Mardy Collins

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Mardy Collins
Mardy Collins 2007 preseason.jpg
Collins in 2007.
Free Agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1984-08-04) August 4, 1984 (age 34)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolSimon Gratz
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeTemple (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career2006–present
Career history
20062008New York Knicks
20082010Los Angeles Clippers
2011Bornova Belediye
2011Jiangsu Dragons
2011–2012Los Angeles D-Fenders
2012–2013Maccabi Ashdod
2013Guaros de Lara
2013Sutor Montegranaro
2014Olympiacos
2014–2015Turów Zgorzelec
2015–2016SIG Strasbourg
2016–2018Lokomotiv Kuban
2018–2019SIG Strasbourg
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Maurice Rodney "Mardy" Collins (born August 4, 1984) is an American professional basketball player, who lastly played for SIG Strasbourg of the LNB Pro A. He completed his college basketball career at Temple University, and was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 29th pick of the first round of the 2006 NBA draft. Collins played for the Knicks for two seasons and then played for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2008 to 2010. Since 2011, Collins has played in various international leagues.

High school career[edit]

Collins attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, as did NBA players Aaron McKie and Rasheed Wallace.

College career[edit]

Scouts were impressed by Collins' defense and team play, he totaled 89 steals for his 2005–06 season at Temple University, primarily by stepping into passing lanes. He also averaged 16.9 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game.

Professional career[edit]

New York Knicks[edit]

In 52 games played during the 2006–2007 season, Collins averaged 4.5 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. However, in the final ten games of the season, when he played a substantially higher number of minutes than previously in the season, he averaged 14.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.9 steals.[1]

On December 16, 2006, during the fourth quarter of a game between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, Collins committed a hard foul against Nuggets guard J. R. Smith. The ensuing confrontation resulted in a brawl, after which ten players were ejected.[2] Collins received a six-game suspension.[3]

He played a career-high 51 minutes on April 7, 2007 against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 19 points in addition to 12 rebounds, 8 assists, and 5 steals.[4]

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

On November 21, 2008, Collins and Zach Randolph were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley.[5]

Los Angeles D-Fenders[edit]

Collins became a member of the Los Angeles D-Fenders on December 28, 2011.[6]

International career[edit]

On January 17, 2011, Collins signed a one-year contract with the Turkish League team Bornova Belediye.[7] In November 2012, he joined the Israeli team Maccabi Ashdod[8] In May 2013, he signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan League.[9] On August 26, 2013, he signed with Sutor Montegranaro of the Italian League.[10]

On January 1, 2014, he signed a contract with the then reigning back-to-back EuroLeague champions, Olympiacos of the Greek League, until the end of the season.[11] Over 14 EuroLeague games, in which he played as a bench player, he averaged 2.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.

On September 26, 2014, he signed a contract with the Polish team Turów Zgorzelec, following the departure of Christian Eyenga from the team.[12]

For the 2015–16 season, Collins signed with Strasbourg IG.[13]

On July 27, 2016, Collins signed with PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban, for the 2016–17 season.[14] On August 17, 2017, he re-signed with Lokomotiv for one more season.[15]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT)[edit]

In the summer of 2017, Collins competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for the City of Gods. In their first-round matchup, Collins registered 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the City of Gods' 88-86 loss to Gael Nation, a team composed of Iona College basketball alum. Collins also competed in TBT during 2015; that summer, Collins played one game for TYGTAL and totaled 18 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games 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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New York 52 9 14.9 .382 .277 .585 2.0 1.6 .6 .1 4.5
2007–08 New York 46 8 13.8 .326 .250 .605 1.6 1.9 .5 .2 3.2
2008–09 New York 9 0 8.3 .348 .000 .444 .9 1.1 .2 .0 2.2
2008–09 L.A. Clippers 39 14 20.9 .433 .464 .649 2.5 2.6 .7 .3 5.9
2009–10 L.A. Clippers 43 0 10.9 .367 .235 .619 1.2 1.0 .5 .0 2.6
Career 189 31 14.7 .380 .299 .599 1.8 1.7 .6 .1 3.9

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Olympiacos 14 0 8.5 .324 .333 .750 1.6 1.1 .3 .1 2.1 1.6
2014–15 Turów 8 6 30.1 .418 .231 .524 4.4 3.9 1.9 .3 12.4 12.9
Career 22 6 16.3 .393 .250 .560 2.6 2.1 .9 .1 5.8 5.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rookie Rankings". nba.com. July 1, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "Game recap". espn.com. December 17, 2006. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  3. ^ "Suspensions total 47 games from Knicks-Nuggets fight". espn.com. December 20, 2006. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  4. ^ "Game boxscore". nba.com. April 7, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  5. ^ "Clippers Acquire Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins From Knicks". NBA.com. November 21, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2008.
  6. ^ http://www.nba.com/dleague/losangeles/111228_acquire_mardycollins.html
  7. ^ "Former NBA player Mardy Collins joins Bornova". Eurobasket. January 17, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Maccabi Ashdod signs Mardy Collins, Mike Hall
  9. ^ "Mardy Collins joins Guaros de Lara". Court-side.com. May 21, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  10. ^ "Sutor Montegranaro officially sign Mardy Collins". Sportando.net. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  11. ^ "Olympiacos announced Mardy Collins". Sportando.net. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "PGE Turow announces Mardy Collins". euroleague.net (September 26, 2014). Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  13. ^ SIG Strasbourg announces Mardy Collins
  14. ^ Mardy Collins inks with Lokomotiv Kuban
  15. ^ Lokomotiv Kuban re-signs Mardy Collins
  16. ^ https://www.mystatsonline.com/basket/visitor/league/card/card_basket.aspx?IDLeague=43627&IDPlayer=332185

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