Extremely skilled young player who has been a force for the Hokies in his first two season in Blacksburg ... When healthy, is one of the top post players in the ACC ... Played his first season at Tech as a 17-year-old ... Should start at the post for the Hokies again this season ... Excellent student who will graduate in three years ... Big man who runs the floor extremely well ... Needs to get stronger and work on a "go-to" move ... Can score in the post ... Improved his rebounding last summer and is excellent at rebounding out of his area ... Fits the Virginia Tech system very well ... Strong candidate for academic and athletic awards this season ... His best basketball is ahead of him.
2004-05: Played in 28 games, starting 24 ... Second-team All-State by the Richmond Times-Dispatch ... ACC Player of the Week following his performance in the win over #7 Duke ... Became the first Hokie men's basketball player to be named ACC Player of the Week ... Was severely hampered by a foot injury that limited his effectiveness during the non-conference portion of the schedule ... Missed the North Carolina and Western Michigan games after having a cyst removed from his foot, along with the screw from his surgey as a freshman ... Played 31 minutes in season opener against Loyola ... Hit all five attempts from the floor and pulled down five rebounds and had two assists ... Netted 12 points in 20 minutes over Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Despite his nagging foot injury, totaled nine points and four rebounds in 35 minutes against Chattanooga ... Scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds at St. John's ... Had 10 points against James Madison while pulling down five rebounds ... Scored 16 points and had two blocks against Mississippi State in New Orleans ... Scored 16 points while grabbing seven rebounds at Florida State ... Narrowly missed a double-double against Bethune-Cookman, recording 18 points and nine rebounds ... Scored the game-winning basket against NC State ... Recorded 20 points and nine rebounds against the Wolfpack ... Set a career high with 10 made free throws in the game ... Scored 13 points and had six rebounds in the upset at No. 12 Georgia Tech ... Tallied 20 points and seven rebounds against Virginia ... Scored 11 points and had eight rebounds at Duke ... Had eight boards and four points at Miami ... Had a then career-high 11 boards against Wake Forest ... Scored nine points in the same game ... Totaled 14 points and five rebounds in the loss at Maryland ... Tied his career high with three assists in the same game ... Totaled 19 points and six boards at Virginia ... Recorded the first double-double of his career in the win over #7 Duke in Cassell Coliseum ... Amassed a career high 18 boards while chipping in 14 points ... Also set a career high with five blocks in the same game ... Had 18 points and five boards in the win over Miami ... Had his second career double-double in the win over Maryland with 14 points and 15 boards ... Recorded nine points and seven rebounds against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament ... Recorded his third double-double of the year in the win over Temple with 11 points and 13 boards ... Tallied eight points and nine rebounds in the second round of the NIT at Memphis.
2003-04: Missed the first seven games of the season after fracturing his foot in the final preseason game ... Appeared in 22 games as a freshman, starting 16 times ... Fourth on the team in scoring average ... Had surgery on Nov. 20 to place a pin in the fifth metatarsal of the left foot ... Made his debut in the win over Radford, scoring 15 points and grabbing five rebounds in the victory ... Made his first collegiate start at Towson, scoring six points in 15 minutes of action ... Scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the win over William & Mary ... Had 14 points and seven rebounds in the loss to East Carolina ... Recorded a then career-high with 17 points, three assists and two steals in the loss at Pittsburgh ... Scored eight points in the win at West Virginia ... Four points and six rebounds in the loss to Connecticut ... Had a career-best night in the win over #23 Providence, earning BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors ... Recorded a then career-high with 21 points and a then career-high nine rebounds in the win and also blocked two shots ... Followed that performance with 20 points in the win over Georgetown ... Had 11 points and six rebounds in the loss at Villanova ... Had nine points and eight rebounds in the win over St. John's ... Scored the winning basket on a tip-in at the buzzer in the win over Rutgers ... Scored 14 points and blocked two shots in the victory ... Led the Hokies with 12 points on five of seven from the field in the BIG EAST Tournament win over Rutgers ... Blocked the Scarlet Knights' final shot attempt in the game, preserving the Hokie victory ... Had eight points in the loss to Pittsburgh in the BIG EAST quarterfinals.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in basketball for Perry Abrams and Caesar Burgess at Chamblee H.S. ... MVP of the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game, where he had 27 points and eight rebounds ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game ... Was MVP and won the Academic Award at Chamblee as a senior ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Metro Team of the Month in January 2003 and was named to the AJC's All-Metro team as a senior ... First team all-county and all-region as a senior ... Also lettered in track as a senior ... Region 6 AAAA champion in the 400-meter dash and third in the AAAA State Meet in the 400-meter dash ... Second team all-county in track in 2003 ... National Achievement Scholarship finalist ... National Merit Scholarship honorable mention ... Won senior class Excellence in Poetry Award.
Personal: Coleman Alexander Collins ... Born July 22, 1986, in Princeton, N.J. ... Son of Jackson and Carolyn Collins ... Father played basketball at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) ... Older brother, Jackson Jr., played basketball at Amherst College ... Also has one younger sister, Morgan ... Member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee ... Student-athlete representative on the University Athletics Committee ... Was the Virginia Tech representative at the NCAA Leadership Seminar in Orlando, Fla. ... Appeared in a television commercial for the Atlantic Coast Conference ... Was chosen as the Virginia Tech representative for the ACC Student-Athlete Council ... Writes a column in the university's student newspaper, The Collegiate Times ... Appeared in a commercial for the United Way following his freshman season ... Majoring in communications.