Biography

2012-13 SEASON: Averaged 6.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 49.3% from the field in 45 games...Had lumbar disc surgery on Feb. 1 and would miss the remainder of the season...Made his NBA debut against Miami on 10/30 and recorded two points and one rebound in eight minutes of action off the bench...Recorded his first career start against Washington on Nov. 3 and recorded four points, seven rebounds, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes...Handed out a season-high four assists and knocked down his first career three-pointer against Chicago on Nov. 12...Recorded his first double-double with 12 points and 11 boards against Toronto on Nov. 17...Notched a season-high 16 points at Detroit on Nov. 18...Tied his season high with 16 points to go along with seven boards against Brooklyn on Dec. 25...Pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds to go along with 12 points and three assists for his second double-double against Phoenix on Jan. 9...Notched his second consecutive double-double against Houston with 14 points and 11 boards on Jan. 11...Swiped a season-high three steals against Miami on Jan. 27... PLAYOFFS: Missed the 2013 playoffs due to injury.

COLLEGE CAREER: 2011-12 (Sophomore): Averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds in 30.4 minutes per game, helping the Buckeyes reach the Final Four...A Consensus First Team All-American...Finalist for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award...First Team All-Big Ten and NABC First Team All-District 7...NCAA Tournament East Region Most Outstanding Player and All-East Region Team...Top performances included a season-high 30 points (12-17 FGs), 12 rebounds and three blocks in a win over Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament...Had 28 points at Iowa, hitting a career-high tying 13 field goals in 18 attempts, and adding eight boards and a personal-best four steals...Posted 27 points and 13 rebounds vs. North Florida...Collected 22 points and 18 rebounds (one off career high), including personal-best 11 offensive, at Northwestern...Scored the game-winning bucket vs. the Wildcats on a layup with two seconds remaining...Tallied game-high 17 points and 16 rebounds (8 off.) vs. Michigan State... 2010-11 (Freshman): Averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds...Earned multiple National Freshman of the Year honors (Sporting News, Wayman Tisdale Award)...Tabbed Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player and Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Led the Big Ten in rebounds (377)...Second in boards per game in league games only (9.4)...Earned six-consecutive Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards (11 overall) and four conference Player of the Week awards...His 635 points were the second most ever by an OSU freshman...Established OSU frosh scoring record (40 vs. IUPUI)...Had 30 points and 19 rebounds vs. South Carolina...Went for 29 points and eight boards at Northwestern...Collected 27 points and 16 rebounds in win over No. 23 Illinois...Had 26 points and 10 rebounds in just his second college game, vs. Florida...Contributed a game-high 21 points and 16 rebounds in the NCAA East Regional Semifinal vs. Kentucky...Had 20 points, shooting 16-of-18 from the free throw line, and 18 boards vs. Northwestern...Accumulated 19 and 15 vs. Michigan...With 19 and 14 vs. NC A&T, became first Buckeye to have a double-double in their debut since Herb Williams in 1977.

PERSONAL: Played for his father, Satch, as a high school athlete at Northland High in Columbus, Ohio...Brother, J.J. plays professionally and spent three seasons at Ohio State...Another brother, Julian, competed at Kent St.