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Darren Collison

Darren Collison
Collison in December 2008
NameDarren Collison
CaptionCollison in December 2008
TeamIndiana Pacers
CollegeUCLA (2005 2009)
PositionPoint guard
Career Start2009
Height Ft6
Height In0
Weight Lb160
Birth DateAugust 23, 1987(age 29)
Birth PlaceRancho Cucamonga, California
High SchoolEtiwanda HS,
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Draft Round1
Draft Pick21
Draft Year2009
Draft TeamNew Orleans Hornets
Team1New Orleans Hornets
Years12009 10
Team2Indiana Pacers
Years22010 present
Highlights * NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010) * 2009 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award

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Darren Michael Collison (born August 23, 1987) is an American professional basketball point guard for the Indiana Pacers. He was drafted 21st overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by New Orleans. He is a right-hander and a native of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Collison was widely considered to be one of the top point guard prospects in the 2009 NBA Draft coming out of UCLA.

He was awarded the MVP of the Maui Invitational Tournament in December 2006 and was named the Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Week on December 4, 2006, and again on February 18, 2007. His parents Dennis and June (Griffith) were both elite track and field athletes for Guyana.

Collison grew up as a fan of the University of Arizona, but was not recruited by Arizona. He chose UCLA over San Diego State University to serve as a backup to Jordan Farmar in the 2005 06 season. Collison became the starting point guard the following season.

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