Originally an early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Earned All-West Coast Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. Finished collegiate career as the 17th all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,314 points. Granted a medical redshirt after missing all but one game of the 2002-03 season due to recovery from knee surgery and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a blood clot in his left arm. He underwent multiple surgeries to dissolve the clot, including the removal of the top rib on each side of his body to relieve the compression of nerves and blood vessels.
Senior (2004-05): Led team in scoring (19.2 ppg, second in the WCC) and rebounding (7.7 rpg, third). Scored in double figures in all but two contests, and posted seven double-doubles. Exploded for a season-high 31 points and grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds vs. Colorado State. Scored 29 points in upset win over Wisconsin. Tallied 27 points and 13 rebounds vs. UNLV. Posted a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds at Santa Clara. Registered 26 points and 12 rebounds at California.
Redshirt Junior (2003-04): Led WCC in scoring (17.8 ppg). Scored 20 or more points in 14 games, with a career-high 36 points at Maryland. Recorded 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting vs. Dayton in the season opener. Recorded a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds at Portland. Hit all nine shot attempts from the field on his way to 25 points at San Francisco. Led team with 20 points vs. Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament.
Junior (2002-03): In his only game of the year vs. Oregon, tallied seven points and six rebounds in 12 minutes.
Sophomore (2001-02): Averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes a contest. Team had a 14-3 record in the games he appeared in. Scored in double figures 10 times, with a season-high 26 points at Gonzaga. Tallied 19 points and a season-high nine rebounds in the Waves other matchup with the Bulldogs.
Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per contest. Posted season-highs of six points and five rebounds at Long Beach State.
Strengths: Aggressive and physical player who’s at his best when attacking the basket. Has the ability to step away and hit the mid-range shot.
Personal: Takes baby aspirin every day as prevention against the possibility of another blood clot.