Errick McCollum

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Errick McCollum
Errick McCollum 3 - Anadolu Efes S.K. 20171215 (cropped).jpg
McCollum with Andolu Efes, 2017
No. 6 – UNICS Kazan
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
LeagueVTB United League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1988-01-22) January 22, 1988 (age 31)
Canton, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High schoolGlenOak (Canton, Ohio)
CollegeGoshen (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Elitzur Netanya
2011–2012Hapoel Kfar Saba
2012–2013Apollon Patras
2013–2014Panionios
2014–2015Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2015–2016Galatasaray
2016–2017Beikong Fly Dragons
2017Galatasaray
2017–2018Anadolu Efes
2018–presentUNICS
Career highlights and awards

Errick "E" Lane McCollum II[1] (born January 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player Kazan Unics the VTB United League and the EuroCup. He played college basketball for Goshen. At a height of 1.88 m (6'2"),[2] he plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

High school[edit]

McCollum attended GlenOak High School, in Canton, Ohio, from 2002 to 2006, where he played with current NBA center, and former Ohio State Buckeye, Kosta Koufos. In 2006, McCollum was joined on the team's varsity squad by his younger brother, then a freshman, C.J. McCollum.

College career[edit]

McCollum played college basketball at Goshen College from 2006 to 2010. He graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,789 points.[3] He was named an NAIA DII All-American in all 4 years at Goshen College. He was also named a First Team NAIA Division II All-American in his senior season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Israel[edit]

McCollum started his pro career in 2010, with the Israeli Premier League club Elitzur Netanya.[5] He spent the 2011–12 season with the Israel 2nd Division club Hapoel Kfar Saba.

Greece[edit]

McCollum played with the Greek League club Apollon Patras, during the 2012–13 season. He joined the Greek club Panionios, for the 2013–14 season.[6] During the 2013–14 season, he led both the Greek League and the 2nd tier European competition, the EuroCup, in scoring.

China[edit]

In July 2014, McCollum joined the Denver Nuggets' summer league squad, for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7]

In the summer of 2014, McCollum signed a one-year deal with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[8] On January 30, 2015, he set the new single game scoring record in the Chinese Basketball Association, with 82 points scored in one game. McCollum also added 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the same game, but his team, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, lost the game to the Guangdong Southern Tigers, by a score of 129-119.[9]

Turkey[edit]

On September 5, 2015, McCollum signed a one-year deal to play in Turkey, with the Turkish club Galatasaray, of the European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup.[10] In the 2015–16 EuroCup season, he was named to the All-EuroCup First Team, and selected the EuroCup MVP.[11][12] McCollum's team, Galatasaray, eventually won the season's EuroCup championship.

Return to China[edit]

On August 1, 2016, McCollum signed with the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[13] He led the CBA league in scoring, for the second time.[14]

Return to Turkey[edit]

On March 8, 2017, McCollum returned to Turkey for a second stint, signing with Galatasaray for the remainder of the Turkish Super League 2016–17 season.[15]

On July 14, 2017, McCollum signed with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes, of the European-wide top-tier level, the EuroLeague, for the 2017–18 season.[16] On November 14, 2017, McCollum recorded 31 points, shooting 8-of-11 from 3-point range, along with four rebounds and three assists in a 92–72 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was subsequently named EuroLeague Round 7 MVP.[17] On June 28, 2018, McCollum and Efes officially parted ways.

Russia[edit]

On September 21, 2018, McCollum signed with the Russian team Unics Kazan for the 2018–19 season.[18]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

McCollum has also competed with Overseas Elite in The Basketball Tournament. He was a point guard on the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 teams that all won the championship game of the winner-take-all tournament. In 2017, McCollum averaged 13.7 PPG during the tournament. [19]

In TBT 2018, McCollum played six games. He averaged 13.2 PPG, 2.8 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per game. Overseas Elite reached the championship game and played Eberlein Drive, winning 70-58 for their fourth consecutive TBT Title. McCollum was then named a member of TBT's 2018 All-Tournament Team.

Personal[edit]

McCollum's younger brother, C. J. McCollum, is a professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.

College awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Errick Lane MCCOLLUM II.
  2. ^ McCOLLUM, ERRICK HEIGHT: 1.88.
  3. ^ Goshen College Athletics men's basketball record book.
  4. ^ 2009-10 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-America Teams Announced.
  5. ^ CantonRep.com GlenOak's McCollum heads to Israel for basketball career.
  6. ^ Sportando.net Errick McCollum moves to Panionios.
  7. ^ NBA.com 2014 Nuggets Summer League Roster.
  8. ^ GoshenNews.com Former GC basketball star signs deal in China.
  9. ^ Errick McCollum's 82 point game in China, new scoring record in CBA.
  10. ^ Errick McCollum Galatasaray’da (in Turkish).
  11. ^ 2015-16 All-Eurocup First, Second teams announced.
  12. ^ 2015-16 Eurocup MVP: Errick McCollum, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul.
  13. ^ North Control adds McCollum to their roster, ex Galatasaray.
  14. ^ CBA联赛球员个人技术统计排行榜/场均 16–17 (in Chinese).
  15. ^ Errick McCollum signed with Galatasaray.
  16. ^ Efes gets scoring ace McCollum.
  17. ^ "Round 7 MVP: Errick McCollum, Anadolu Efes Istanbul". EuroLeague.net. November 14, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Unics Kazan signs Errick McCollum". Sportando.basketball. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Individual payouts for Overseas Elite | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28.

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