Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today that rookie guard Darington Hobson (6-7, 210) had successful left hip surgery this afternoon.  The surgery was performed by Dr. John Heinrich at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.  Hobson will undergo a similar procedure on his right hip later this year and is expected to miss the 2010-11 campaign.

Hobson, 24, was selected by the Bucks in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft (37th overall). He was named Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year and Player of the Year in his only season at New Mexico, where he became the first player in program history to lead the team in points, rebounds and assists.  Hobson was named Third Team All-America by The Associated Press and joined Evan Turner (The Ohio State University, 2nd overall pick in 2010 NBA Draft) as the only players in NCAA Division I to average more than 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game last season.