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John Collins likely to make season debut Saturday - Nov 16, 2018


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John Collins
John Collins (208-PF-97, college: Wake Forest) is expected to make his season debut Saturday after the Hawks power forward was upgraded to probable on the team's injury report ahead of a game at the Pacers.

Collins has been out all season after he suffered left ankle soreness during the preseason. He received an injection early in the process and has continued rehabilitation.

Collins, entering his second season, is an expected starter. However, there was no immediate word whether he would be in the starting lineup against the Pacers or would be on a minutes restriction.

Getting Collins back is good news for the struggling Hawks (3-12), who have lost six consecutive and 10 of their past 11 games.

Collins appeared in 74 games as a rookie last season and averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

The Hawks will also have the return of center Dewayne Dedmon, who missed the past three games because of the birth of his son. He has rejoined the team.

Taurean Prince likely will miss his second consecutive game because of right Achilles pain. He is listed as doubtful.   




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Pro and High School Abroad - 1 day ago
NBA Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins (208-PF-97, college: Wake Forest) (aka John the Baptist) will participate in the NBA's slam dunk contest during All-Star weekend per a report by Oliver Maroney. While this is long overdue, we're glad that JC will be able to showcase his truly unreal hops among the league's best players during the break. Collins will be the first member of the Atlanta Hawks to participate in the dunk contest since the early days of J-Smoove's (Josh Smith) heyday in At...   [read more]

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Gophers' Jordan Murphy will go down as one of the best rebounders in Big Ten history - 1 day ago
Jordan Murphy (201-F-97) traces back his path to becoming one of the best rebounders in Big Ten history to a meeting in coach Richard Pitino's office during his sophomore year. Focus on rebounding, he was told. Own the boards and everything else would come easier. 'That really got me in line and got my mind right,' said Murphy, who enters the Gophers' game Tuesday at No. 5 Michigan with 1,128 rebounds, most among active Division I players and No. 3 in Big Ten history. Murphy and Pitino...   [read more]
UVI teams return to action tonight, Tuesday - 1 day ago
University of the Virgin Islands Men (7-11) and Women (5-18) return to action tonight 6 and 8pm respectively tonight,Tuesday, as they face Johnson University Florida (5-17 men and 3-17 women). The men teams collided on November 17th with UVI blowing out the Florida team at home, 75-61. The games will be streamed at https://livestream.com/JUFL The double dip continues on Wednesday, as both UVI teams take on Warner University (15-7 men, 6-16 women)on Wednesday at 6:30pm (Women) and 8:30pm...   [read more]


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