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Atlanta Hawks | #20 | Forward-Center











6'9" | 226lb | 24 years

Player Bio


Through 135 games (85 starts) across two seasons with the Hawks, holds career averages of 14.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg and 1.6 apg in 26.8 mpg • In 2017-18, named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 10.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.3 apg and 1.1 bpg in 24.1 mpg (.576 FG%, .340 3FG%, .715 FT%) in 74 contests (26 starts) • Ranked seventh in the NBA in FG%, 10th in Eff. FG% (.591), t25th in bpg and 33rd in rpg • Led NBA rookies in offensive rebounds (176), ranked second in FG% and bpg, third in rpg, fifth in double-doubles (11) and 11th in ppg • Scored in double-figures 40 times (including two 20-point outings) and had 17 double-digit rebounding nights • Averaged 11.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 2.0 apg (.580 FG%, .333 3FG%, .689 FT%) as a starter • Started for the first time in his career v/LAC (11/22), ending the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists in 38 minutes (7-9 FGs) • Made his NBA debut @Dal (10/18), finishing with 14 points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 22 minutes (6-10 FGs, 2-3 FTs) • Started and saw 23 minutes of action in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game (2/16) during All-Star Weekend tallying 11 points, three rebounds, two steals and one block (5-8 FGs, 1-2 FTs) • Missed six games (12/2-12/12) due to a left AC joint sprain and missed two games (3/20-3/22) due to a left ankle sprain.


A two-year letterman at Wake Forest with career averages of 13.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 1.2 bpg in 20.7 mpg (.601 FG%, .729 FT%) in 64 games (34 starts) • As a sophomore in 2016-17, averaged 19.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 1.6 bpg in 26.6 mpg (.622 FG%, .745 FT%) in 33 games (all starts) on his way to garnering All-ACC First Team and ACC Most Improved Player honors, as well as Second Team All-America recognition by the Basketball Times • Also named to the USBWA and NABC All-District Teams • Led the conference in FG% and 20-point/10-rebound games (10), while ranking second in rebounding and third in scoring in helping the Demon Deacons to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010 • Had a streak of 12 consecutive 20-point games, the longest by a Demon Deacon in four decades, while also becoming the first player with 600 points and 300 rebounds in a season since Tim Duncan in 1996-97 • Became the school’s 15th All-American (first since 2009-10) and the program’s first first-team All-ACC selection since 2004-05 • Saw action in all 31 games (one starting assignment) as a freshman in 2015-16 • Averaged 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.4 minutes (.547 FG% - tops on the team, .691 FT%).


Full name is John Martin Collins III • Nickname is “JC” • Son of Lyria Rissing-Collins, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force • Born September 23, 1997 in Layton, Utah • Member of 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team • Participated in the NBA Africa Game as part of Team World in August, 2018 • A 2015 graduate and three-year letterman at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, FL, where he was named 2014-15 Florida Class 4A Player of the Year, as well as Player of the Year by the Palm Beach Post, the Sun Sentinel and the Gatorade (Palm Beach) • Averaged 20.3 ppg and 10.2 rpg during his senior season