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Mardy Collins
Full Name: Maurice Rodney Collins
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 220
Birthdate: August 4, 1984 (Philadelphia)
High School: Simon Gratz HS (Philadelphia)
College: Temple
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Temple
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 34 34 153 414 .370 56 83 .675 45 151 .298 99 87 65 8 407 12.0
2003-04 29 29 171 454 .377 61 102 .598 47 162 .290 143 75 51 4 450 15.5
2004-05 30 29 192 462 .416 94 146 .644 48 174 .276 177 109 85 11 526 17.5
2005-06 32 32 202 468 .432 90 151 .596 42 137 .307 150 127 89 6 536 16.8
Totals 125 124 718 1798 .399 301 482 .624 182 624 .292 569 398 290 29 1919 15.4

Career Highlights: Finished career as fourth-leading scorer in school history (1,919 points). Also ranks second all-time at Temple for career steals (290) and field goals made (718). Led Owls to four NIT appearances.

Senior (2005-06): AP All-America Honorable Mention. All-Atlantic 10 and All-Philadelphia Big 5 First Team. NABC All-District First Team and USBWA All-District Second Team selection. Named to A-10 All-Defensive Team and A-10 All-Tournament Team. Ranked ninth nationally in steals (2.8 spg) and finished second in A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.95-to-1), fourth in scoring (16.8 ppg) and eighth in field goal percentage (.432). Scored in double figures in 27 of 32 games, including a season-high 28 in win over Xavier. Hit career-high seven three-pointers at Rhode Island. Scored game-high 26 points vs. Duke. Dished career-high 12 assists to go along with team-high 25 points in win over Maryland.

Junior (2004-05): All-Atlantic 10 and All-Philadelphia Big 5 First Team. NABC and USBWA All-District First Team. Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team. Topped A-10 and ranked 10th nationally in steals (2.83 spg), and finished third in conference in scoring (17.5 ppg) and eighth in assists (3.6 apg). Scored double figures in 29 games. Scored 25 points vs. Wake Forest, 23 points at Duke and season-high 29 points at Duquesne. Made career-high nine steals at South Carolina, second best total in A-10 history.

Sophomore (2003-04): All-Philadelphia Big 5 Second team. Ranked second on team and 11th in A-10 in scoring (15.5 ppg). Scored in double figure in 25 games. Tallied career-high 30 points in double-OT win vs. UMass, playing all 50 minutes. Had six 20-point games on season and played every minute in 18 of 29 contests. Finished fourth on squad in rebounding (4.9 rpg.), and second in assists (75) and steals (51). Finished sixth in A-10 in steals (1.76 spg). Grabbed career-high nine rebounds vs. No. 2 Saint Joseph’s.

Freshman (2002-03): Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team. Started and played every game as a freshman, averaging 12.0 points and 2.9 rebounds. Scored in double figures in 15 of last 17 games.

Strengths: Great size for the point guard position. Sees the floor and plays under control. Extremely durable, oftentimes playing the full 40 minutes in college, and is a solid defender.

Personal: Engaged to former Temple women’s basketball player Ari Moore. They are parents of one-month old son, Madden.