Thursday, December 09, 2010

Red Claws get Collins from Bobcats

The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that the Charlotte Bobcats have assigned rookie point guard Sherron Collins to the team. Collins, 23, will join the team in Erie tomorrow where he is expected to be in the lineup for the Red Claws’ two-game set against the BayHawks Friday and Saturday night.

The 5-11, 205 lb. Collins has seen limited action with the Bobcats this season, averaging 0.3 points in just over two minutes of play per game. He was signed by the Bobcats August 6 after averaging 12.5 points and 2.8 assists in four games for Charlotte at the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League in Orlando, shooting .556 from the field (20-36) and .615 from beyond the three-point line (8-13), the best percentage of any player with more than six attempts.

As a senior at the University of Kansas last season, Collins was named Consensus First Team All-America, while also receiving the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation’s top player 6-feet-or-under and the inaugural Lute Olson Player of the Year Award, which is presented to the nation’s top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team.

During his four years at Kansas, Collins was named First Team All-Big 12 as a junior and senior, Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a senior and Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore. A member of Kansas’ 2008 national championship team, Collins is the winningest player in school history with 130 victories, having helped the Jayhawks to four straight Big 12 regular-season championships and three Big 12 Tournament titles. One of only two players in school history to record at least 1,800 points and at least 500 assists, Collins finished his career fifth on Kansas’ all-time scoring list (1,888 points) and seventh on the all-time assists list (552).

Collins will wear #11 for the Red Claws. He is the second Bobcats player assigned to the Red Claws, following center Alexis Ajinca who spent a majority of the 2009-10 season with the team.




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