Andre was recruited to be Steve Blake's back up at
point guard. Did not qualify originally and spent the 2000-2001 season
prepping at Hargrave Military Academy. Collins freshman season was the
2001-2002 national championship. Andre was unable to beat out Drew
Nicholas for the back up point guard minutes. Andre does hold the
distinction of scoring the last points at Cole Fieldhouse.
Collins was a
talented scorer, but never fit in as a point guard and at 5'9 was unable
to get a lot of minutes at the two. During his sophomore year, he did
move ahead of Chris McCray in the rotation briefly at the end of the
year. His best game was against North Carolina in a blow out win when
he had eight points in ten minutes.
After struggling again at point
guard, Collins transferred early in the 2003-2004 season. Collins ended
up transferring to Loyola and playing for former Terps assistant, Jimmy
Patsos. During his one season at Loyola, Collins finally got a chance to
display his scoring talents, averaging 26.1 point per game, which made
Andre the fourth leading scorer in the country.