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Darren Michael Collison (born August 23, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). He earned NBA All-Rookie Team
NBA All-Rookie Team
honors in his first season in the NBA with the New Orleans Hornets. Collison played four seasons of college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. He earned All-Pac-10 conference honors three times, and won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
his senior year as the top college player standing 6 feet (1.8 m) or under. He was drafted by the Hornets in the first round with the 21st overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft. Collison also played for the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings.

Contents

1 Early life 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
(2009–2010) 3.2 Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
(2010–2012) 3.3 Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(2012–2013) 3.4 Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
(2013–2014) 3.5 Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
(2014–2017) 3.6 Return to Indiana (2017–present)

4 NBA career statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 Personal life 6 Awards and recognition 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Collison was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California
Rancho Cucamonga, California
to parents Dennis and June (Griffith), who were both elite track and field athletes for Guyana. As a senior in Etiwanda High School under coach Dave Kleckner, Collison was named a fourth-team Parade All-American.[1] Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Collison was listed as the No. 16 point guard and the No. 100 player in the nation in 2005.[2] College career[edit]

Collison with UCLA in 2008

He was a backup to Jordan Farmar
Jordan Farmar
in the Bruins' 2005–06 season, becoming the starting point guard the following season. He was awarded the MVP of the Maui Invitational Tournament
Maui Invitational Tournament
in December 2006 and was named the Pacific-10 Conference
Pacific-10 Conference
Player of the Week on December 4, 2006, and again on February 18, 2007.[1] During the 2006–07 season, Collison averaged 2.2 steals per game—the most in the Pacific-10 Conference.[1] He also averaged 5.7 assists (2nd in the Pac-10), as well as a three-point shooting percentage of 44.7 percent.[3] Collison returned to UCLA for his junior and senior years and ended up playing in a total of 142 games at UCLA, tied for the most ever. In his senior year in 2008–09, he was named to the All-Pac-10 team after averaging 14.4 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He led the conference in free throw percentage, and was third in assists, steals, and assists-to-turnover ratio. Collison won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award that year, awarded to the best college player 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) or shorter.[4] He was also named the Bruins' co- Most Valuable Player (MVP) along with Josh Shipp.[5] Collison and fellow senior teammates Shipp and Alfred Aboya
Alfred Aboya
finished their careers as the winningest class in UCLA history with 123 wins.[6][7][8] The distinction was relative, as John Wooden's legendary teams played shorter seasons and freshmen were ineligible.[7]

Professional career[edit] New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
(2009–2010)[edit] Collison was widely considered to be one of the top point guard prospects in the 2009 NBA Draft coming out of UCLA.[9] He was selected in the first round with the 21st overall by the New Orleans Hornets. With Chris Paul
Chris Paul
out for months at two separate times during the 2009–10 season, Collison became the starting point guard. Collison handed out a Hornets rookie-record 18 assists and scored 17 points on January 30, 2010 when New Orleans ended Memphis's 11-game home winning streak with a 113–111 overtime victory. Later on March 8, 2010, Collison broke his own record with a Hornets rookie-record 20 assists (along with 16 points) in a 135–131 victory over the Golden State Warriors. In a game against the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
on February 19, 2010, Collison became only the second rookie of the 2009–10 season to get a triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. He finished 4th in the NBA Rookie of the Year
NBA Rookie of the Year
voting and averaged 18.8 points and 9.1 assists in the 37 games as a starter, but had four turnovers a contest as a starter in his first NBA season. Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
(2010–2012)[edit]

Collison with the Pacers in May 2012

On August 11, 2010, the Hornets traded Collison and James Posey
James Posey
to the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
in a four-team, five-player deal that also sent Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets, Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
to the New Orleans Hornets and Courtney Lee
Courtney Lee
to the Houston Rockets.[10] Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
(2012–2013)[edit] On July 12, 2012, Collison and Dahntay Jones
Dahntay Jones
were traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Ian Mahinmi.[11] Collison became the Mavericks' starting point guard, replacing Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
who left as a free agent. Collison was a key player in Dallas' 4–1 start in 2012–13, but he struggled as they lost 8 of their next 11.[12] After starting the team's first 14 games, Collison came off the bench for one game.[13] He missed the next game with a sprained right middle finger, prompting Dallas to sign Derek Fisher.[12] Fisher started in his first game with the Mavericks, while Collison remained a reserve.[14] 14 games later, on December 27, 2012, he regained the starting job. Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
(2013–2014)[edit] On July 10, 2013, Collison signed a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] He again backed up Chris Paul, who was also on the Clippers. When Paul was out 18 games with an injured shoulder, Collison started and averaged 13.3 points and 6.5 assists in 32.6 minutes. The Clippers went 12–6 in that span, and coach Doc Rivers said the team "weathered the storm" without their All-Star point guard; he called Collison's play "the key."[16] In Game 4 of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Clippers overcame a 22-point deficit to tie the series at 2–2, as Collison scored 12 of his 18 points in the final quarter to help lead the team to a 101–99 win.[17] Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
(2014–2017)[edit] On July 12, 2014, Collison signed a three-year, $16 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.[18][19] The Kings offered him a starting job at point guard, and the Clippers were unable to match either the deal or the playing time.[18] On December 27, 2014, Collison had a season-best game with 27 points and 10 assists in a 135–129 overtime win over the New York Knicks.[20] On February 26, 2015, he was ruled out for three to six weeks with a right hip flexor.[21][22] On October 2, 2016, Collison was suspended eight games without pay by the NBA for pleading guilty to domestic battery charges in September 2016.[23] Return to Indiana (2017–present)[edit] On July 7, 2017, Collison signed with the Indiana Pacers, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[24] Collison had knee surgery in early February 2018, returning to the Pacers' line-up in mid-March.[25] NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2009–10 New Orleans 76 37 27.8 .477 .400 .851 2.5 5.7 1.0 .1 12.4

2010–11 Indiana 79 79 29.9 .457 .331 .871 2.8 5.1 1.1 .2 13.2

2011–12 Indiana 60 56 31.3 .440 .362 .830 3.1 4.8 .8 .2 10.3

2012–13 Dallas 81 47 29.3 .471 .353 .880 2.7 5.1 1.2 .1 12.0

2013–14 L.A. Clippers 80 35 25.9 .467 .376 .857 2.4 3.7 1.2 .2 11.4

2014–15 Sacramento 45 45 34.8 .473 .373 .788 3.2 5.6 1.5 .3 16.1

2015–16 Sacramento 74 15 30.0 .486 .401 .858 2.3 4.3 1.0 .1 14.0

2016–17 Sacramento 68 64 30.3 .476 .417 .860 2.2 4.6 1.0 .1 13.2

Career 563 378 29.5 .469 .380 .852 2.6 4.8 1.1 .1 12.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

2011 Indiana 5 5 29.2 .391 .667 .636 2.6 4.0 1.0 .4 9.4

2012 Indiana 11 0 18.6 .514 .364 .870 1.3 3.0 1.3 .0 8.7

2014 L.A. Clippers 13 0 19.2 .389 .083 .867 2.1 2.4 .5 .1 8.5

Career 29 5 20.7 .432 .310 .835 1.9 2.9 .9 .1 8.7

Personal life[edit] Collison is the son of June and Dennis Collison. His parents were elite track and field athletes. His mother represented Guyana
Guyana
at the 1984 Summer Olympics
1984 Summer Olympics
in Los Angeles.[1] In 2011, Collison married Keyosha Sanders.[26] Awards and recognition[edit]

2004 CIF Southern Section
CIF Southern Section
I-AA Player of the Year[1] 2005 CIF Southern Section
CIF Southern Section
I-AA Player of the Year[1] 2007 All-Pac-10 First Team[27] 2008 All-Pac-10 Second Team[28] 2008 Pac-10 Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player[29] 2008 Associated Press
Associated Press
Third Team All-American[1] 2008 Collegeinsider.com All-Defensive Team (along with teammate Russell Westbrook)[30] 2009 All-Pac-10 First Team[27] 2009 honorable mention in the AP All-America basketball teams.[31] 2009 UCLA Bruins co-MVP (along with Josh Shipp)[5] February Western Conference Rookie of the Month 2010

See also[edit]

National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
portal

List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
players with most assists in a game 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
All-Americans 2009 UCLA basketball team 2008 UCLA basketball team 2007 UCLA basketball team 2006 UCLA basketball team

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g "Player Bio: Darren Collison". UCLA. Retrieved September 2, 2016.  ^ Darren Collison
Darren Collison
Recruiting Profile ^ UCLA Official Athletic Site – Men's Basketball ^ Rose, Adam (April 1, 2009). "UCLA's Darren Collison
Darren Collison
receives Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 1, 2011.  ^ a b Finney, Ryan (2010). "2010–11 UCLA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Media Guide" (PDF). UCLA Athletic Department. p. 110. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2011.  ^ "Pac-10 Conference". USA Today. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013.  ^ a b Wharton, David (March 8, 2009). "Seniors honored after winning careers". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013.  ^ "No. 20 UCLA 94, Oregon 68". CBSSports.com. March 7, 2009. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013.  ^ "Draft Watch: Getting to the point – ESPN". ESPN. Retrieved February 20, 2009.  ^ "Pacers get Collison from Hornets in 4-team trade". NBA.com. August 11, 2010. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2010.  ^ "It's Official: Pacers Trade Mahinmi for Collison, Jones". July 12, 2012.  ^ a b MacMahon, Tim (November 28, 2012). "Signing Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
a sign of desperation". ESPN. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012.  ^ Caplan, Jeff (November 29, 2012). "Adding Fisher Illustrates Mavs' Deep Flaws At Point Guard". nba.com. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012.  ^ MacMahon, Tim (December 2, 2012). "Derek Fisher's Dallas debut a success despite stats". ESPN. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012.  ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN MATT BARNES, DARREN COLLISON, RYAN HOLLINS AND CHRIS PAUL". NBA.com. Retrieved July 10, 2013.  ^ Turner, Broderick (February 9, 2014). " Darren Collison
Darren Collison
kept Clippers on track while Chris Paul
Chris Paul
was out". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 11, 2014.  ^ Pincus, Eric (May 11, 2014). "Chris Paul: 'Game ball goes to Darren Collison' in win over Thunder". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014.  ^ a b Markazi, Arash (January 28, 2015). "Austin Rivers hitting his stride for Clippers". ESPN. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015.  ^ "Kings Sign Darren Collison". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.  ^ "Cousins leads Kings past Knicks 135-129 in OT". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.  ^ Darren Collison
Darren Collison
Injury Update ^ Darren Collison
Darren Collison
to have surgery ^ Kings' Darren Collison
Darren Collison
suspended after guilty plea for domestic battery ^ "Pacers Sign Collison". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.  ^ "Oladipo helps Pacers rally past Lakers 110-100". ESPN.com. March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.  ^ Magbanua, Peter Erick (June 1, 2016). " Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
News: Darren Collison busted for domestic violence". sportsrageous.com. Retrieved September 2, 2016.  ^ a b Finney 2010, p.105 ^ [1] Archived March 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ [2] Archived March 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "2008 CollegeInsider.com Defensive All-America Team". College Insider. Retrieved February 20, 2009.  ^ 2008–09 AP All-America Basketball
Basketball
Teams

External links[edit]

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Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Collison's official website Collison's UCLA bio

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Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
current roster

0 Poythress 1 Stephenson 2 Collison 3 J. Young 4 Oladipo 5 Sumner (TW) 6 Joseph 11 Sabonis 15 Anigbogu 20 Booker 21 T. Young 22 Leaf 25 Jefferson 26 Moore (TW) 33 Turner 40 Robinson 44 Bogdanović

Head coach: McMillan Assistant coaches: Bayno Burke Jones McClure

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Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
winners

Male

1969: Keller 1970: Rinka 1971: C. Johnson 1972: Martin 1973: Sherwin 1974: M. Robinson 1975: Towe 1976: Alagia 1977: Jonas 1978: Scheib 1979: Byrd 1980: Sweeney 1981: Adolph 1982: Moore 1983: McCallum 1984: Stokes 1985: B. Jennings 1986: Les 1987: Bogues 1988: J. Johnson 1989: Hardaway 1990: Harvey 1991: K. Jennings 1992: Bennett 1993: Crawford 1994: G. Brown 1995: Edney 1996: Benton 1997: Knight 1998: Boykins 1999: Rogers 2000: Penn 2001: Phillips 2002: Logan 2003: Gardner 2004: Nelson 2005: N. Robinson 2006: D. Brown 2007: Kelley 2008: Green 2009: Collison 2010: Collins 2011: Pullen 2012: Hamilton 2013: Siva 2014: Smith

Female

1984: Mulkey 1985: Stack 1986: Ethridge 1987: Windham 1988: McConnell 1989: Backstrom 1990: Dabrowski 1991: S. Evans 1992: Kosiorek 1993: D. Evans 1994: Levesque 1995: Dodrill 1996: Rizzotti 1997: Howard 1998: Arnold 1999: Hammon 2000: Darling 2001: Ivey 2002: Lambert 2003: Lawson 2004: Valek 2005: White 2006: Duffy 2007: Harding 2008: Anderson 2009: Montgomery 2010: Gray-Lawson 2011: Vandersloot 2012: James 2013: Bentley 2014: Sims

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2009 NBA draft

First round

Blake Griffin Hasheem Thabeet James Harden Tyreke Evans Ricky Rubio Jonny Flynn Stephen Curry Jordan Hill DeMar DeRozan Brandon Jennings Terrence Williams Gerald Henderson Tyler Hansbrough Earl Clark Austin Daye James Johnson Jrue Holiday Ty Lawson Jeff Teague Eric Maynor Darren Collison Víctor Claver Omri Casspi Byron Mullens Rodrigue Beaubois Taj Gibson DeMarre Carroll Wayne Ellington Toney Douglas Christian Eyenga

Second round

Jeff Pendergraph Jermaine Taylor Dante Cunningham Sergio Llull DaJuan Summers Sam Young DeJuan Blair Jon Brockman Jonas Jerebko Derrick Brown Jodie Meeks Patrick Beverley Marcus Thornton Chase Budinger Nick Calathes Danny Green Henk Norel Taylor Griffin Sergiy Gladyr Goran Suton Jack McClinton A. J. Price Nando de Colo Robert Vaden Patty Mills Ahmad Nivins Emir Preldžić Lester Hudson Chinemelu E

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