John Martin Collins III is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He played college basketball for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons for 2 years. Collins was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.
Collins was born in Layton, Utah. He attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida. During his time there, Collins was a three-time letter winner and was named the Florida Class 4A Player of the Year his senior year.
Collins appeared in all 31 games for Wake Forest during his freshman year. He led the team in field goal accuracy at 54.7%. As a starter in his sophomore year, Collins led the team in scoring with 19.2 points per game. His performance earned him recognition as the ACC Most Improved Player and he was named first-team all-ACC.
During the 2017 NBA Summer League, he was selected in the All-Summer League First Team due to his performances with the Hawks, averaging 15.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.
In October 2017, he recorded back to back double-doubles in consecutive games,By the trade deadline the Hawks had a losing record and postseason was out of reach, that resulted in an increase in Collins minutes and he was a starter for the rest of the season, Collins averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds on 57.6% shooting with 11 double-doubles in his rookie season. On May 22, 2018, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.