Speaking at KUsports.com’s KU basketball season tip-off party Thursday night at Abe & Jake’s Landing, former Kansas basketball star Sherron Collins described what it means to him to have his jersey go up in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters this coming season.
“I was speechless,” Collins said of the moment he heard from Jayhawks coach Bill Self his No. 4 jersey would be on display with other program greats. “I wanted to cry. I wanted to run and shout outside.”
Collins earned All-American honors in 2010 and was the recipient of the Lute Olson Player of the Year, via collegeinsider.com, that same season.
The Chicago guard was the 2010 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player and a two-time All-Big 12 First-Team selection. He was named to the all-conference squad in each of his four seasons at KU, including the 2007-08 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year award. Collins also ranks ninth all-time at KU in assists, with 552, and fourth on the KU career 3-point field goals made list with 232.
Collins’ jersey will be retired on Feb. 19, 2018, the date of KU’s Big Monday home game against Oklahoma.
Former Kansas basketball star Brandon Rush will have his jersey retired at Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, during a halftime ceremony of the Jayhawks’ home game against TCU.
A three-time All-Big 12 first-teamer, Rush scored 1,477 points in his three-year college career, which concluded with him helping the Jayhawks win a 2008 national championship.