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Donald (Don) Collins (born November 28, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American former professional basketball player. Collins was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round (18th pick) of the 1980 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. Collins played in 303 NBA games for four teams over six seasons, averaging just under 10 points per game for his career.

The 6-foot-6 Collins, selected as the PAC 10 Player of the Year after averaging 23 ppg for Washington State University in 1980, starred in basketball's minor leagues, averaging more than 30 points per game in the United States Basketball League (USBL).

A member of the Continental Basketball Association's 50th Anniversary Team, Collins is regarded as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of minor league basketball.

Collins had two 63-point scoring games in the minor leagues, both in 1986: In the CBA, as a member of the Baltimore Lightning, against the Detroit Spirits; and in the USBL, as a member of the Tampa Bay Flash, against the Jersey Jammers.

That same year, as a member of the Tampa Bay Thrillers, Collins earned MVP honors at the CBA All-Star game. Collins and head coach Bill Musselman led the Thrillers to three consecutive CBA titles.

Collins also spent several seasons playing professionally overseas in France for Limoges and in Switzerland for Pully.

Collins now lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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