates, the Top 30 midseason Naismith Award candidates and the Top 15 Oscar Robertson Trophy candidates. The team captain and vocal leader of the team, Collins was awarded the team's Danny Manning MVP award with Cole Aldrich following the season. Collins led the 2008–09 Jayhawks in points, minutes, assists and free-throw percentage. He led the team in scoring in 27 games, including the final 10 of the season. In the Big 12, he ranked third in scoring and fourth in assists. Collins made 35 consecutive free-throws over an eight game span from January 10–February 2 to set KU's all-time record. Over the course of the season he was named Big 12 Player of the Week three times. He was a unanimous selection to the 2008–09 Big 12 All-conference first team. He was a second-team 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBW) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and was a third-team All America selection by the Associated Press and The Sporting News. On Monday, April 13, Collins announced that he would return to KU for his senior season.
After having been named a consensus second-team All-American selection the at the end of his junior year, he was a unanimous selection to the preseason All-Big 12 first-team. The 2009-10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team were the preseason number-one ranked team in the 2009–10 Big 12 Conference poll, marking the third time in Collins' career the Jayhawks were preseason number one in conference. Collins was a preseason top 50 watchlist candidate for both the 2010 Naismith Award and the 2010 Wooden Award. As the season progressed, Collins was named to the Midseason top 30 candidates list for the Wooden Award, Midseason top 30 list for the Naismith Trophy, 20 finalists list for the 2010 Bob Cousy Award and the finalist list for the 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy. At the end of the regular season, he was selected as a first-team All-Big 12 member by the league's coaches. Then, he earned the Most Outstanding Player Award of the 2010 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament after leading Kansas to the championship. Collins has been recognized as a first team 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American by the USBW and NABC, making him a consensus first team selection. He was a second team selection by Associated Press, Fox Sports, The Sporting News, and Yahoo! Sports. He was also included on the final 26-man ballot for the Wooden Award and subsequently selected to the ten-man Wooden All-American team as one of ten finalists for the award. At the end of the year he was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Lute Olsen Award as National Player of the Year at the collegeinsider.com awards banquet. He was recognized along with Jon Scheyer, Scottie Reynolds, and Greivis Vasquez for the NABC Career Achievement Awards. Collins was awarded the 2010 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which recognizes a seniors male basketball player 6 feet (1.8 m) and shorter, who excel in both academics and athletics. He was one of five finalists flown out to Los Angeles for the announcement of the Wooden Award along with eventual winner Evan Turner, John Wall, Wesley Johnson and Da'Sean Butler. Collins went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft.
|Year||Games Played||Minutes||PPG||Assists||Turnovers||Steals||3 PM||3 PA||3 P %||FG %||FT %||Points|
After going undrafted in the June 24, 2010 NBA Draft, Collins signed with the Charlotte Bobcats on June 25. He participated in summer workouts with the team. During the Orlando Summer League, he played four games, including a 32 point performance in his finale. On August 6, 2010, the Bobcats signed Collins to a two-year deal. He made his NBA debut in the 2010-11 Bobcats' fourth game on November 3, 2010 against the New Jersey Nets and posted two assists in four minutes. On December 4, 2010, he scored his first NBA points. On December 8, 2010, Collins was assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. The Red Claws are the affiliate of the Bobcats. The Bobcats recalled Collins on December 21, 2010. That night, he played a career-high 14 minutes, made his first three point shot, recorded his first two steals and scored five points for the first time in his career in a 99–81 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
On February 24, 2011, Collins was waived by the Bobcats to create roster room following a trade between the Bobcats and Portland Trail Blazers. On March 18, 2011, it was reported that he signed contract with Lietuvos Rytas until the end of the season. However, a few days later, another player was reported to be the choice to fill the roster slot. In June, he signed with Quebradillas Pirates of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional, but he supposedly failed a physical and returned to the United States one day later. In August 2011, he signed with Hacettepe Universitesi of the Turkish Basketball League. He had been slated to play in Russia and Puerto Rico before signing in Turkey. In June 2012, he was rehabilitating a knee injury with hopes of signing an NBA Summer League contract the following month.
NBA career highs
- Points: 5 vs. Oklahoma City 12/21/10
- Rebounds: 2 @ Detroit 02/02/11
- Assists: 2 2 times
- Steals: 2 vs. Oklahoma City 12/21/10
- Blocks: None
- 2006 high school boys basketball All-Americans
- 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
- 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
- "Sherron Collins replacing El-Amin in Vilnius". LithuaniaBasketball.com. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-18. "the Lithuanian champions inked Sherron Collins , formerly from the Kansas Jayhawks, on Friday."
- "2006-07 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- Bedore, Gary (March 8, 2009). "Jayhawks well-represented on coaches’ Big 12 teams". Lawrence Journal-World. The World Company. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
- "Former Jayhawk Collins signs free agent contract with Bobcats". KansasCity.com. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-06-29.[dead link]
- "Bobcats Sign Point Guard Sherron Collins". NBA.com. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
- Rittenberg, Adam (2009-03-25). "Unlikely leader emerges at Kansas: Leadership void on an extremely young team? Collins proves 'em wrong". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- Ginnetti, Toni (2007-03-16). "A homecoming for Wright, Collins : Former H-F, Crane standouts ready for the spotlight". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 118.
- O'Donnell, Jim (2008-04-04). "Jayhawks win? If Collins is on, Kan. can - Self sees former Crane star as definite key against Tar Heels". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 66.
- "Sherron Collins" (English). CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2009.
- Sakamoto, Bob (2005-02-18). "Crane duo of Kent, Collins is dynamic ; City playoffs hopes to be tested by pair of Marshall gunners". =Chicago Tribune. p. 11, Sports section. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
- "Sherron Collins". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- "Sherron Collins". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- Powers, Scott (2009-12-17). "Preps all-decade basketball team". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Freshman Collins helps No. 5 Jayhawks turn back Mizzou". ESPN. 2007-01-15. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- "KSU struggles from field, loses 24th straight home game to Kansas". ESPN. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- "Kansas tops Texas in OT to win Big 12". ESPN. 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- "2008 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Selected". Big 12 Conference. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- "Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. 2008-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Kansas Wins 2008 NCAA Championship Over Memphis 75-68 In Overtime: Chalmers Heroic Three Sends Game To OT". CBS Interactive. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- "After 20-year drought, Kansas rallies to beat Memphis for NCAA title". ESPN. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- "Kansas Guard Sherron Collins Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery". CBS Interactive. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- "Five Big 12 Players On Early Season Naismith Watch List". Big 12 Conference. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "KU's Collins Named Bob Cousy Award Finalist". Big 12 Conference. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Three From Big 12 On Wooden Midseason List". Big 12 Conference. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Three Big 12 Stars On Midseason Naismith List". Big 12 Conference. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Two Big 12 Player Are Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalists". Big 12 Conference. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Collins and Aldrich Announce Return for 2009-10 at Kansas Men's Basketball Banquet". CBS Interactive. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Kansas Jayhawks Statistics - 2008-09". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "2008-09 Big 12 Men's Basketball Conference Basketball Statistics Final (All games)". Big 12 Conference. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Kansas’ win at Baylor…". CBS Interactive. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Collins Breaks KU Free Throw Record As Jayhawks Conquer Baylor". CBS Interactive. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Sherron Collins #4 G (2008-09 season game log)". Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Collins Named Big 12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week". CBS Interactive. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Kansas Duo Sweeps Big 12 Weekly Awards: Collins named Big 12 Player of the Week; Taylor grabs rookie honors.". CBS Interactive. 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Collins, Anderson, Warren Named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Winners". Big 12 Conference. 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. March 8, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "State Farm Coaches All-America Awards Selected by the NABC". National Association of Basketball Coaches. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "USBWA Names 2008-09 All-Americans". United States Basketball Writers Association. March 16, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Sporting News 2008-09 College Basketball All-Americans". Sporting News. March 12, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Griffin, Hansbrough lead AP first team". ESPN. March 31, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Kansas Duo Leads Preseason All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Individual Honors". Big 12 Conference. October 8, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Kansas Is Unanimous Pick In Big 12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll". Big 12 Conference. October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Big 12 Looks For Third Straight Naismith Award With Eight On Preseason List". Big 12 Conference. October 29, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- Yanda, Steve (August 19, 2009). "Vasquez Named to Wooden Award Watch List". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Five Men’s Basketball Players On Midseason Wooden Award List". Big 12 Conference. January 4, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Five Men’s Basketball Standouts On Naismith Trophy Midseason List". Big 12 Conference. February 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Clemente and Collins Named To Bob Cousy Award Finalist List". Big 12 Conference. January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Four Men’s Basketball Players Named To Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist List". Big 12 Conference. February 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "2010 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. March 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Jayhawks Win Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Hoops Championship". Big 12 Conference. March 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "USBWA Names 2009-10 All-Americans". United States Basketball Writers Association. March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- Antonik, John (2010-04-01). "Men's Basketball: Butler 3rd Team All-American". MSNsportsNET.com. Retrieved 2010-04-01.
- "Kentucky freshman teammates lead All-America team". Sporting News. March 29, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
- "Five Men's Basketball Players on Sporting News All-America Team". Big 12 Conference. March 10, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Add FoxSports.com to Kansas Men's Basketball Postseason Accolades for 2009-10". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
- "Wall, Scheyer, Turner chosen to Wooden All-American team". Sports Network/CBS42. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- "2010 Wooden Award Ballot Sent to Voters". John R. Wooden Award. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- "Collins wins inaugural Lute Olsen award". Chicago Breaking Sports. 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
- "AT&T/NABC Guardians Of The Game Awards Show Wrapup" (PDF). National Association of Basketball Coaches. April 5, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- Thibodeaux, Corey (2010-04-07). "Collins wins Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award". University Daily Kansan. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
- "Ohio State’s Turner beats out KU’s Collins for Wooden Award". Kansas City Star. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-10.[dead link]
- "Draft NY10". NBA.com. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
- "Sherron Collins-Guard-Bobcats". NBA.com. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
- "Bobcats 85 (1-3, 1-2 away); Nets 83 (2-2, 2-2 home)". ESPN. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
- "Bobcats 91 (7-13, 3-8 away); 76ers 109 (6-14, 5-4 home)". ESPN. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
- Schroeder, Scott (2010-12-08). "Sherron Collins' Next Stop is D-League Red Claws". Fanhouse. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- "Bobcats recall G Collins from D-League". USA Today. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2010-12-23..
- "Sherron Collins #11 PG". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- "Cunningham, Przybilla, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
- "Collins not coming to Lietuvos Rytas after all?". LithuaniaBasketball.com. 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2012-04-01. "It appears that Sherron Collins might not be coming to Lithuania after all. Despite official reports from Lietuvos Rytas, that terms had been agreed, the club’s tone has taken a slight twist. “We have been proposed a new player and we are rather excited about the proposal. We haven’t made up our minds about Collins, with whom the contract isn’t signed yet. Everything will become clear this week,” said Martynas Purlys, the club’s General Manager. The new point guard will replace Khalid El-Amin, who got injured in Lietuvos Rytas’ last Euroleague game of the season against Caja Laboral."
- "Hacettepe Universitesi agreed with Sherron Collins". Eurobasket News. Eurobasket Inc. 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- Bedore, Gary (2011-08-17). "Former KU guard Collins to play pro ball in Turkey". KUSports.com. The World Company. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- Stinnette, Brian (2011-08-15). "Former Chicago Crane And Kansas Star Sherron Collins To Play In Turkey". ChicagoHoops.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- Bedore, Gary (2012-06-21). "So long, Chicago: Collins relocating to town". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Spurs Add Two To Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
- "Spurs Waive Guard Sherron Collins". NBA.com. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-10.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sherron Collins.|
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com, or NBA.com/dleague
- Sherron Collins NBA career statistics at databasebasketball.com
- Kansas bio
- NBA prospect ranking
- archives at Chicago Tribune
- Summer league stats