Kansas Basketball: 15 greatest scorers in Jayhawks history

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Sherron Collins, Kansas Jayhawks
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Greatest scorers in Kansas basketball history: 13. Sherron Collins

One of the many stars of the 2008 National Championship team, Sherron Collins was a great a dominant player for the Jayhawks, despite only standing 5-foot-11. He sits fifth on KU’s all-time scoring list with 1,888 points along with ranking seventh in assists (552).

Collins was used mostly has the sixth man during his first two seasons on campus, averaging 9.3 points per game during both his freshman and sophomore campaigns (he won Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore). However, he was incredibly important during that title run, averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the Final Four.

The Chicago native was able to parlay that success on the sport’s biggest stage into a primary role as a junior after every starter from the championship team left school and he took advantage. He averaged a career-high 18.9 points per game that season and showcased his ability to attack the basket and finish with power along with a consistent jumper (2.2 made 3-pointers per game).

That step offensive step forward earned him consensus Second-Team All-America honors but, after following that up with another dominant season as a senior, Collins was named a consensus First-Team All-American. He was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection both years as well.

Collins finished his career with four conference regular-season titles, three conference tournament titles, three Sweet 16 appearances and one national championship.

Still, Collins went undrafted and spent one season in the NBA with the then-Charlotte Bobcats.