|No. 34 - Atlanta Hawks|
|Date of birth||December 2, 1978|
|Place of birth||Northridge, California|
|High school||Harvard-Westlake (California)|
|Listed height||7 ft 0|
|Listed weight||255 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2001; Round: 1 / Pick: 18th|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|New Jersey Nets (2001-2008)|
Memphis Grizzlies (2008)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2008-2009)
|Career Highlights and Awards|
Jason Paul Collins (born December 2, 1978 in Northridge, California) is a professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and later attended Stanford University, where he was an All-American in 2000-01 and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on March 15, 2000. He finished his career ranked #1 in school history for field goal percentage (.608) and #5 in blocked shots (89).
In the 2002-03 NBA season Collins took over the starting center role for the Nets and helped the franchise back to the NBA Finals.
Prior to the 2004-05 season Jason Collins signed a $25 million contract extension with the New Jersey for five more years.
On February 4, 2008, Collins was traded along with cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies for Stromile Swift. Later that year, on June 26, Collins was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in an eight-player blockbuster deal involving Kevin Love and O.J. Mayo. After his contract expired at the end of the 2008-09 NBA season, the Timberwolves' management decided not to re-sign him. Collins signed with the Atlanta Hawks on September 2, 2009.
His 9-year career averages are 4.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.
- His twin brother Jarron plays for the Utah Jazz.
- His nickname is "Twin", in reference to his twin.
- Jason and Jarron Collins (along with Earl Watson) were the guests at the ill-fated recruiting dinner that led to the firing of Jim Harrick at UCLA.