Darington Hobson

Darington Hobson

Player Profile


Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Decatur (Ill.) Christian

Last College:
College of Eastern Utah

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205





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Darington Hobson Statistics

Spotlight on Darington Hobson

Hobson Turning Heads In New Mexico

Hobson Making His Mark After Long Road To New Mexico

Hobson Tops Lobos In Rebounds, Scoring and Assists

Long, athletic wing who declared and remained in the NBA Draft following the 2009-10 season • signed a national letter with UNM out of high school • left-handed and a good ball handler who also played the point in junior college • nickname is Butter.

• 2nd Team All-America, FOXSports.com
• 3rd Team All-America, Associated Press
• 3rd Team All-America, Sporting News
• 1 of 30 candidates for John R. Wooden Award
• Mountain West Player of the Year
• Mountain West Newcomer of the Year
• 1st team All-Mountain West
• USBWA all-district
• UNM team co-MVP
• MWC Player of the Week Nov. 22
• MWC co-Player of the Week Feb. 6

• The Lobos' 7th All-American, but just the second underclassmen (Kenny Thomas in 1998) to be recognized

• First Lobo to lead the team in points, rebounds and assists in the same season

• Hobson and Ohio State's Evan Turner were the only players in Div. I to average more than 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists a game

• 1st Lobo to exceed 500 points, 300 rebounds and 150 assists in a season

• 14 double-doubles, the most since Kenny Thomas had 16 in 1997-98...Hobson had 9 d-d's in the last 12 games

• 325 rebounds is the 6th-highest single-season total in school history and the most since Luc Longley had 330 in 1989-90...9.3 rebound average is best since Kenny Thomas had 10.0 in 1998-99

• MWC's leading rebounder in conference games at 10.1

• Led UNM and only player in the MWC who ranked in the top-4 in scoring (15.9/3rd), rebounding (9.3/2nd) and assists (4.6/4th)...also 2nd at UNM with 44 steals

• Averaged 11 ppg and 10 rbg in 2 NCAA Tournament games, despite playing most of the time with a sprained wrist suffered in the first half against Montana...11 points and 11 rebounds in 38 minutes vs. Montana

• Averaged 21.5 ppg, 11 rpg and 4.5 apg in 2 MWC Tournament games...missed just 1 minute in the 2 games

• Monster effort against Air Force in Las Vegas with 28 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals in 39 minutes for his 13th double-double of the season

• 15 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals vs. San Diego State in Las Vegas...played the entire game

• Got better as the season progressed, averaging 16.5 ppg and 5.3 assists the last 13 games and 11.1 rebounds the last 14

• Shot 50% overall (80-161), 39% (16-41) from 3 and 72% (56-78) from the FT line the last 13

• 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists vs. TCU for his 12th double-double of the season and 7th in the past 8 games

• 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists at (13/11) BYU...had a game-saving block in the final seconds to preserve the win

• 15 points and 10 rebounds at Colorado State

• team-high 17 points and 8 rebounds vs. Air Force...his layin with 16 seconds left was the game-winner

• 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists vs. Wyoming

• At Utah, came within 2 points of becoming the 2nd Lobo (Luc Longley) to post a triple-double...8 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists

• 16 points and 13 rebounds in the win at (23/25) UNLV

• MWC co-Player of the Week after the win over San Diego State Feb. 6...had 29 points, including 8 of UNM's 10 points in overtime, in a career-high 43 minutes...made a career-high 4 3-pointers that included a 55-footer at the end of the first half...added 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 0 turnovers

• 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and a career-high-tying 5 steals at TCU...2nd half numbers were 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal

• 15 points, 7 assists, 8 rebounds vs. Dayton

• 5th double-double vs. Texas Tech with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists

• 22 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and 6 assists vs. Creighton...unbelievable 2nd half with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists...had a hand in all 13 of the Lobos' baskets after halftime (8 FGs, 5 assists)

• 18 points vs. No. 16/18 Texas A&M

• 22 points and 15 rebounds in the win over No. 25 Cal

• 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists at Hawai'i...scored 15 points after halftime on 7-10 FGs, plus 6 rebounds and 4 assists

• MWC Player of the Week Nov. 22 after leading UNM to a 4-0 record...averaged 18 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3 assists in the 4 games

• 30 points vs. Louisiana Tech, the most by a Lobo since J.R. Giddens had 30 (in overtime) against BYU on Feb. 26, 2008...also 10 rebounds for his first double-double as a Lobo

• 17 points at New Mexico State

• 16 points and team-highs with 7 rebounds and 6 assists in his Lobo debut vs. UC Riverside

2008-09 preseason NJCAA first team All-American at the College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah • Two-time first team all-Scenic West Conference for the Golden Eagles and head coach Chris Craig • Led CEU to a 25-7 record that included a 14-0 start to the season • Averaged 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, both tops on the team • Shot 48.5% (161-332) from the floor and averaged more than 3 assists a game • Had a season-high 35 points against Western Wyoming and 15 rebounds versus North Idaho College • Third team NJCAA All-American as a freshman, leading the team to a 17-15 mark • Averaged 18.4 ppg and 8.3 rpg, while shooting 49.3% from the floor • Scored 83 points in consecutive games (37 and 46) against No. 1-ranked College of Southern Idaho • Top rebound game was 16 against Colorado Northwest CC.

A 2007 graduate of Decatur (Ill.) Christian High School • Rated a 4-star recruit by Scout.com as the 25th best small forward in the country coming out of high school • Averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists as a senior for head coach Alan Huss • Listed as the 116th best prospect in the class of 2007 by Rivals.com • Attended Western HS in Las Vegas before moving to Texas and Gulf Shores Academy when he was 15.

Born Sept. 29, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nev. • Full name is Darington O'Neal Hobson • Son of Reggie Hobson and Dionne Hardy • Has two sisters, Garyn and Ashton, and a brother, Jeremy Davis.