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Kansas Jayhawks Sherron Collins (4) turns the corner on Memphis Tigers Willie Kemp in the first half of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 17, 2009. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Sherron Marlon Collins (born March 17, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois) is a 5'11" American basketball player who currently plays for University of Kansas in the Big 12 of the NCAA. After the 2006-2007 season, Collins was unanimously selected to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. After leading the 2008-2009 Jayhawks team to the Big 12 Conference title, Collins was named to the first team all conference team. He was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press and Sporting News after the 2008-2009 season. Collins is the all-time winningest Jayhawk over a four year span with 124 victories (as of Feb. 22, 2010).

Sherron Collins was born in Chicago, Illinois to Stacey Harris. His upbringing in Chicago was difficult, with a father in and out of jail and gang life all around him. Growing up, Collins was very active playing several sports including football, basketball, and baseball. In 2002, Sherron began his high school career at Crane Tech Prep High School. During his time at Crane, Sherron was a standout multi-sport athlete. On the basketball court, Collins was coached by Anthony Longstreet. In his junior season, Collins averaged 19.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists. During his senior season, he averaged 33 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Cougars. As a result, he was named a McDonald's All-American as well as a Third-team Parade All-American. He was selected as a First-team All-State selection in 2006. Additionally, Collins played in the Michael Jordan All-American Classic in April 2006. He was the No. 21-ranked player in the class of 2006 and the No. 4-ranked point guard by Rivals.com. Collins helped guide Crane to the 2003 and 2005 conference and city championship titles. His best game was a 45 point performance against Whitney Young High School during his senior season. and was a third-team All America selection by the AP and TSN

In his second season with the Jayhawks, Collins won the 2008 Big 12 Sixth Man Award. He posted 10 points or more in 11 games during the 2007-2008 season. The sophomore guard made at least one 3-pointer in 22 of 29 outings and recorded three or more assists 14 times.

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