Murray State men's basketball coach Matt McMahon announced the signing Carter Collins for the 2021-22 season.
Carter, a 6-3 guard out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, joins the Racers as a graduate transfer from Davidson and will have one season to play for Murray State.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Carter Collins to Murray State University," said McMahon. "He is a strong lead guard who has been a very efficient offensive player at Davidson. Over the past two seasons, Carter has been a consistent double figure scorer, made 75 three's at 37 percent and led his team in assists this year. Carter Collins_Photo by Tim Cowie_DavidsonPhotos.com We are thrilled to add Carter's skills, shooting, experience, and leadership to our program."
Collins scored 10.9 points per game and dished out a team-leading 59 assists during the 2020-21 season. Collins was a 46 percent shooter from the field, 38 percent from the 3-point line and 76 percent from the free throw line. He ranked third in the Atlantic 10 Conference with an assist/turnover rate of 2.23.
Making starts in all of Davidson's 22 games, Collins had four games of 20 or more points, with a season-best 24 points against La Salle. In this Jan. 16 game, he was 10-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point line. Collins was 7-of-8 from 3-point range (Dec. 11) in a 23-point performance against Georgia Southern. He also tallied 22 points, five rebounds and three assists in wins over both Vanderbilt (Dec. 22) and Rhode Island (Dec. 18).
Collins became the all-time leading scorer at East Chapel Hill High School before starting his career at Davidson.