Art Collins (basketball)

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Art Collins
Personal information
Born (1954-04-14) April 14, 1954 (age 66)
Sandersville, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Miami Jackson (Miami, Florida)
College St. Thomas (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 6 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1976–1981
Position Shooting guard
Number44
Career history
1976–1977 Flamingo's Haarlem
1977–1979 Parker Leiden
1980–1981 Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Arthur Collins (born April 14, 1954) is a retired American basketball player.

He played collegiately for St. Thomas University.

He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 6th round (103rd pick overall) of the 1976 NBA Draft.

He played for the Atlanta Hawks (1980–81) in the NBA for 29 games.

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