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J.D.
Collins
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: G

Biography

At West Virginia: A senior guard who is the Mountaineers’ floor leader ... strong player with solid defensive skills ... a total team player ... shows exceptional dedication ... excellent ball-handling skills ... solid decision making ... plays with a lot of competitive spirit and enthusiasm ... signed with the Mountaineers during the spring of 2002 ... Coach John Beilein’s first recruit at West Virginia ... ranks 15th in career assists at WVU (277) ... (2004-05): averaged 3.8 points per game ... dished out 114 assists on the season ... started all but two games and averaged 24.2 minutes per contest ... scored nine points at Duquesne ... two points and five assists at LSU ... four assists against Radford ... six points and three assists against St. Bonaventure ... three points and four assists against Coppin State ... scored six points on two three-pointers against James Madison ... three points and three assists against New Hampshire ... five points at NC State ... suffered an ankle injury at the 7:25 mark in the first half at Villanova ... did not start against St. John’s due to injury, played eight minutes ... started and had two points against Boston College ... scored five points against Notre Dame ... five points at Syracuse ... scored six points at Providence ... two points against Providence ... scored his only points against St. John’s on a game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds remaining ... scored six points against Seton Hall ... five points and five assists at Pitt ... six points, five assists and four rebounds against Providence in BIG EAST tournament ... seven points and five assists against Boston College in BIG EAST tournament ... 10 points and six assists against Villanova in BIG EAST tournament ... (NCAA Tournament): seven points and seven assists vs. Creighton ... career-high 12 points and six assists against Wake Forest ... 11 points and five assists against Louisville ... (2003-04): played in all 31 games as a sophomore, starting 26 of them ... started the last 16 games ... averaged 4.1 points per game as a sophomore ... averaged 23.7 minutes per game ... career-high 10 points against Notre Dame in the BIG EAST tournament ... had nine points in back-to-back games against Duquesne and IUPUI ... shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from three-point range ... had three three-pointers in the IUPUI game ... had season highs of seven assists against Saint Louis and Providence ... had four steals in the Villanova game ... had seven points in the NIT against Rhode Island ... finished sixth in the BIG EAST in assist to turnover ratio ... averaged 3.5 points in the 2004 European tour ... had 11 points in the final game of the tour against FC Baunach, a club team from Germany ... (2002-03): started all 29 games for the Mountaineers as a true freshman ... averaged 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... only committed 27 turnovers in 770 minutes of action ... dished out 68 assists ... season-high nine points at Villanova ... was 5-for-7 from the free throw line in that game, including key free throws down the stretch ... handed out five assists against the Wildcats ... only had one or more turnovers in five games ... only committed a turnover in 15 games ... finished the season by playing 241 minutes with just four turnovers in nine games ... scored six points at Georgetown ... also had five assists against Boston College and Florida ... led the Mountaineers in steals with 42 ... finished fifth all-time in WVU freshman steals with 42.

At Redemption Christian Academy: Played at Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, N.Y., as a postgraduate in prep school ... averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists per game ... made 40 percent of his three-point attempts and sank 85 percent of his free throws ... scored a season-high 28 points, including six three-pointers, and dished out six assists against Milford (Conn.) Academy ... named the team MVP ... member of the United States team at the 2002 Global Games.

In High School: Graduated from Houston’s Westbury Christian School ... averaged 9.8 points, 8.5 assists and five steals ... played almost his entire senior season with a bad ankle ... first-team private school all-state selection as a senior ... named team MVP.

Personal: Son of Tony and Cassandra Collins ... full name is Jarmon Durisseau-Collins ... one of four children ... born July 24 ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... majoring in communications.


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