Darren Collison Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Jan. 5, 2009

Senior point guard Darren Collison (Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Etiwanda HS) of the UCLA men's basketball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Dec. 29-Jan. 4.

Collison averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 assists (13 assists and just two turnovers), 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in UCLA's two victories last week. The Bruins opened Pac-10 play with two road victories, defeating Oregon State 69-46 on Jan. 2 and Oregon 83-74 on Jan. 4. Collison shot 68.4 percent (13-for-19) from the field, 50.0 percent (3-for-6) from three-point range and made 100.0 percent (9-for-9) from the free-throw line for the week. He opened the week with a game-high-tying 16 points and added four assists, three rebounds and three steals against the Beavers. Collison poured in 22 points and added a game-high nine assists (compared to one turnover) to go along with two boards at Oregon. Collison had a record-breaking performance against the Ducks, extending his consecutive made free throw streak to 40, making all nine of his attempts. That mark is a UCLA record, surpassing Henry Bibby's 36 straight in 1972. Collison leads the nation in free-throw percentage, sinking 97.6 percent (41-for-42) on the season.

This is Collison's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and sixth of his career.

Also nominated: Yasi Jahanshahi, W. Swimming & Diving; Erica Tukiainen, W. Basketball.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS