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Rubin Collins E-mail
  • Name: Rubin Collins
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-3 (1.90m)
  • Weight: 180 (82kg)
  • College Team: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthdate: 10/19/1953
  • Drafted: Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round (36th pick overall) of 1974 NBA Draft.

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1971-72 Maryland Eastern Shore

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+3 #7 Ernie Lowe 2015-07-13 20:57
I agree with Cliff, Tuna was one of the great players not to play in the NBA. Today would be different. He was also a Edison Man as was Cliff Anderson
+2 #6 Les Martin 2014-09-17 14:27
I witnessed the greatest college team ever assembled in any university in the area: MD DE PA VA NJ. I sat regularly w/NBA Scouts at Tawes Gym,they were speechless. UMES ran teams off court with speed, 4.3 second fast breaks & drop shots (throw thru dunks) with their heads in the square of the backboard. Scouts didn't believe their stop watches in their briefcases. UMES was graceful, power&skill under control. Rubin was the most baddest & most unbelieveable quick guard. Until Michael Jordan came, no 1 was close to Rubin Collins. Rubin led UMES to avg 97 PTs PG w/o 3s & DUNKING. Games were over after the 1st 4:30 of 1st half. 2 Events: 1)Rubin didn't play 1st half vs. Morgan&UMES was down 44-25. UMES won 90-65. 2) UMES down to SHAW 99-83, 4:38 left;Rubin led team to 113-101 win. When World B. Free won NBA Scoring Title he dedicated trophy to Rubin Collins, "The baddest guard there ever was". Bill Walton signed ball that said the same for Rubin, the best of the Flying Hawks.
+1 #5 guest 2013-09-10 22:14
Rubin "Tuner" Collins had a 50inch vertical leap. Watching him in practice routinely dunk on future NBA draft choices Talvin Skinner, Joe Pace and Billy Gordon was a treat beyond measure.
+2 #4 James Bibbins 2012-10-12 21:39
I watched Rubin Collins play at Mary Anne Smith HS. I was in elementary School. We new he was the best that we had ever seen and wanted to be just like him. I am glad to be commenting on this page.
+2 #3 Julia Hayward 2012-01-05 20:17
Rubin Collins was without doubt the greatest. I am proud to have been his classmate in the graduating class of Washington High School in Princess Anne, MD.
+2 #2 Guest 2011-02-17 14:09
It's hard to believe now, but UMES was quite a crowd draw in the early 1970s, and Collins was one of several reasons why. The Hawkins also had 7-0 Joe Pace(later, a Bullet), 6-6 wing Talvin Skinner, trigger-quick guard Granville Cannon, a chunky little sharpshooter. UMES tended to score in the 90s and had a real crowd-pleasing squad back then. Collins was the prototypical slashing Philly guard who seemed most comfortably finishing in traffic.
+2 #1 clifton anderson 2011-02-17 09:01
Rubin Collins was without doubt one of the best players to have not made the NBA. During his tenure at UMES, he was in the class of David Thompson, and Lloyd Free. The greats of the seveties all knew "Tuna" Collins.

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