Alabama Basketball’s Corban Collins Nominated to the NABC Allstate Good Works Team
Alabama graduate transfer Corban Collins has been named a nominee for the 2017 National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Allstate Good Works Team. This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.
Collins, who is in his first season at Alabama, is currently a member of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Leadership Council. The Leadership Council consists of one male and one female representative from each school in the SEC and provides student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff. In addition, Collins has already made an impact in his short time in the Tuscaloosa community. During his limited spare time, the High Point, N.C., native has volunteered to help locally at food shelters, and has also visited elementary schools, where he read to the children and talked about the importance of education.
Collins is a two-time nominee for the prestigious award. Last year while at Morehead State, he was actively involved in the community. In 2015, Collins spent a portion of his summer in New Zealand with Athletes in Action, a Christian organization known for using sports as a platform to help people answer questions of faith.
During his time at Alabama, Collins has started each of the Tide’s six games. He is second on the team in minutes (24.7) and assists per game (2.0), while also ranking third in scoring average with 8.8 ppg.
Prior to coming to Alabama, Collins led Morehead State in scoring (11.0 ppg) on his way to earning a spot on the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference second team.
Now in its fifth year, the Allstate Good Works Teams recognize student-athletes at all levels of collegiate basketball for their service and community involvement off the court. Two special voting panels will select 10-member teams from both the NABC and WBCA, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Award-winners will be invited to the 2017 NABC Convention and the Final Four in Phoenix to participate in a community service project.
The final award winners will be announced in February.