Darren Michael Collison (born August 23, 1987) is an American basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Hornets. 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.