Kansas basketball: All-time Bill Self era Jayhawks team

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Bench No. 1: Sherron Collins (2006–2010)

Sherron Collins is one of the best ever when it comes to Kansas basketball, which makes you realize just how good the other point guard that beat him out was. Here are some of Collins’ stats at Kansas:

  • 2008 National champion
  • Four-time Big 12 champion
  • 2010 Consensus first-team All-American
  • Two-time first-team All-Big 12
  • Jersey retired
  • No. 5 career points (1,888)

Collins was a key player on the Jayhawks’ 2008 national title team averaging eight points per game over the course of the season. The following year, Collins would put up some of the best numbers over his four-year career with 18.9 points and five assists per game.

After his senior season, Collins went undrafted and signed with the Charlotte Bobcats. After getting waived by Charlotte, Collins played for a number of leagues in the United State as well as overseas.

Collins will always be part of Kansas basketball lore, making the near-impossible pass to set up Mario Chalmers’ game-tying three-pointer in the 2008 national title game. He’s one of the very best in the Bill Self era.

Honestly, if you’d like to insert Collins into the starting five, I wouldn’t say you’re wrong. It can go either way.