Early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft. Winner of the 2004 Naismith Award, signifying the nation’s top high school player. Winner of the Morgan Wooten High School Player of the Year award. Named McDonald’s National High School Player of the Year. Named Co-MVP of the 2004 McDonald’s High School All-America game. Played in the EA Sports Roundball Classic. Named to the PARADE Magazine All-American Team.
High School Career Highlights: Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia in 2004. Led Southwest Christian to a Class A Georgia state championship in 2004. Finished high school career with 2,146 points, 1,728 rebounds and 811 blocked shots in 129 games.
2004 Postseason All-Star Games: Scored 19 points and was named Co-MVP of the McDonald’s High School All-American game. Helped lead the East to a 126-96 victory. Tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocks at the EA Sports Roundball Classic. Tallied 18 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Black team to a 107-96 victory over the White squad at the Jordan Capital Classic.
Senior (2003-04): Averaged 25.0 points, 18.0 rebounds, 8.0 blocks and 3.5 assists. In a tightly contested game against Sebastian Telfair's Lincoln HS, tallied 23 points and 19 rebounds in a 75-72 loss, as Telfair hit a game-winning three-pointer as time expired.
Junior (2002-03): Averaged 20.0 points, 15.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks, while leading his team to a 30-3 record and runner-up finish in the state’s Class A division.
Sophomore (2001-02): Averaged 18.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 6.0 blocks.
Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.
Strengths: Athletic and fluid big man who could eventually play all three frontcourt spots. Possesses good shooting, passing and ballhandling skills for a player his size. Praised for his strong work ethic.
Personal: Father Dwight Sr. is a Georgia State trooper and the Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. Mother Sheryl played on the inaugural women's team at Morris Brown College.