#4 Nick Collison

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Position: Forward-Center Born: 10/26/1980
School: Kansas Height: 6'-10"
Years: 7 Weight: 255


CAREER AVERAGES:
7.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg in 23.5 mpg (525 career games).

2010-11 SEASON AVERAGES:
7.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg in 23.5 mpg (525 career games).

2010-11:
Ranked 5th in the NBA in offensive fouls drawn…Scored in double figures six times, including back-to-back outings 3/4 at ATL and 3/6 vs. PHX...Pulled-down 10+ rebounds on three occasions...Started game a perfect 6-of-6 from the field en route to 13 points 3/25 vs. Minnesota…Recorded lone double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds during OT win at Philadelphia (3/9)… Pulled-in a team-high 10 rebounds 2/13 at Golden State…Set a season-high with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with a team-high nine rebounds 12/19 vs. Phoenix just one game after setting his previous season-high with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting during win vs. SAC (12/17).

NBA CAREER:
2009-10: Appeared in 75 games and averaged 5.9 points, 5.1rebounds, and .64 blocks in 20.8 minutes per contest… Scored in double-figures 13 times including outing vs. Denver (4/7) in which he led all reserves with 12 points on 4-7 FGs… Posted two double-doubles (10 points and 10 rebounds) vs. Dallas (1/15) and (11 points and 10 rebounds) at New Jersey (12/28)…Scored in double figures 2/26 vs. Minnesota as he converted 5-6 FG’s en route to 10 points…Hit game-winning free throws with 4.5 seconds remaining in OKC win vs. Utah (12/31)… Led all OKC reserves with 14 points on 5-8 FG’s at Denver (12/14)…After missing the previous four games due to injury (right knee), returned 12/2 vs. Philadelphia and led all OKC reserves with a season-high 18 points on 8-of-9 FG’s while pulling-down a team-high seven rebounds.
2008-09: Appeared in 71 games (40 starts)…Recorded 11 double-doubles...Scored 10 or more points 27 times...20 or more points three times...Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 14 times...Led or co-led team in rebounding 22 times...Season-high tying 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Portland on 2/6...Tied career-high five assists at San Antonio on 12/14...Tied career-high four blocks at Charlotte on 12/3...Five games on Inactive list...Missed 11 games due to injury/illness.
2007-08 (Seattle): Appeared in 78 games (35 starts)…Averaged career highs in points (9.8), rebounds (9.4) and assists (1.4)…Led or co-led the team in rebounding 41 times…Registered a team-high 23 double-doubles…Shot 50.2 percent (322-641) from the field (T-27th in NBA)…Tied career highs with 21 rebounds and five assists vs. Washington on 3/26…Blocked a career-high tying four shots at Charlotte on 11/17.
2006-07 (Seattle): One of three players on the team to appear in all 82 games (Wilcox and Wilkins), starting 56…Averaged 9.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.8 bpg and 29.0 mpg…Led team with 66 blocks…Averaged 8.1 rpg (T-18th in NBA)…Led or co-led the team in rebounding 33 times…Registered 18 double-doubles…Shot 50.0 percent (318-636) from the field (27th in NBA)…Posted career highs of 29 points and 21 rebounds at Phoenix on 1/9 to become the 10th player in franchise history to record a 20/20 game, and the 40th overall 20/20 game in team history…Registered 25 points and 13 rebounds vs. Utah on 1/12.
2005-06 (Seattle): Appeared in 66 games…Averaged 7.5 ppg and 5.6 prg…Led the team in rebounding 17 times…Registered eight double-doubles…Shot 52.5 percent (207-394) from the field…Recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds on 4/18 at Sacramento…Suffered a partially-torn plantar fascia in his left foot vs. Utah on 3/5 and missed the ensuing 14 games…Recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in his career with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Atlanta on 2/10 and 12 points and 11 rebounds at New Orleans/Oklahoma City on 2/8…Scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds at Toronto on 11/13.
2004-05 (Seattle): One of only two players on the team to appear in all 82 games (Ridnour)…Averaged 5.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg in 17.0 mpg…Shot 53.7 percent (190-354) from the field (1st among rookies)…Averaged 4.6 rpg (10th among rookies)…Scored in double figures 13 times…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds five times…Led or co-led the team in rebounds 15 times…Registered four double-doubles…Scored 16 points twice (vs. Golden State on 2/16 and vs. the Lakers on 4/8)…Grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Golden State on 2/16…Suffered a broken nose vs. Phoenix on 3/6.
2003-04 (Seattle): Missed entire rookie season due to surgery on both shoulders…Had successful left shoulder surgery on 10/14…Had successful surgery on his right shoulder on 2/13.

CAREER PLAYOFFS:
2010: Averaged 3.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in six first round playoff games versus the LA Lakers…
2005: Averaged 8.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg in 11 games…Shot 60.7 percent from the floor (37-61)… Scored a playoff-high 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Game 5 against Sacramento on 5/3.

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS:
2003 NCAA All-Final Four Team…NABC National Player of the Year…Associated Press First-Team All-America…John R. Wooden All-American Team…Basketball Times First-Team All-American…USBWA First-Team All-American…Big 12 Player of the Year (Coaches)…NABC First-Team All-American…First-Team All-Big 12 (AP and Coaches)…First-Team Academic All-Big 12…Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week…2002: Honorable Mention AP All-America…Big 12 All-Tournament Team…Second-team All-Big 12…2001: Second-team AP All-Big 12…First-team All-Big 12 (coaches)…Sporting News first-team All-Big 12…Second-team Academic All-Big 12…Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week…2000: Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (AP)…Big 12 All-Freshman Team…Two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week.

COLLEGE:
2002-03 (Senior season): Led Kansas to the NCAA title game against Syracuse…Averaged 18.5 ppg (2nd in Big 12), 10.0 rpg (3rd in Big 12, 18th in the nation) and 1.9 bpg…Totaled 702 points, the seventh highest single-season total in school history…Scored a career-high 33 points against Duke in the Jayhawks’ NCAA Sweet 16 win…Grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds vs. Texas
2001-02 (Junior season): Named to the All-Big 12 Academic Second Team…Averaged 15.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.2 bpg (1st in Big 12)…Shot 59.2 percent from the field (245-414)
2000-01 (Sophomore season): Averaged 14.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 1.6 bpg…Shot a career-high 59.7 percent from the field (187-313)
1999-2000 (Freshman season): Averaged 10.5 ppg and 6.9 rpg…Started every game with the exception of Senior Day.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Won two state basketball titles as his Iowa Falls team went 101-1 with Nick on the court and his father coaching… Averaged 21.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 2.5 steals and 2.4 assists per game…Participated in the McDonald’s All-America Game… Selected as a Parade second-team All-American…Co-winner of the Mr. Iowa Basketball award (along with eventual Kansas teammate Kirk Hinrich).

PERSONAL:
Full name is Nicholas John Collison…Served as a member of 2003 USA Basketball World Championship Team that participated in Puerto Rico…Father Dave coached on the high-school level for 23 years, including Nick’s team at Iowa Falls. Lists favorite movie as Anchorman and he says that if he could appear on any reality show it would be The Amazing Race.

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Media Day 2010: Nick Collison

Nick Collison speaks to the media during Thunder media day. Play 1:02

FIBA World Basketball Championship

Brian Davis speaks with Nick Collison about his teammates in the FIBA World Championship. Play 1:37

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