COACHES

Nick Collison # 4
POSITION
Center/Forward
HEIGHT
6-10
WEIGHT
255 lbs
COLLEGE/CLASS
Kansas '03
DRAFTED
Sonics '03 - 1(12)
BIRTHDATE
10/26/80
By the time he was drafted by the Sonics, Nick Collison had already become a basketball legend during his four-year career at Kansas University. Picked by the Associated Press as First Team All-America and the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year as a senior, Collison averaged 18.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game that season while leading Kansas to the NCAA title game. He had 19 points and 21 rebounds in that game, but Syracuse pulled out an 81-78 victory to deny the Jayhawks. Expected to contribute immediately, Collison saw his rookie season delayed when he underwent surgery on both shoulders that cost him the entire 2003-04 season. He returned to the court in 2004-05 and provided the Sonics solid performance off the bench as a rookie. Collison signed a multi-year contract extension on Oct. 31, 2006 and started 56 games during the 2006-07 seaqson, recording 18 double-doubles. His 29-point, 21-rebound game at Phoenix on Jan. 9, 2007 made him the 10th member of the Sonics 20-20 club.
Player Headlines
January 22, 2008
January Proving Collison's Month
December 13, 2007
Collison Adds Midrange to His Game
October 19, 2007
Collison, Wilcox Give Sonics Depth at Power Forward
August 13, 2007
Collison Added to National Team Roster
January 24, 2007
Collison Comfortable at Center
December 7, 2006
Collison Thriving in Starting Role
October 31, 2006
Collison Signs Extension With Sonics
October 9, 2006
Real Collison Poised to Return
March 7, 2006
Injury Frustrating For Collison
March 6, 2006
Collison Partially Tears Plantar Fascia
October 31, 2005
Collison and Ridnour: Their Time is Now
October 6, 2005
Sonics Exercise Options on Collison and Ridnour
June 1, 2005
2004-05 Review: Nick Collison
June 1, 2005
Collison 04-05 Photo Gallery
March 17, 2005
NCAA Tournament Q&A: Nick Collison
January 10, 2005
Collison: Making the Adjustment
June 7, 2004
Collison Working His Way Back to the Court
January 13, 2004
Collison Gets Ready For Next Season
November 25, 2003
KU to Retire Collison's Jersey
October 17, 2003
2003-04 Preview: Nick Collison
October 4, 2003
Collison to Undergo Surgery
September 24, 2003
Sonics Q&A: Nick Collison
July 8, 2003
Sonics Sign Collison
June 30, 2003
Collison's and Ridnour's Parallel Tracks Intersect
June 26, 2003
Sonics Fill Needs With Collison and Ridnour
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