Former Kansas University guard Sherron Collins scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in the Charlotte Bobcats summer league team’s 85-83 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday in Orlando, Fla.
Collins, who was a starter, contributed two assists, one steal and no turnovers. He also was 1-for-1 from three-point range.
The 5-foot-11 guard battled fouls, though, as he was whistled for six personals in his 14 minutes.
“I thought he did really well,” Charlotte summer league coach Dave Hanners said of Collins on the Bobcats’ website. “Again, he got some touch fouls, but he ran the team well, got us into stuff, pushed the ball up on the break — all the things (Charlotte coach) Larry Brown always talks about (that) he wants his point guard to do. ...
“Sherron did a good job of just getting us into our offense, getting us into plays on made shots and missed shots and then handling pick and roll.”
Former Gonzaga guard Jeremy Pargo — who appears to be Collins’ biggest competition for minutes on the Bobcats' summer league roster at the point-guard position — scored seven points on 3-for-11 shooting with five assists and one turnover in 21 minutes.
Former Kansas State guard Denis Clemente scored no points on 0-for-1 shooting in three minutes for the Bobcats.
Rick Bonnell, the Charlotte Bobcats’ beat writer for the Charlotte Observer newspaper, had this to say about Collins after Monday’s game:
“Rookie point guard Sherron Collins could be a keeper, although his foul troubles were even worse than (Alexis) Ajinca’s (six in 141⁄2 minutes),” Bonnell wrote in a story on the Observer’s website. “Collins is the best of the three point guards here (Jeremy Pargo and Denis Clemente the others) at running the offense. But he also goes to the rim hard, with plenty of upper-body strength.
“Desperate as the Bobcats are for depth at the position, he has a chance.”
Russell Robinson sits
Former KU guard Russell Robinson did not play (coach’s decision) in the Indiana Pacers’ summer league team’s 86-77 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday afternoon in Orlando.