Full Name: Jason Jeffrey Collier
Position: Forward / Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 / 260
Birthdate: September 8, 1977 (Springfield, OH)
High School: Catholic Central HS (Springfield, OH)
College: Georgia Tech
Participated in NBA training camp with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2003. Played for the Houston Rockets in the NBA during the 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. In 2002-03, appeared in 13 games, averaging 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 8.0 minutes a contest. In 2001-02, appeared in 25 games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.6 minutes a contest. In 2000-01, appeared in 23 games, averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 9.7 minutes a contest. Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st round (#15 pick overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft. Draft rights traded to Houston.
Finished collegiate career at Georgia Tech after starting out at Indiana. In only two seasons at Georgia Tech, ranked 10th in school history in career scoring average (17.1 ppg), seventh in rebounding average (8.3 rpg) and 11th in total blocked shots (67). Earned Second Team All-ACC honors both seasons at Georgia Tech.
As a senior, averaged 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds. Led team in scoring and rebounding and was the first Yellow Jacket to ever lead the ACC in rebounding. Also ranked in the ACC Top 10 in scoring, field goal percentage and blocked shots. Paced the league with 12 double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points 11 times, with a season-high 29 points against UNC-Greensboro. Grabbed career-high 14 rebounds against Grambling State. Was named ACC Player of the Week after averaging 20.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in the Great Alaska Shootout, where he was also named to the All-Tournament team.
As a junior, averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Became eligible after the first six games of the season. Ranked sixth in the ACC in rebounding and blocked shots, and tenth in field goal percentage. Recorded 22 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in his Georgia Tech debut against Georgia. Scored career-high 30 points against Florida State. Registered 26 points against Duke, connecting on 4-for-5 three-point shots.
As a sophomore at Indiana, averaged 10.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Played first nine games of the season before deciding to transfer. Scored season-high 23 points in 24 minutes against Northeast Louisiana.
As a freshman, averaged 9.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Started 27 of 33 games. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring and second in rebounding and blocked shots. Was named All-Tournament at the Hoosier Classic. Earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors and was named a Third Team Freshman All-American by Basketball Times.