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Chris Collins

Chris Collins is a basketball player and coach from Northbrook, Illinois. He is currently the associate head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team and is the son of NBA coach Doug Collins.[1]

Collins awards in high school included Illinois Mr. Basketball, McDonald's All American, and McDonald's All American 3 point champion. After graduating from Glenbrook North he went on to play at Duke University. Collins received many honors for his play at Duke and was named to the All-ACC rookie team as a freshman in 1993. During his senior year, he was team captain, named Second Team All-ACC and also was awarded the Swett-Baylin Memorial Trophy, which is a trophy for Duke's MVP. He was the first player from Glenbrook North ever to play in college.

After graduating from Duke, he played professional basketball in Finland for two years. Collins returned to the United States and became an assistant coach in the WNBA for the Detroit Shock for one year and at Seton Hall for two years. In 2000, he returned to his alma mater at Duke as an assistant coach and was promoted to Associate Coach in the Summer of 2008.[2]

He was instrumental in Duke's signing of Jon Scheyer, a fellow Glenbrook North Mr. Basketball winner (2006), who, like Collins, had also considered attending Illinois.

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  • Biography at Duke University Men's Basketball
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