Collison returned to school at UCLA and completed his degree in History this past summer. Darren fulfilled his promise to his parents and himself by earning his Bachelor’s degree in August 2010.
After being drafted in 2009 to the New Orleans Hornets he was granted permission to leave their summer league team and enroll in summer school at UCLA where he completed his final class needed for his degree.

Darren felt compelled to wrap up his education because he knows nothing’s promised in the NBA. Darren feels that his degree has helped him become more mature and more knowledgeable about what’s going on in society, not just on the court.

Although basketball is his “heart and love”, Darren eventually wants to be his own boss and run his own business, and this degree will help him get there.