Collison averaged 12.7 points, 5.7 assists and shot 45 percent from long distance this past season. And in doing so, he somehow managed to make UCLA fans forget about Jordan Farmar.
Collison's return means that Howland and the Bruins have a legitimate chance to get back to the Final Four for a third consecutive season. UCLA was 32-7 this past season and lost to Florida in the national semifinals.
Jeff Goodman is a senior college basketball writer for FOXSports.com and Scout.com. He can be reached at GoodmanonFOX@aol.com.