Know About John Collins; Stats, NBA, Weight, Height, Contract, Dating

Published Date: 04 Nov, 2019 Updated date: 16 Oct, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Among the promising young stars, who are firing up the NBA, John Collins is a mentionable name. The young player plays for the Atlanta Hawks in the power forward position.

John Collins staged his way into the grand league via the 2017 NBA Draft. Beforehand, he enjoyed a promising college career with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

John Collins Short Bio: Age, Height, Weight

The player of 23 years of age was born as John Martin Collins III on 23 September 1997 in Layton, Utah, the United States. He was raised up in a military family. John’s father, John Collins Jr. was in the Navy and his mother, Lyria Rissing-Collins was in the Air Force.

Because of his parents’ duty, he spent his early age in the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Turkey. He attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida. There, he commenced his amateur basketball career and later took it forward joining Wake Forest University.

Watch John Collins praising his mother and father’s military service (Video: John’s Instagram)

The basketball star stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 9 inches (2.06 m). Besides, he maintains a strong body psychics with a weight of 235 pounds (107 kg).

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NBA Career Stats, Contract

John Collins was picked 19th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2017 NBA Draft. Subsequently, on 1 July 2017, he penned a rookie-scaled contract with the team, which earns him $2,686,560 in the 2019/20 season. John appeared in all five preseason games for the Hawks where he recorded per-game averages of 7.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 19.2 minutes.


Catch John Collins’ NBA career stats (Picture: Basketball-Reference)

Later on 22 October 2017, in his third NBA game, he recorded his first career double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in a 116-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. After a praise-worthy beginning with the Hawks, he landed a career-high 35 points in a 121-101 win over the Chicago Bulls on 23 January 2019. Furthermore, John scored 20 points and recorded a career-high 25 rebounds in a 135-134 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the season finale.

However, on 5 November 2019, John tested positive for pralmorelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide 2 (GHRP-2). He was suspended by the NBA for 25 games without pay for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.

Is John Collins Dating?

There is less information regarding the personal life of the NBA star, John Collins. He seems to be completely focused on his professional basketball career and likes to stay away from dating and relationship affairs.

But, it looks like John is enjoying fatherhood now. On 27 July 2020, he posted a picture with a baby, referring to him as “My Man”. However, it is not cleared whether he had a baby.

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Some Interesting Facts About John Collins

  • John earned All-Summer League First Team honor during the 2017 NBA Summer League, which preceded his rookie season.
  • His career highlights include First-team All-ACC (2017), ACC Most Improved Player (2017), and NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018).
  • John considers Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant as his favorite players while growing up.
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