Jason Collins

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Jason Collins
No. 98 – Boston Celtics
Center
Personal information
Born(1978-12-02) December 2, 1978 (age 33)
Northridge, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
High schoolHarvard-Westlake
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
CollegeStanford (1997–2001)
NBA Draft2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career2001–present
LeagueNBA
Career history
20012008New Jersey Nets
2008Memphis Grizzlies
2008–2009Minnesota Timberwolves
20092012Atlanta Hawks
2012–presentBoston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Jason Collins
No. 98 – Boston Celtics
Center
Personal information
Born(1978-12-02) December 2, 1978 (age 33)
Northridge, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
High schoolHarvard-Westlake
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
CollegeStanford (1997–2001)
NBA Draft2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career2001–present
LeagueNBA
Career history
20012008New Jersey Nets
2008Memphis Grizzlies
2008–2009Minnesota Timberwolves
20092012Atlanta Hawks
2012–presentBoston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jason Paul Collins (born December 2, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Collins attended Stanford University, where he was an All-American in 2000–01 and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on March 15, 2000. He finished his career ranked #1 in school history for field goal percentage (.608) and #5 in blocked shots (89).

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High school career

He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School, where his backup was actor Jason Segel.[1] Collins, playing alongside his twin brother, Jarron, won two California Interscholastic Federation state titles during his four-year career with a combined record of 123-10. Over those four years he broke the 31-year California rebounding record with over 1,500.[2][3]

Professional career

As a rookie along with Richard Jefferson, Collins played a significant role in the New Jersey Nets' first ever NBA Finals berth in 2002 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the 2002–03 NBA season Collins took over the starting center role for the Nets and helped the franchise back to the NBA Finals. Prior to the 2004–05 season, he signed a $25 million contract extension with New Jersey for five more years.

On February 4, 2008, Collins was traded along with cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies for Stromile Swift.[4] On June 26, 2008, Collins was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in an eight-player deal involving Kevin Love and O. J. Mayo.[5] After his contract expired at the end of the 2008-09 NBA season, the Timberwolves' management decided not to re-sign him. Collins signed with the Atlanta Hawks on September 2, 2009.[6] Collins re-signed with the Hawks in the 2010 offseason.[7]

Collins' twin brother, Jarron Collins, also played in the NBA, and was a teammate of Jason's at Stanford.[8]

On July 31, 2012, Collins signed an undisclosed deal with the Boston Celtics.[9]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2001–02New Jersey77918.3.421.500.7013.91.1.4.64.5
2002–03New Jersey816623.5.414.000.7634.51.1.6.55.7
2003–04New Jersey787828.5.424.000.7395.12.0.9.75.9
2004–05New Jersey808031.8.412.333.6566.11.3.9.96.4
2005–06New Jersey717026.7.397.250.5124.81.0.6.63.6
2006–07New Jersey807823.1.364.000.4654.0.6.5.52.1
2007–08New Jersey432315.9.426.000.3892.1.4.3.21.4
2007–08Memphis31315.7.508.000.5262.9.2.4.62.6
2008–09Minnesota312213.6.314.000.4642.3.4.3.41.8
2009–10Atlanta2404.8.348.000.000.6.2.1.1.7
2010–11Atlanta492812.1.4791.000.6592.1.4.2.22.0
2011–12Atlanta301010.3.400.000.4671.6.3.1.11.3
Career67546721.3.412.226.6453.9.9.5.53.8

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2002New Jersey17013.4.364.000.6582.4.4.3.32.9
2003New Jersey202026.5.363.000.8366.3.9.6.65.9
2004New Jersey111124.2.368.000.7504.01.5.3.93.6
2005New Jersey4432.0.235.000.3756.5.3.5.02.8
2006New Jersey111127.5.360.000.5915.0.3.4.22.8
2007New Jersey121227.4.571.000.3643.3.2.6.22.3
2010Atlanta303.3.600.000.0001.7.0.0.02.0
2011Atlanta12913.2.643.000.3751.4.1.4.21.8
2012Atlanta5417.0.545.000.0002.4.0.2.02.4
Career957121.4.400.000.6773.8.5.4.43.3

References

  1. ^ "Fastbreak to Silver Screen". Daily News of Los Angeles. October 30, 1996. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LA&p_theme=la&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EF77098E8A329AA&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 
  2. ^ "Jarron Collins". Stanford University. http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/collins_jarron00.html. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Boys Basketball". Los Angeles Daily News. March 31, 1997. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LA&p_theme=la&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EF7C1B58F993F9D&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 
  4. ^ Grizzlies acquire center Jason Collins from Nets
  5. ^ Bulls go for Rose over Beasley in NBA draft; Mayo, Love swap places
  6. ^ Hawks sign C Jason Collins. September 2, 2009. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  7. ^ ATLANTA HAWKS RE-SIGN JASON COLLINS
  8. ^ Jarron Collins. USA Today. Retrieved on October 26, 2009.
  9. ^ Celtics Sign Jason Collins. NBA. Retrieved on July 31, 2012.

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