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Sherron Collins scores 7 in first NBA summer league game

Russell Robinson does not play in Indiana’s win

Kansas guard Sherron Collins lets out a celebratory yell as the Jayhawks pull away from rival Kansas State during the second half, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Sherron Collins lets out a celebratory yell as the Jayhawks pull away from rival Kansas State during the second half, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

July 5, 2010, 2:08 p.m. Updated July 5, 2010, 4:31 p.m.

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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.

Robinson played with the NBA Developmental League’s Reno (Nev.) Bighorns and Maine Red Claws last season.

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edjayhawk 3 years, 9 months ago

I think the best thing for Sherron is to play NBA-D League for a year. Might be the right stepping stone for him.

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justforfun 3 years, 9 months ago

Former KU guard Russell Robinson did not play (coach's decision)

If that doesen't say "thank god I have a degree!!!" nothing does!!!!! It's the summer league and you sat the whole game!!! OUCH!!!

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Steve Jacob 3 years, 9 months ago

5-foot-11, you just can't do much in the NBA unless your special.

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Matthew Fowler 3 years, 9 months ago

It's amazing how 18 months ago this kid was the golden boy, now this.

Chin up, Sherron. Life sucks, until it doesn't.

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b22 3 years, 9 months ago

not a bad start, hopefully some NBA team will pick him up

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