An early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Mississippi at McComb High School in 2001-02 and 2002-03. Chosen as a 2003 McDonald’s All-American and participated in the McDonald’s High School All-America Game. Was a Second Team Parade All-America selection and a consensus top 25 national player. Originally committed to play at Mississippi State but failed to qualify academically. Later enrolled at Laurinburg Institute, then transferred to Coastal Christian Academy. Recently committed to Tennessee, before submitting his name for draft consideration.
2003-04: At Coastal Christian Academy, averaged 29.3 points, 17.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks. Participated in the Adidas/EA Sports Superstars Game in Knoxville, Tenn., and had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks to help the KG Superstars beat the T-Mac Superstars 149-127.
2002-03: As a senior at McComb, averaged 24.3 points, 15.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as the team made the Class 4A semifinals. Participated in the 2003 ABCD Camp at Farliegh Dickinson University, averaging 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds.
2001-02: As a junior, averaged 26.0 points and 16.0 rebounds.
Strengths: Very agile for his size with decent shooting range. Large wingspan makes him a decent rebounder and shotblocker.