Full Name: Chris
Height/Weight: 7-1 / 240
Birthdate: July 20, 1980 (Chicago, IL)
High School: Thornton Township HS (Harvey, IL)
College: Iowa State
Briefly played for the Westchester Wildfire in the USBL in the summer of 2004.
Appeared in two games, making his only shot from the field, grabbing two rebounds,
and blocking three shots. Was an early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft,
but was not selected.
College Highlights: Played one season at Iowa State after playing the
first two seasons of his career at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa,
Junior (2002-03): A veraged 7.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Appeared in
nine games, starting one, before leaving the team for personal reasons. Led
team with season-high 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 22 minutes in
Iowa State debut against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Tallied nine points and 10 rebounds
against Oklahoma. Shot 5-for-6 from the field in scoring 10 points at Missouri.
Led team with season-high 12 rebounds at Oklahoma State.
Sophomore (2000-01): At Indian Hills CC, averaged 11.9 points, 8.1 rebounds,
and 2.3 blocked shots. Led conference in field goal percentage shooting 73.6
percent from the floor, a single-season school record. Also led conference in
blocked shots (77) and finished second in rebounding (8.1). Led team in double-doubles.
Set career-high of 30 points against Clinton (IA) CC. Recorded triple-double
of 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots in rematch against Clinton.
Scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against Northeast Nebraska CC.
Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 5.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.0 blocked
shots. Missed eight games and was hampered much of the season due to a broken
jaw. Prior to the injury, scored in double figures in three consecutive contests,
including games of 20 and 21 points. Helped Indian Hills to a Region XI title
and a fourth place finish in the NJCAA Tournament.
Personal: Majored in sociology.