John Collins is a skilled basketball player. He plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA (National Basketball Association) as their Power forward. Previously, John played college basketball for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He has established himself as one of the outstanding players on the team.

Quick Info
Full NameJohn Collins
Birth DateSeptember 23, 1997
Birth PlaceLayton, Utah, U.S
FatherJohn Collins Sr.
MotherLyria Rising-Collins
Height6 feet 9 inches
Weight107 kilograms
High SchoolCardinal Newman High School
Relationship StatusSingle
Net Worth$4 million

Where was John Collins born?

John was born on September 23, 1997, in Layton, Utah, US. He was born to his father, John Collins Jr., and his mother, Lyria Rising-Collins. John worked in the Navy, whereas Lyria worked in the Air Force. Because of the work, they had to frequently move. They lived in the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Turkey.

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Besides, John holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to mixed. He is Christian by religion. His height also supported him for being a professional basketball player, with 6 feet 9 inches. Likewise, he weighs about 107 kg. Furthermore, he has tattooed covering his body. There is a tribal tattoo on his left shoulder and a lion on his right shoulder. Also, a totem on the right forearm and an Asian script in his biceps. Similarly, he has made a tattoo of an elephant head on the right arm.

Where did John complete his education?

For his education, John firstly attended Cardinal Newman High School, located in West Palm Beach, Florida. He started showing interest in playing basketball from an early age. During his high school, he became the Florida Class $A Player of the Year.

After completing high school, he enrolled in Wake Forest College. At the end of 2014, he signed a letter of intent for playing college basketball in the college. He showed up in 31 games during college and drove the team in field goal accuracy at 54.7%. Moreover, the team scored 19.2 points in each game. Furthermore, he became the ACC Most Improved Player and enlisted in the first-team all-ACC.

How did John Collins begin his professional career?

John Collins started his professional career in 2017 after the Atlanta Hawks chose him in the 2017 NBA Draft. He got picked up as the nineteenth overall pick. Then, on July 1, 2017, he signed a rookie-scale contract. While playing with the Hawks, he scored an average of 15.4 points and 9.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in each game. In total, he scored in five games. His performance made him gain the All-Summer League First Team honor.

During his third game in the NBA, he made double-double and 14 points and 13 rebounds for the first time. However, in the game, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Atlanta Hawks. Later, in the game opposition to San Antonio Spurs, he made his career-high with 21 points in his 36-minute game. Finally, after the two days in the game opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers, John carried his first career. Unfortunately, the Hawks got defeat with 116-103, though John made 14 points and 4 steals, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists.

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More About His Career

On November 30, 2017, John injured himself in the game opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went through a shoulder injury. Due to the incident, he did not play the game for about 2 weeks. On December 14, he returned in the game after six games, opposing the Detroit Pistons. On February 8, 2018, the Atlanta Hawks made the record of losing 17 -37. Again, he suffered from an ankle injury and had to miss games in March; however, he played amazingly for the rest of the season. He scored an average of 10.5 points along with 7.3 rebounds as well as 11 double-doubles.

Furthermore, in 2019, in the game opposition to the Chicago Bulls, he made his career-high with 35 points in a win 121-101. Likewise, on April 10, he recorded 20 points and his career-high record with 25 rebounds when the Indiana Pacers defeated the Atlanta Hawks.

On November 5, 2019, the NBA suspended John for 25 games for breaking the rule. In addition, he got suspend for using the drugs, as his result came positive during the test for pralmorelin, a hormone-releasing peptide 2.

Why did the Hawks suspend John Collins for 25 games?

Atlanta Hawk excluded John for playing the other 25 games since November of 2019. He disobeyed the policy of the NBA by consuming the drug. His test for Peptide-2 resulted in positive. Peptide-2 is such a drug that broadens up the release of a growth hormone.

John is disappointed in himself for putting him in such a position. As he was going well in his professional career, the incident broke him, which could even hamper his whole career. He is the third NBA player who got a ban for 25 games for disobeying the rules.

Who is John Collins’ wife?

Talking about the personal life of celebrities is always an exciting topic to discuss. In the case of John Collins, he is not married. Moreover, he is dating anyone. Also, he has not been in any rumors regarding his girlfriends. It seems the player is focusing on his career and want to flourish his playing skills. Therefore, he is living happily without being disturbed in his personal life.

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What is the net worth of John Collins?

John Collins, just at the age of 23, has been able to gain name and fame. Likewise, he also has been able to obtain a wise amount of money. John earns $7,671 (€6,528) per day and $320 (€272) per hour. Therefore, he has a net worth of about $4 million. Furthermore, it is estimated that the average salary of an NBA player is $2,299,080 per year. Making such earnings from his own, John is satisfied with whatever he is receiving and having a gorgeous lifestyle.