Don Collins

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Don Collins
Personal information
Born (1958-11-28) November 28, 1958 (age 61)
Toledo, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolScott (Toledo, Ohio)
CollegeWashington State (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1980–1991
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number42, 7, 22, 18, 12
Career history
1980–1981Atlanta Hawks
19811983Washington Bullets
1983–1984Golden State Warriors
1984–1985Lancaster Lightning
1985Washington Bullets
1985–1986Baltimore Lightning
1986Tampa Bay Thrillers
1986–1987Tampa Bay Stars
1987Rapid City Thrillers
1987Milwaukee Bucks
1987–1991CSP Limoges
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,983 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds837 (2.8 rpg)
Assists546 (1.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Donald Collins (born November 28, 1958) is an American former professional basketball player. Collins was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, in the first round (18th pick), of the 1980 NBA draft. Collins played in 303 National Basketball Association (NBA) games for four teams, over six seasons, averaging just under 10 points per game for his career.

College career[edit]

Collins, a 6'6" tallScott High School standout, was selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Year, after averaging 23 points per game for Washington State University, in 1980.

USBL and CBA[edit]

Collins starred in basketball minor leagues, averaging more than 30 points per game, in the United States Basketball League (USBL). A member of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA's) 50th Anniversary Team, Collins is regarded as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of minor league basketball.

Collins had two 63-point scoring games in the minor leagues, both in 1986: In the CBA, as a member of the Baltimore Lightning, against the Detroit Spirits; and in the USBL, as a member of the Tampa Bay Flash, against the Jersey Jammers.

That same year, as a member of the Tampa Bay Thrillers, Collins earned MVP honors at the CBA All-Star Game. Collins and head coach Bill Musselman, led the Thrillers to three consecutive CBA titles.

Professional career[edit]

Collins also spent several seasons playing professionally overseas, in France for CSP Limoges and Rupella La Rochelle, and in Switzerland, for Pully and Cossonay.

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