Doug Collins

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- If you have an All-Time 5 lineup of the greatest basketball players to ever come through Lanphier High School, you had better have Doug Collins running point.

The accolades are there: 1991 Big 8 Defensive Player of the Year at Iowa State, second in the league in assists (5.8), 14.3 points per game as a senior.


The springy 6-1 guard could beat defenses with his quicks or with his passing ability. But did you also know he has credit for giving fellow Cyclone Fred Hoiberg the famous nickname "The Mayor"?

Now his most recent chapter: 21 years of coaching, and he just reached his highest peak yet: getting his Lanphier girls team to State in Class 3A this past season.

In this 40-minute extended cut interview, Collins talks about everything from his heroes growing up in Springfield to his Lanphier playing days with the likes of Ed Horton to his junior college days to Iowa State and even rookie camp with the Phoenix Suns as well as a college all-star event in Tokyo.

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