An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Originally committed to Texas. Named to PARADE Magazine All-America First Team. Named a 2005 McDonald’s High School All-American. Listed as the 19th best senior prospect by Rivals.com. Ranked the 10th best senior in the country by Scout.com.
High School Career Highlights: Will have his No. 34 jersey retired by his high school, becoming only the
second player in school history to receive the honor, joining former NBA star Larry Johnson. Two-time First Team Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) pick.
2005 Postseason All-Star Games: Scored 13 points in the McDonald’s High School All-America Game. Hit for 16 points in the Jordan Classic.
Senior (2004-05): Averaged 23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists. TABC Named Class 5A Player of the Year. Named All-Dallas area Player of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. Led his team to the Class 5A Region II quarterfinals. Scored a career-high 47 points against Carter High School.
Junior (2003-04): Averaged 23.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
Strengths: Well-rounded offensive player with a good overall feel for the game. Has range on his jumpshot and solid ball-handling skills.