OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20: Sherron Collins #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks brings the ball up court against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has assigned guard Sherron Collins to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Collins is expected to see his first action with the club on Friday, December 10, at the Erie (PA) BayHawks.

The 5-11 Collins went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft but signed as a free agent with the Bobcats on August 6.  Hampered by injury prior to training camp, Collins has appeared in only 12 games this season, with averages of 0.3 points, 0.1 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 2.4 minutes.  He averaged 12.5 points and 2.8 assists in four games for the Bobcats summer league entry at the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League in Orlando, connecting on .556 from the field (20-36) and .615 from beyond the three-point line (8-13), the best percentage of any player with more than six attempts.

As a senior at the University of Kansas last season, Collins was named Consensus First Team All-America, while also receiving the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation’s top player 6 feet or under and the inaugural Lute Olson Player of the Year Award, which is presented to the nation’s top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team.

During his four years at Kansas, Collins was named First Team All-Big 12 as a junior and senior, Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a senior and Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore. A member of Kansas’ 2008 national championship team, Collins is the winningest player in school history with 130 victories, having helped the Jayhawks to four straight Big 12 regular-season championships and three Big 12 Tournament titles. One of only two players in school history to record at least 1,800 points and at least 500 assists, Collins finished his career fifth on Kansas’ all-time scoring list (1,888 points) and seventh on the all-time assists list (552).

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