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Zach Collins

USA Basketball Notes

  • Represented the United States at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship June 4-7, 2015, in Debrecen, Hungary. USA finished 4-3 and in eighth place after losing two overtime games in preliminary round play and falling 20-18 to France in the medal round quarterfinals.
  • Teamed up with Jalek Felton, Peyton Pritchard and P.J. Washington on Stars, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament and represented USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship June 4-7 in Debrecen, Hungary.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to attend and play for Gonzaga University.

High School Honors

  • All-Silver State second team (2015).

High School Notes

  • Attends Bishop Gorman High School (Nev.), where he has helped his team to three-straight Nevada Division I state championships, while averaging 9.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg. and 2.0 bpg. in his three seasons. 

Personal Notes

  • Son of Heather and Michael Collins. Has one sister, Taylor (21).
  • Verbally committed to attend and play for Gonzaga.
  • Is an honors student and boasts a 3.4 GPA.
  • Father played basketball for New Mexico State before sustaining a career-ending injury during his freshman season.

The Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball in 2003.
  • Started playing 3x3 basketball in 2010 and enjoys 3x3 basketball because of the spacing and half-court sets.
  • Favorite USA Basketball National Team athlete: LeBron James.
  • Plans on majoring in: general studies, possibly physical therapy.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Dodge Challenger SRT8 or a Ferrari 458.
  • Currently drives: a Chevy truck.
  • Favorite Twitter accounts: @KingJames, @ZagsNation, @SlippersStillFit and @ZagMBB.
  • Favorite superhero: Iron Man.
  • Top five movies of all time: Shawshank Redemption, Interstellar, Catch Me If You Can, Iron Man and Glory Road.
  • Favorite non-sports website: YouTube.com.
  • Favorite sports website: ESPN.com.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: Chipotle.
  • Has a: hound dog named Presley.
  • Favorite app: Twitter.
  • Favorite sport outside of basketball: off road racing.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball players of all time: Tim Duncan and LeBron James.
  • Favorite basketball teams: Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
  • Favorite Olympians: Larry Bird, LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. 
  • Best player ever faced: Ben Simmons.
  • Last book read for pleasure: Maze Runner.
  • Would compare his game to: Kevin Love.
  • Wears No. 12. He wanted to wear No. 33, but Stephen Zimmerman had it the past three years.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: watching movies, camping with his family and hanging out with friends.
  • Most people don’t know: he is a perfectionist.
  • Superstitions: he showers before every game and likes to have at least 30 minutes to warm up.
  • Has traveled to Canada, the Caribbean, Jamaica and Mexico.

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