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Darren Collison

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NBA CAREER SUPERLATIVES:

• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009).

2012-13 (Dallas):

• Averaged 12.0 points, team-high 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 29.3 minutes in 81 games (47 starts). • Shot 47.1% (341-724) from the field, 35.3% (48-136) from three-point range and a career-high 88.0% (242-275) from the line. • Ranked 28th in assists, ninth in free throw percentage and 37th in steals. • Recorded three double-doubles (all point/assist). • Had one game with 30+ points, seven games with 20+ points, 23 games with 15+ points, 52 games with 10+ points, three games with 10+ assists. • 11 games with three+ steals. • Earned first double-double of the season with 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3FG) and game-high 10 assists in 32 minutes vs. Charlotte (11/3/12). • Recorded second straight double-double (second of the season) with 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-5 FT) and season-high 13 assists in 34 minutes vs. Portland (11/5/12). • In first appearance as a reserve, scored 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-2 FT), six assists and season-high five steals in 30 minutes at Philadelphia (11/27/12). • Scoread a season-high 32 points (13-22 FG, 4-4 3FG, 2-2 FT) to go with five rebounds, four assists and four steals in 40 minutes at Oklahoma City (12/27/12). • Eclipsed the 3,000 career-point mark at Miami (1/2/13) with a layup at the 10:27 mark of the first quarter. • Scored in double-figures in a career high 16 straight games (at San Antonio 12/23/12-vs. San Antonio 1/25/13).

2011-12 (Indiana):

• Averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 assists, and career-highs of 3.1 rebounds and 31.3 minutes in 60 games (56 starts). • Shot 44.0% (230-523) from the field and 83.0% (127-153) from the line. • Among NBA leaders, ranked 24th in assists (11th in the Eastern Conference) and 35th in free throw percentage. • Led the Pacers in scoring three times and assists 38 times. • Three games with 20+ points, 11 games with 15+ points, 30 games with 10+ points, 13 games with five plus rebounds. • The only Indiana player to record 10+ assists during the season, he did so three times with a season-high 12 at Toronto (12/28/11); 10 in the Pacers’ win at Orlando (1/29/12); and 11 at Washington (4/4/12). • Had 15 games with seven+ assists, including 10 of the first 27 games. • Scored the 2,000th point of his career in the second game of the season at Toronto (12/28/11). • Averaged 10.4 points and scored 10+ points in a season-high five-straight games from 2/19-3/3/12. • The third of his six assists vs. New Orleans (2/21/12) was the 1,000th assist of his NBA career. • His three field goals vs. Philadelphia (4/21/12) gave him 1,000 in his career. • Fifth on the team with 49 steals on the season. He had 15 thefts in his last 20 appearances and claimed more than one steal three times in that 20-game stretch.

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged 8.7 points, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 18.6 minutes in 11 games. • Recorded two games with 15+ points, five games with 10+ points. • Scored 11 points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3FG, 3-3 FT), playoff-high nine assists, two steals and 18 minutes in Game 4 at Orlando (5/5/12). • Earned a postseason career-high 19 points (9-10 FG, 1-1 3FG) to go with six assists and three steals in leading the Pacers to a Game 5 win over Orlando (5/8/12). • Scored 16 points (6-7 FG, 4-6 FT) in 20 minutes in Game 4 vs. Miami (5/20/12).

2010-11 (Indiana):

• Averaged a career-best 13.2 points, 5.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 29.9 minutes in 79 games (79 starts). • Shot 45.7% (398-870) from the field and 87.1% (202-232) from the line. • Among NBA leaders, ranked 12th in free throw percentage. • The first Pacers' player to have over 400 assists in a season since 2007, he led Indiana with 403 and an average of 5.1 assists that ranked 26th in the NBA. • Recorded one 30-point game, nine games with 20+ points, 58 games with 10+ points, four games with 10+ assists. • One of two Indiana players with 80+ steals (87), his average of 1.1 steals ranked 46th in the NBA and second on the team. • His 79 starts tied Danny Granger for most on the team. • Scored 29 points (12-14 FG, 4-5 3FG, 1-1 FT) and six assists in 31 minutes vs. Denver (11/9/10). • Recorded a season-high 30 points (10-17 FG, 2-4 3FG, 8-8 FT) to go with eight assists and three steals in 39 minutes at Clippers (1/17/11), one of a season-high 10-straight games in which he scored 10+ points. • Averaged 12.5 points in the final 43 games, including five games of 20+ points. • Missed three games (11/16-11/20) with a sprained left ankle.

PLAYOFFS:

Averaged 9.4 points, 4.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 29.2 minutes in five games (five starts). • In opening game of the 2011 playoffs, recorded playoff-highs of 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-2 3FG, 1-3 FT) and nine assists in 34 minutes at Chicago (4/16/11), it was the most assists for any Indiana player in the 2011 postseason.

2009-10 (New Orleans):

• A member of the NBA All-Rookie First Team, he averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 76 games (37 starts). • Recorded 14 double-doubles on the season. • Had two games with 30+ points, 16 games with 20+ points, 35 games with 15+ points, 44 games with 10+ points. • Among rookies, ranked second in free throw percentage (85.1%), tied for third in assists (5.7), third in three-point field goal percentage (40.0%), and sixth in points (12.4), steals (1.0), and minutes (27.8). • Recorded seven-straight games of 18+ points and nine plus assists (2/8-2/24), marking the third-longest streak ever for a rookie in the history of the NBA. • Finished the season with 432 assists. • Combined with Marcus Thornton to become the top scoring pair of rookies in Hornets history with a combined 2,003 points. • Notched first career double-double with 22 points (8-13 FG, 2-2 3FG, 4-4 FT) and 11 assists in 34 minutes vs. Atlanta (11/21/09). • Became the first NBA rookie of 2009-10 to have back-to-back points-assists double- doubles with 16 points, 14 assists vs. Phoenix (2/1/10) preceded by his 17 points and 18 assists at Memphis (1/30/10). • Recorded first career triple-double with 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3FG, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and one block in 45 minutes vs. Indiana (2/19/10). • Scored a career-high 35 points (15-21 FG, 3-5 3FG, 2-3 FT) in 44 minutes at Dallas (2/28/10), tying the third best rookie performance in Hornets' history. • Set the franchise rookie record with 20 assists to go with 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3FG) in 46 minutes vs. Golden State (3/8/10). • Recorded four DNP-CD’s and missed two games with a bruised right knee (1/11-11/13/09).

COLLEGE (UCLA – 2005-2009):

• A First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior in 2008-09, he was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the nation’s best player 6-feet or under. • Named to the AP All-America Third Team as a junior and Honorable Mention AP All-American as a senior. • Finished his career 16th in UCLA history in points scored (1,639), tied for first for career games played (142), fourth all time in three-point field goal percentage (43.5%), third in free throw percentage (85.1%), fifth in assists (577) and second in steals (231). • As a senior, he averaged 14.4 points, 4.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 31.5 minutes in 35 games. • Was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and John R. Wooden Award. • As a senior, led the Pac-10 and was fourth in the nation in free throw percentage (89.7%). • As a junior, averaged 14.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 steals • Shot 52.5% from three-point range, leading the Pac-10 and setting a UCLA single-season record. • Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Pac-10 Tournament. • As a sophomore, named First Team All- Pac-10 and Honorable Mention AP All-America after averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 assists. • As a sophomore, ranked in the top 10 in the Pac-10 Conference in five statistical categories, including leading the league in steals (2.2 steals) and in three-point field goal percentage (44.7%), and ranking second in both assists (5.7 assists) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0).

PERSONAL:

• Full name is Darren Michael Collison. • Son of June and Dennis Collison. His parents were both elite track & field athletes. • His mother June Griffith, in 1979 was ranked No. 10 in the world in the 400 meters and placed second at the Pan American Games. She represented Guyana at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. • His father, Dennis, represented Guyana at the Pan American Games with personal- best marks of 10.1 seconds in the 100 meters and 20.3 seconds in the 200meters. • He has one sister. • Majored in history at UCLA. • As a senior at Etiwanda High School, was selected to the Parade Magazine All- America fourth-team and was a McDonald’s All-American Top 40 candidate. • As a high school senior, he was the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section I-AA Player of the Year and a Los Angeles Times All-Star. • In five years, from his senior year of high school through his final season at UCLA, he compiled a 154-28 (.846) win loss record. • Follow Collison on Twitter: @Darren_Collison.

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Vitals

Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: August 23, 1987
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Draft: 1st Round (21st pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2013 - 2013
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
  Indiana Pacers 2012 - 2012
  Dallas Mavericks 2012 - 2012
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: UCLA/USA

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