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Doug Collins
Doug Collins

Benton, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball (1970-73)

Inducted: 1978

The most decorated athlete in Illinois State history ... a Consensus All-American in 1973, winner of the NCAA Top Five Athletes of 1973 ... averaged 29.1 points in three seasons at Illinois State and is the program's all-time leading scorer (2,240 points) ... recorded 34 scoring efforts of 30-or-more points ... has the single-game scoring record at Illinois State, with 57 points against Northern Illinois (2/20/74) ... had 77-consecutive double-digit scoring games ... owns three of the top-four single-season scoring efforts at ISU, including a record 847 points in 1971-72 ... had his jersey retired after his final home game in 1973 and is the only Redbird to recieve this honor ... Redbird Arena was re-named "Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena" on Feb. 3, 2007, before a sell-out crowd against rival Bradley ... competed in the controversial 1972 Olympics in Munich ... No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1973 ... after playing a successful nine seasons in the NBA, he moved into the coaching ranks ... (played in four NBA All-Star games) ... has coached with the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and is the current head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers ... Emmy-award winning broadcaster for Turner Network Television ... received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.