Atlanta Hawks: Here’s what John Collins has been up to during the hiatus

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John Collins has been taking advantage of the NBA hiatus. During this break, he’s been brushing up on a useful skill. Let’s take a look!

In an ESPN article written by Ohm Youngmisuk and Malika Andrews, they discussed what multiple NBA stars have been up to during their time off, including the Atlanta Hawks very own, John Collins.

According to the article, Garrett Temple has been studying for the LSAT, Cody Zeller has been learning some carpentry skills, Georges Niang started a podcast, Kent Bazemore has been playing virtual golf and Andre Drummond has got into the social media DJ game.

In addition to those NBA players, John Collins has been working on a particular skill himself, that skill… Spanish. Interestingly, John Collins comes from Puerto Rican heritage as his mother is part Puerto Rican.

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Collins took Spanish both in high school and during his two years at Wake Forest, however, he never had the chance to finish because he left for the NBA.

According to the article, Collins stated that “It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to finish just ’cause I have been around it so much, and I want to learn.”.

He also mentioned how he is progressing during quarantine, however, it is slow.

He concluded by stating that “To get real growth, I got to go over to a Spanish-speaking country. Hopefully one day I will get the opportunity.”.

This is a really awesome and useful skill for Collins to be sharpening during his time off. Especially considering the fact that many of his family members speak Spanish, it is good to see someone embracing their heritage.

While it’s cool that John Collins now has time to work on his Spanish, let’s hope he is also finding a way to work on his game.

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