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  Jason Collins
Jason Collins

Player Profile

North Hollywood, Ca

High School:

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 260



Stanford: Tough luck hampered his career during his first two seasons at Stanford, but he enjoyed an injury-free season in 1999-00 ... Two years ago (1997-98) as a freshman, a knee injury prevented Jason from participating in his initial season at Stanford ... A medical redshirt was given to allow him to play four more seasons at Stanford ... However, a dislocated right wrist seven games into the 1998-99 season sidelined him for the rest of the year ... When healthy, Jason gives the Cardinal another dominant front-line player ... An inside, back-to-the-basket type of player ... Jason and his twin brother, Jarron, complement each other in a high-low situation ... Possesses very soft hands and a better-than-advertised jump shot ... Along with twin brother Jarron, the most visible, and the most highly rated players that Stanford Basketball has ever recruited, according to Cardinal head coach Mike Montgomery.

1999-00 Season (Redshirt Freshman):Named Honorable Mention All Pac-10 Freshman team ... Healthy and highly productive this year after suffering various ailments the last two years ... Played 607 minutes, easily surpassing his previous two-year total of 104 minutes (1997-98, 1998-99 seasons) ... Averaged 8.3 points and 6.1 rebounds (#3 on the Cardinal, #14 in the Pac-10) per game ... Scored in double figures in 13 games ... Had four double-doubles (points-rebounds) ... Grabbed ten or more rebounds in six games ... Shot a team-leading .622 from the floor, fifth-best for a single season at Stanford ... Helped lead the Cardinal to victory in his first career start with a season-high 18 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and a steal against Iowa (1/22/99) in the championship game of the Coaches vs Cancer Tournament in New York City ... Moved into the starting lineup for eleven games with the hamstring injury to Mark Madsen ... Tallied 17 points (5-for-6 from the floor, 7-for-8 from the free throw line) vs Washington (1/27/00) ... Turned in 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against Sacramento State (12/18/99) ... Grabbed 12 rebounds against Duke (11/11/99) ... Collected 12 points, ten rebounds and a block against Auburn (11/27/99) ... Turned in 12 points (5-for-6 from the floor) and ten rebounds against California (2/19/00) ... Led the team lead in blocks with 43 (#5 in the Pac-10 at 1.4 per game), tied for the freshman school record ... Recorded a career-high four blocks against Duke (11/11/99) and Oregon (2/10/00) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his efforts in helping the Cardinal to a 5-0 season start.

1998-99 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Became the second Stanford basketball player in school history to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated ... Appeared on the March Madness cover (March 15) ... Arthur Lee was the first player to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated (pre-season issue) ... Suffered a dislocated right wrist against George Washington (12/7/98) which ended his season after seven games ... With 12:48 to play in the game, he drove to the basket, made the shot, was fouled and fell hard to the floor ... He braced his fall with his right hand ... Jason was unable to make the free throw to complete the three-point play ... Jason had been a key player off the bench, averaging 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... Jason had been averaging 12.7 minutes per game ... Scored a season-high nine points against Southwest Missouri State (11/20/98).

1997-98 Season (Freshman): A medical redshirt was given to Jason after he suffered a left knee injury (frayed meniscus cartilage) during practice on Nov. 26 in Hilo, Hawai'i ... Arthoscopic surgery was performed on Dec. 10, 1997, and another surgical procedure was performed on Feb. 20, 1998 ... Played in one game, the season opener against USD (11/18/97) in which he scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds in 15 minutes.

High School: During his junior and senior seasons, helped lead Harvard-Westlake to a 66-4 record, including a pair of state titles (Division III) ... During his senior season, Harvard-Westlake chalked up a 36-1 record, earned a #1 ranking among all teams in the state of California, with the Wolverines beating traditional powerhouses Mater Dei, Artesia and Westchester in tournament play during the regular season ... Several national polls ranked Harvard-Westlake among the Top-10 teams in the country ... Harvard-Westlake chalked up his second straight title in Jason's senior season with an 80-50 victory over Hillsdale of Anaheim ... During his senior season, averaged 20.2 points and 14.1 rebounds per game ... Shot 72 percent from the floor ... Finished his high school career with 2,379 points and 1,500 rebounds ... Cal-Hi Sports magazine ranked Harvard-Westlake the top team in the state of California, and USA Today pegged the Wolverines #4 in the nation at season's end ... Jason, was a Parade magazine All-American along with his brother ... Jason and his brother played in the prestigious McDonald's All-Star game ... Earned first team all-state honors and Division III Player of the Year honors from Cal-Hi Sports magazine ... During his junior season, earned state, division and league co-Player of the Year honors along with his brother Jarron, averaging 20.2 points, 14.6 rebounds, four blocks and 2.8 assists per game ... Shot 71 percent from the floor ... Voted to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best of the West" team ... During the summer of 1997, was a starter for the California state squad at the prestigious Boston Shootout ... Also played at the Nike All-American Summer Camp, featuring the top 150 high school players in the nation.

Cardinal Chronicle: An Honors student at Harvard-Westlake who was active in weekend community service projects ... Chosen to honor Harvard-Westlake alumnus and astronaut Sally Ride in a school assembly ... Jason's favorite subject is history, while Jarron's is astronomy ... Jarron and Jason were born eight minutes apart ... Jason is the older of the two ... Jason and his brother's jerseys were retired at an awards ceremony in the Harvard-Westlake gymnasium after their senior season, generating a standing ovation from the audience of more than 1,000 ... While in high school, he was a counselor at Michael Jordan's summer camp in Santa Barbara and played in pickup games with Jordan at day's end ... Jason and Jarron are one of eleven sets of brothers playing Division I basketball ... The others, according to Mike Lageschulte at the University of Utah, are Donald & Marcus Fleming at Alcorn State, Chris & J.P. Spatola at Army, Gabriel & Solomon Hughes at California, Brett & Tom Starkey at Denver, Jarvis & Jonas Hayes at Georgia, Dan & Jon Champagne at Oakland, Joe & Jon Crispin at Penn State, Ivan & Rolando Howell at South Carolina, Britton & Jeff Johnsen at Utah, and Del Baker & Vincent Yarbrough (half-brothers) at Tennessee.

Record Book

Career Blocks
1. Tim Young, 1994-99, 167
12. Jason Collins, 1997-, 46

Single Season Blocked Shots (Freshman)
1. Tim Young, 1994-95, 43
1. Jason Collins, 1999-00, 43

Single Season Field Goal Percentage
1. John Revelli, 1982-83, .671
5. Jason Collins, 1999-00, .622

Single Season Blocked Shots
1. Tim Young, 1996-97, 50
2. Jason Collins, 1999-00, 43
2. Tim Young, 1994-95, 43

Career Bests

18, Iowa 11/12/99
17, Washington 1/27/00
14, Sacramento State 12/18/99
14, Washington State 1/29/00
14, USC 3/2/00

13, Sacramento State 12/18/99
12, Duke 11/11/99
12, Iowa 11/12/99
10, Auburn 11/27/99
10, California 2/19/00
10, UCLA 3/4/00

3, California 2/19/00
2, New Hampshire 12/29/99
2, Davidson 12/30/99
1, 13 times

1, Maryland 12/6/98
1, Iowa 11/12/99
1, Georgia Tech 12/11/99
1, Sacramento State 12/18/99
1, New Hampshire 12/29/99
1, South Carolina State 3/17/00

Blocked Shots
4, Duke 11/11/99
4, Oregon 2/10/00
3, Mississippi State 12/21/99
3, USC 2/5/00
3, Oregon State 2/12/00

34, Iowa 11/12/99
32, Georgia Tech 12/11/99
28, Auburn 11/27/99
27, Mississippi State 12/21/99
24, Sacramento State 12/18/99
24, Arizona 1/8/00

YearGP-GSFG-FGAPct.3P3PAPct.FT-FTAPctO-D Reb/AvgPts.Avg.HighAstBlkStlMin

Jason Collins - Year-by-Year

YearGp-GsFg-FgaPct 3p-3pa PctFt-FtaPctRebPtsAstBlkStlMin
at UCSB1-11-3.3330-0.0002-4.5004402117
CS Bakersfield1-12-21.0000-0.0006-7.85761011020
=Georgia Tech1-13-8.3750-0.0004-5.80051012132
Sacramento State1-14-5.8000-0.0006-7.857131414124
%Mississippi St1-14-41.0000-0.0002-4.50021013027
&New Hampshire1-14-41.0000-0.0001-2.5006922117
*Arizona State1-13-31.0000-0.0003-31.0004901013
*at Oregon State1-01-2.5000-0.0001-2.5003300014
*at Oregon1-04-6.6670-0.0000-2.0002811017
*at California1-02-4.5000-0.0006-61.00071000018
*Washington St1-06-61.0000-0.0002-3.66741402015
*at UCLA1-02-21.0000-0.0000-1.0008411021
*at USC1-02-6.3330-0.0001-3.3339503020
*Oregon State1-01-11.0000-0.0000-1.0003203016
*at Washington St1-01-2.5000-0.0005-9.5562710017
*at Washington1-03-5.6000-0.0001-2.5002700010
*at Arizona1-00-4.0000-0.0002-21.0005200018
*at Arizona State1-00-2.0000-0.0002-4.5006201020
^S. Carolina State1-02-21.0000-0.0001-4.2507501117
^North Carolina1-02-3.6670-0.0000-0.0003400015

#Coaches vs Cancer Tournament
+John Wooden Classic
=Delta Airlines Classic for Kids
%Pete Newell Classic
&Stanford Invitational
^NCAA Tournament

YearGp-GsFg-FgaPct3p-3paPctFt-FtaPctRebPtsAstBlkStlMin 1998-99
UC Davis1-01-2.5000-0.0002-6.3336410017
+SW Missouri St1-04-5.8000-0.0001-2.5002910015
+at St. John's1-01-2.5000-0.0000-0.0003200011
+North Carolina1-01-2.5000-0.0001-2.5003301015
=G. Washington1-02-21.0000-0.0001-11.000350005

+Pre-Season NIT
=BB&T Classic
&Pete Newell Challenge
#Stanford Invitational
^NCAA Tournament