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John Collins

John Collins

John Collins is a young American professional basketball player. John Collins plays for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Collins has spent the last five league seasons primarily as a power forward for the Hawks.

He was selected in the NBA draft by the Hawks in 2017. Prior to that, he spent two years as a member of the Wake Forest University basketball team.

Early Life, Career, and Education

John Collins was born on September 23, 1997, in Utah, to parents Collins Jr. (Father) and Lyria Rissing-Collins (Mother).

When he was born, both of his parents were in the US military.

His father served in the military, while his mother worked for the US Air Force.

Even though he was born in the United States, he spent the majority of his youth abroad.

Lyria and John were sent to Guam while he was still a toddler, and the family resided there for several years.

After that, he spent several years in Turkey with his mother while his father, John, returned to the United States.

Collins’ early years were stressful because he had to regularly switch between households.

As a result, as a child, he attended junior high schools in several nations.

He has also spent time in other nations such as Cyprus, Greece, and others.

His passion for sports began at a young age.

He had started playing basketball at the age of five and hoped to one day compete in the NCAA Tournament.

He, too, began participating in competitive basketball when he was seven years old.

Lyria retired from the military in 2010, and the couple moved to Florida permanently.

Collins had to live with his mother after his parents separated around the same period.

Collins excelled in both school and basketball, thanks to his mother’s unwavering support.

She used to go to all of his events and practices with him.

Age, Height, & Weight

John Collins forward is 24 years old as of 2022.

About his physical stats, he stands 2.06 meters (6 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs around 226 lb (103 kg).

In addition, he has a great wingspan of 2.11 meters.

Moreover, John is very fond of tattoos and has inked more than a dozen of them all over his arms.

His tattoos consist of various things such as a skull, plants, animals, and stuff related to various cultures ranging from Polynesian to Egyptian ones.

He says that he has always been fascinated by the diversity of human cultures, so the main purpose of drawing such designs is to pay tribute to different cultures worldwide.

Facts of John Collins

Full Name John Martin Collins III
Known As John Collins
Date of Birth September 23, 1997
Birth Place Layton, Utah, the USA
Nick Name John the Baptist, JC
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Age 24 years old
Height 2.06 m (6 feet 9 inches)
Weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name John Collins Jr.
Mother’s Name Lyria Rissing-Collins
Siblings Not available
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
  • Cardinal Newman High School (West Palm Beach, Florida)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Girlfriend  None
Kids None
Salary $23 million
Profession Professional basketball player
NBA Draft 2017 / Round: 1 / 19th pick overall
Position Power forward / Center
League  National Basketball Association (NBA)
Active Years (2017 – Present)
Net Worth $1-$5 million
Currently Plays For Atlanta Hawks
Jersey Number 20
Career Highlights & Awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)
  • ACC Most Improved Player (2017)
  • First-team All-ACC (2017)
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Merch NBA Card
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth

John Collins’s net worth fluctuates from $1 million to $5 million. However, the actual figure is yet unknown.

His annual compensation is currently over $23 million.

Collins has been with the Hawks since his NBA debut, as we already know. For his debut season alone, the club had given him a magnificent sum of $1.9 million.

Despite being delayed by injuries, his performance increased with each season. As a result, the Hawks increased his salary significantly.

In 2021, he signed a new $125 million contract with the club. So, if all goes well, he will make a lot of money in the next five years.

In his NBA career, the athlete has already made around $11 million. Hoopshype has further information on his salary and contract details.

Career in High School

John attended Cardinal Newman High School and played basketball for their squad when he was fourteen years old.

Despite his many years of experience, he was first slow and did not put on a terrific display.

He did, however, experience a growth spurt at the same time, and his game gradually improved. He started off as an average player with a low-class ranking, but he swiftly rose to prominence and had a terrific final year.

During his high school years, he also played for the Florida Flash in the AAU competition, which undoubtedly helped him improve his basketball talents.

College Life

John began his college basketball career at West Forest University after graduating from high school in 2014.

Collins improved as a power forward during his limited stint with the Demon Deacons, despite not leading them to a title.

His performance had such an impact on the coaches that veteran coaches like Randolph Childress and Danny Manning regarded him as a future NBA star.

In comparison to his second season, his stats were down. He appeared in every game during two college basketball seasons before deciding to enter the NBA draft in 2017.

Career Opportunities

Collins was selected nineteenth overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. On July 1, 2017, he signed a rookie scaled deal with the club following his selection.

Despite being in the league just after his sophomore year of college, the club exhibited faith in him, and he responded with a strong showing in the 2017 NBA Summer League.

John Collins
John Collins in a match. Source

As a result, in his debut NBA regular season, he appeared in 74 games and performed admirably.

In his debut season, he averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, which was enough to earn him greater playing time in subsequent seasons.

As the season progressed, he became more confident on the court, as evidenced by his statistics.

Failure of a Doping Test and the Years That Follow

John’s third season with the Hawks was going well until November 5, 2019, when he failed a drug test.

Pralmorelin, a medication that releases growth hormone, was found to be positive in the Florida native. As a result of his violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy, he was suspended for 25 games.

Despite this, he had his finest NBA season in the third season. He averaged 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in 41 appearances.

Collins is still with the Hawks for the next NBA season 2021-22. On August 6, 2021, he renewed his contract with the club for another five years.

Due to several injuries, he has spent the majority of the season on the bench. Before being taken off the field, he averaged 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.


Collins is now unable to play for the Hawks owing to severe injuries.

John has sprained his right ring finger and injured his right foot, according to coach Nate McMillan, and is currently seeking treatment.

There are only approximately three weeks left in the regular NBA season, and he has yet to show signs of recuperation. As a result, he is expected to be out of court indefinitely.

With their main power forward out, the Hawks will have a difficult time qualifying for the final two.

It will also have an impact on their East Conference Playoffs campaign.

However, this is not the first time in the player’s brief professional career that he has suffered a major injury.

Due to a foot injury, he had missed around six matches this season and had only returned on March 4.

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Personal Life

John Collins is currently single and is not dating anyone. Likewise, there has never been any news regarding his past relationships.

Moreover, it has just been around five years since he went professional, so he wants to give much time to improve his gameplay.

On top of that, he constantly gets injured, because of which he focuses more on himself.

For that reason, he has distanced himself from love affairs.

However, there is one more thing that he loves so much besides basketball. That is his love for football.

He loves watching the English Premier League and is a fan of Chelsea FC.

So, many other things are currently more important for him than a love life.

However, we will continuously follow up and update you on it once we know more about the related topic.

Social Media Presence

His Instagram handle is @jcollins20_ his Twitter handle is @jcollins20_.