Collin Hartman Biography
Collin Hartman is an American basketball player born in Fishers, Indiana that played for Indiana University. Collin Hartman played the small forward position for the Hoosiers for four seasons between 2013 and 2018. The Indiana native was recruited by Tom Crean and played at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana (note: Cathedral is the same high school that upcoming freshman Armaan Franklin attended). Collin Hartman played for both Tom Crean and Archie Miller at Indiana. Hartman was ranked in the Rivals100 in May 2011 before injuries affected the end of his high school career. Collin Hartman led Cathedral to the 2013 IHSAA class 4A state title game. Hartman was deemed the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree in 2018. Hartman majored in business management at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).
- Name: Collin Hartman
- Position: Small Forward
- Nationality: USA
- Age: 28 years old
- Birthday: June 27th, 1994
- Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
- High School: Cathedral High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
- Height: 6’7″ (201 cm)
- Weight: 220 lb (100kg)
- Seasons: 4 (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018)
- Jersey: #30
- Education: Business Management
- Current Profession: Benefits Advisor
- Twitter: @CollinHartman30
- Instagram: CollinHartman30
- YouTube: CollinAli
Awards and Accolades
- 2013: Winner, Indiana All-Star Citizenship Award
- 2013: IBCA Senior All-Stat, First Team
- 2016: Big Ten Champion, Sweet Sixteen Appearance
- 2017, 2018: Honoree, IU Sportsmanship Award
Collin Hartman’s High School Recruiting Profile
Collin Hartman was a 3-star SF recruit from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 6’7″ forward was ranked 217th in the final 247Sports composite rankings. He was the eighth ranked player in Indiana behind Michigan commit Zak Irvin, Notre Dame commit Demetrius Jackson, and future IU teammate Devin Davis.
Early in his high school career, the sharpshooting Hartman received plenty of attention from high-major universities. Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, Illinois, and Indiana all offered Hartman by his sophomore season, and Ohio State expressed interest. On November 12, 2010, entering his second year at Cathedral, Hartman gave his verbal commitment to Indiana University, after being recruited by IU assistant coach Tim Buckley and head coach Tom Crean. Ironically, the commitment came on the same day as fellow class of 2013 forward and eventual IU teammate, Devin Davis. In his third year at Cathedral, Hartman was named an Indiana Junior All-Star and was named all-city first team by the Indianapolis City Coaches Association.
- 247 Composite Ranking: 3-Star (0.8553)
- ESPN: 3-Star, 74 Rating (#51 SF, #8 in Indiana)
On November 14, 2012, Collin Hartman signed his letter of intent to play at Indiana. Hartman entered his senior year as one of the highest-regarded high school players in the state, but a concussion and a broken left wrist put a damper on his final season. Regardless, Hartman still led his team to the 2013 IHSAA class 4A championship game against Carmel, a game that featured future D1 notable players Ryan Cline, Jalen Coleman-Lands, and Hoosier fan-favorite Zach McRoberts. Hartman was named to the 2013 Derby Festival Classic exhibition game, where he would play alongside four other Hoosier classmates: Devin Davis, Luke Fischer, Stanford Robinson, and game MVP Troy Williams. Collin Hartman enrolled at IU on June 12, 2013.
Collin Hartman’s Seasons with the Hoosiers
17-15 (7-11 Big Ten)
20-14 (9-9 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA RO64
27-8 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2016-2017: Collin Hartman underwent season-ending knee surgery and took a medical redshirt.
16-15 (9-9 Big Ten)
Indiana University Career Statistics
Collin Hartman’s Indiana Basketball Career
Hartman’s first season at IU came on the heels of the Hoosiers’ most successful run under Coach Crean. IU had just won the 2013 Big Ten title outright, and the Hoosiers reached their second consecutive Sweet Sixteen. However, IU experienced significant roster overhaul after the disappointing loss to Syracuse to end the 2012-13 season. Out went Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Derek Elston, Mo Creek (transfer), and Remy Abell (transfer). In came Hartman, along with 3-star forward Devin Davis, 4-star players Stanford Robinson, Luke Fischer, and Troy Williams, and 5-star big man Noah Vonleh.
Hartman’s freshman year was mostly spent on the sidelines, as he appeared in 16 games off the bench. His single-game highs were 12 minutes vs. Stony Brook and 5 points vs. Samford. Still, Hartman contributed to the program in various ways, injecting energy whenever he entered the game, simulating various opponents in practice, and serving as an instructor at IU basketball camps.
Not even a week after IU’s season ended, in a Big Ten Tournament loss to Illinois, Hartman tore his ACL during an offseason workout. Crean announced that Hartman would need surgery, and the serious injury jeopardized Hartman’s availability for future seasons.
Although Hartman missed the team’s preseason trip to Canada in the summer of 2014, his knee rehabilitated to a point where he played from game #1 of his sophomore year. In fact, due to the departures of Will Sheehey, Jeremy Hollowell, and Austin Etherington, Crean relied more on Hartman. He played 13 minutes in the season opener, which was more than any game his freshman season. Hartman became a critical rotation piece for IU, appearing in 32 games, starting 12, and averaging about 20 minutes per game. He hit 51 out of 102 field goal attempts (50%), and more impressively, knocked down 29 of 61 three pointers (47.5%). His best performance of the year came against #13 Maryland at Assembly Hall, where Hartman tallied 15 points on 4-4 shooting (3-3 threes). He also contributed two rebounds, three blocks, and a steal. Beyond the numbers, he affected the Terrapins with his instantaneous help defense, timely plays, boxing out players leading to rebounds for teammates, and constant movement away from the ball.
Thanks in large part to Hartman’s overall play during the season, IU snuck in to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2013 edition of the Big Dance. The 10th-seed Hoosiers lost a close one to the 7-seed Wichita State Shockers, who were led by 2019 NBA Finals hero Fred VanVleet’s 27 points. Hartman recorded 11 points and 4 rebounds in that season’s finale.
The offseason leading into Hartman’s junior year included some turbulence, but none of Hartman’s doing. In May 2015, IU dismissed Hartman’s classmate, Devin Davis, and senior-to-be Hanner Mosquera-Perea for a marijuana incident. In August 2015, coach Crean sent sophomore forward Emmitt Holt packing for an alcohol-related citation. Three other players transferred from the program: Stanford Robinson, Jeremiah April, and Hanner Mosquera-Perea. The Hoosiers did have a few interesting recruits coming into the program: 3-star forward OG Anunoby, 4-star forward Juwan Morgan, and 5-star center Thomas Bryant. Also committing to the program as a graduate transfer from Michigan was Max Bielfeldt.
With all these new faces playing alongside him, Hartman’s third year got off to a rough start. Before playing a single game, Hartman suffered a rib injury, taking a charge, from his own teammate, in practice.
Hartman would not miss any games, but the Hoosiers lost three out of their first eight, and Hartman cracked double digits just once in that stretch. After some inflection, IU straightened things out and went on a season-defining 12-game winning streak. What did Hartman credit for the turnaround?
During Big Ten play, Hartman would hold a steady role with the Hoosiers, playing 20-25 minutes per game, and contributing in a multitude of ways. No single sequence might define Hartman better than this one:
Plays like that helped IU not only beat Top-25 teams, such as #4 Iowa above, but also win its 22nd and most recent Big Ten title, and it came in outright fashion.
In the Big Ten Tournament, the injury bug would bite Hartman. He suffered a fractured wrist in IU’s only conference tournament game, a 72-69 loss against Michigan. Incredible, Hartman didn’t miss a single game. He played against Chattanooga, Kentucky, and North Carolina, scoring a total of 17 points in the three contests. Certainly, toughness is a characteristic that can be used to define Hartman’s game. The wrist injury required offseason surgery.
Things would get worse. As Hartman was gearing up for his senior season, a time of joy and excitement for any college student, let alone a student-athlete, he suffered a non-contact knee injury during a September practice. About six weeks away from heading to Hawai’i to play the season opener against a Top-5 Kansas squad, Hartman’s season was over.
The 2016-17 season started out with such hope for the Hoosiers, yet ended with overwhelming disappointment. After knocking off #3 Kansas and #3 North Carolina, IU lost 14 of its final 22 games, with the season culminating in the dismissal of Crean. Hartman’s unavailability was not lost among the conference’s coaches:
Hartman would participate in Senior Day festivities, and his speech was one of the most memorable moments in a generally forgettable year. He was named IU’s honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. On March 30, 2017, Hartman announced he would return to Indiana, playing as a fifth-year senior on new head coach Archie Miller’s team.
Hartman’s fifth year would not provide the storybook ending to his career that many had wished. His injury list included the following: ankle (missed an exhibition game), groin (missed 5 games), shoulder (missed one game), and left leg (missed two games). IU lost the season opener in shocking fashion to Indiana State, and concluded the year with a frustrating loss vs. Rutgers, in the Big Ten Tournament, at Madison Square Garden. One notable moment from Hartman’s final year: he scored a career high 18 points in 32 minutes at Wisconsin. Hartman would participate in Senior Night festivities once again, and he would also receive the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award at the end of the season.
Collin Hartman on What It Means to Play at IU
If I were to narrow it down to one thing, it really is a big thing to me to represent the entire state of Indiana and the whole university. Being able to walk around places and people recognizing you, just a simple ‘Hello’ or ‘How are you doing’ can change somebody else’s life just becuase of the game you play. People really look up to us, and it was humbling to see how many lives we could change with such little acts of kindness. You never know what people are going through. 9 times out of 10 as an IU basketball player, you have it better than somebody else. You have to wake up with that mindset.– Collin Hartman on the Kent Sterling Show