Don Collins

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Don Collins
Personal information
Born (1958-11-28) November 28, 1958 (age 60)
Toledo, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Scott (Toledo, Ohio)
College Washington State (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1980–1991
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 42, 7, 22, 18, 12
Career history
1980–1981 Atlanta Hawks
19811983 Washington Bullets
1983–1984 Golden State Warriors
1984–1985 Lancaster Lightning
1985 Washington Bullets
1985–1986 Baltimore Lightning
1986 Tampa Bay Thrillers
1986–1987 Tampa Bay Stars
1987 Rapid City Thrillers
1987 Milwaukee Bucks
1987–1991 CSP Limoges
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,983 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds 837 (2.8 rpg)
Assists 546 (1.8 apg)
Stats at

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 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. Collins played in 303 NBA games, for four teams, over six seasons, averaging just under 10 points per game for his career.

College career

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.


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

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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