Jason Collins plays professional basketball with the Washington Wizards in the NBA. Collins attended Stanford University, where he was an All-American in 2000–01. Later he was selected in the first round with the 18th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. Collins played for five other teams before landing with the Wizards in 2013. Collins is due to become a free agent in July 2013 and has stated his intentions to pursue another contract. On April 29, 2013, Collins became the first active male professional athlete in a major American team sport to publicly state he is gay.
He is expected to sign on for the remainder of the current season with the Brooklyn Nets.
NCAA All American third team 2001
Pete Newell Big Man Award 2001
All-Pac-10 first team 2001
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