Darren Collison Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

Nov. 17, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior point guard Darren Collison has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for November 10-16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Collison led the Bruins to wins over Prairie View A&M, 82-58, and Miami (OH) University, 64-59, in the first and second rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 steals in his first two games of the 2008-09 season.

Collison has a team-high 19 points and added four assists, three steals and three rebounds in the win over PVAMU. In the win over Miami, his two free throws with 21 seconds left sealed the game for UCLA, giving the Bruins a 62-59 lead. Collison tied fellow senior Josh Shipp for a team-high 16 points against the RedHawks.

Collison was named the MVP of the Los Angeles Regional of the 2K Sports Classic for his efforts in the first two rounds. The Bruins face Michigan on Thursday, Nov. 20 in New York's Madison Square Garden for the Semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic.

This marks the third weekly honor for Collison and the 49th all-time for UCLA.

Also nominated: James Harden, So., G, ASU; Jerome Randle, Jr., G, CAL; LeKendric Longmire, So., F, ORE; Lawrence Hill, Sr., F, STAN; Dwight Lewis, Jr., G, USC; Jon Brockman, Sr., F, WASH; Marcus Capers, Fr., G, WSU.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA