Coleman Collins

Considered one of the NBA Development League's standout athletes and most
civic-minded contributors, Coleman Collins, a native of Stone Mountain,
Georgia, is a 6'9" center for the NBA D-League's Fort Wayne (Indiana) Mad
Ants. The former Chamblee High School athlete and academic standout
enrolled in Virginia Tech at the remarkable age of 16. He graduated with
honors in just three years -- by the age of 19 -- staying an additional
year to play basketball and complete a Master's degree program in Public
Health. A fixture in Virginia Tech's starting line-up, Collins led the
Hokies to a 20-win season in 2007 and into the NCAA Tournament. After
college, Collins played for the German club EnBW L'burg during the 2006-07
season and, last summer, participated in the Toronto Raptors' Summer League
and in the Phoenix Suns' training camp. Collins was drafted 6th overall in
the 2008 NBA D-League Draft by the Mad Ants where he has become involved
with the Fort Wayne Center for Learning (http://www.fwcl.org/), helping
tutor a local 10-year-old student. All Mad Ants games can be watched on NBA
Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at
nba.com/futurecast.