In a self-penned article to the Undefeated, Darren Collison has announced his retirement from the NBA at the age of 31. He cited his faith as a reason to leave and to help those less fortunate.
A two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection at UCLA, Collison was a 1stRound Pick (21stOverall) by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009 where he would have a good start with a First Team All-Rookie nod. The Point Guard would only stay in the Bayou for one year as he was traded to the Indiana Pacers where he played for two years. He would go onto the Dallas Mavericks for one year, the Los Angeles Clippers for another and then three with the Sacramento Kings. Collison retuned to the Pacers for his final two seasons, the first of which would see him finish first in Three Point Field Goal Percentage.
Over Collison’s career, he would average 12.5 Points and 5.0 Assists over his 708 Games. He would never have a season where he dipped under 10 Points per Game and in his last year, he started all of his 76 Games and statistically showed that he could have easily continued his career as pro basketball player.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Darren Collison the best in his post-playing career.