Height/Weight: 7-1 / 255
Birthdate: December 31, 1982 (Hope Forest, South Australia)
High School: Lake Ginninderra College (Canberra, Australia)
College: Georgia Tech
Pro Career Highlights: Participated in NBA training camp with the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets in the fall of 2005.
College Highlights: Instrumental
in leading Georgia Tech to the 2004 NCAA title game. Finished collegiate career
ranked fifth all-time at Georgia Tech in blocked shots (157) and 16th in rebounds
(640). Started 90 of 119 career games played. Posted ten career double-doubles.
Has gained more than 40 pounds since first starting school.
Senior (2004-05): Averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds (ranked seventh in the ACC). Led the team in field goal percentage (.539) but did not meet the minimum attempts to qualify for league leaders. Scored in double figures in eight of last 10 games on the season and averaged 11.6 points over that stretch. Started all 32 games. Recorded season-high 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting at Wake Forest. Grabbed season-high 15 rebounds twice, vs. Virginia and vs. Clemson. Averaged 9.0 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting .500 from the floor in the ACC Tournament, including 15 points and 10 rebounds against North Carolina. Tallied 13 points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Louisville.
Junior (2003-04): Averaged
9.2 points while finishing fourth in the ACC in blocks (1.4 bpg) and eighth in
rebounds (6.6 rpg). Started 36 of 37 games. Recorded career-high 22 points vs.
Alabama A&M. Scored 18 points vs. Duke. Posted a double-double of 17 points
and a career-high 17 rebounds vs. North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. Was Georgia
Tech's second leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 10.8 points along
with 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. Recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds in the semifinal
win over Oklahoma State, and nine points and 11 boards in the final vs. UConn.
Averaged 16 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Australian National Team in the World
University Games in Seoul, Korea in August 2003; team finished seventh in a field
Sophomore (2002-03): Averaged 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 12.5 minutes a contest. Ranked third on the team in field goal percentage (.472) and second in blocked shots (25). Started 16 times. Scored in double figures twice. Set season highs of 13 points and nine rebounds at Maryland. Scored ten points at Syracuse. Blocked a season-high three shots vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener. Played for the Australian Boomers national team that toured China in June of 2002.
Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 16 minutes a contest for the season, numbers that improved to 5.7 ppg and 3.6 rpg in ACC play. Led team in field goal percentage (.587). Started five of first six games before being sidelined for 12 games with a broken foot. Scored season-high 14 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting from the field vs. Wake Forest. Registered ten points at Florida State in his only other double-digit scoring effort on the season. Was a member of the Australian Under-22 National Team that finished eighth in the 2001 Under-22 World Championships in Satiama, Japan.
Personal: Majored in management. Was the first high school
player ever named to the Australian National Team. Attempted to make the 2004
Australian Olympic Team but did not make the final cut.