Former Eagle Collins signs pro deal in Germany

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Former Morehead State men’s basketball point guard Corban Collins (16) has agreed to play at the next level by signing with the VFL Kirchheim Knights in Kirchheim, Germany. 

The hoops club is one of 16 teams that sanction play in Germany’s Pro-A league, the second highest league in the nation. 

“I’m excited to start this new chapter of my life. I have been dreaming of playing professional basketball ever since I was young. To be able to see all the hard work come to fruition, it’s the biggest blessing to me.” 

– Collins

In his final campaign with Morehead State, Collins led all scorers in the 2015-16 season, chipping in 11 points per game. Additionally, Collins ranked in the Top 15 in the Ohio Valley Conference in three-point percentage (second in the league at 42.5 percent), assist-turnover ratio (second in the league at 3.0), assists per game (3.0), steals per game (1.2) and three-point field goals made (57). 

A native of High Point, North Carolina, his top performance as an Eagle came on Jan. 16, 2016, at Eastern Illinois University. Collins poured in 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting (5-of-8 from behind the arc), in addition to five rebounds and three assists. His career high in assists (8) happened in Johnson City, Tennessee, when the Eagles faced East Tennessee State on Dec. 30, 2015.

Collins’ contributions helped support one of the best seasons in program history. The 2015-16 Eagles finished with a 23-14 overall record, with an 11-5 OVC mark, and a runner-up finish in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament. Collins graduated with his bachelor’s degree in health promotions.