Height/Weight: 7-0 / 270
Birthdate: February 16, 1982 (Minneapolis, Minn.)
High School: Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Highlights: Earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten from the coaches and the
media as a senior. Named to the NABC All-Star team at the Final Four. Finished
collegiate career as the fifth all-time leader in blocked shots at Minnesota with
153. Played in 119 career games (tied for seventh most in school history), starting
44 times. Scored in double figures 24 times. Sat out the 2001-02 season at Minnesota
as a redshirt. Started his career at Minnesota as a walk-on freshman before being
awarded a scholarship prior to his sophomore season.
Senior (2004-05): Averaged 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds (tenth in the Big Ten), and 2.5 blocked shots (second). Started 30 of 32 games. Scored in double figures 19 times, with a career-high 21 points vs. Central Michigan. Posted 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting vs. Chicago State. Recorded a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double at Iowa, and registered 14 points, a career-high 17 rebounds, and four blocked shots in the rematch. Tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds at Indiana. Scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out five assists vs. Alabama in the Great Alaska Shootout. Tied a career high with seven blocks vs. Ohio State. Registered ten points and seven rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Iowa State.
Junior (2003-04): Averaged 4.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16.0 minutes a contest. Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in blocked shots (1.14 bpg). Started 11 of 28 games. Scored in double figures twice. Registered season highs of 16 points and ten rebounds vs. Michigan. Scored ten points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Ohio State. Recorded a season-high four blocks at Wisconsin. Tallied nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals at Virginia.
Sophomore (2002-03): Averaged 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.7 minutes a contest. Started once. Scored in double figures twice. Posted 12 points and nine rebounds vs. Sacred Heart. Matched season high with 12 points vs. Michigan. Set season highs with nine rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Oral Roberts. Led team with seven points and two blocks vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.
Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.5 minutes a contest. Started twice. Scored a season-high 11 points in his collegiate debut vs. UNC-Greensboro. Grabbed a season-high four rebounds in his first career start. Blocked a season-high three shots at Iowa and vs. Penn State.
Personal: Sister, Stephanie, was an All-Big Ten selection at middle blocker on the Minnesota women's volleyball team.