Originally an early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Mountain West and All-District honors from the USBWA and NABC his junior and senior seasons. Ranks 30th on UNLV’s all-time scoring list with 1,087 career points. Finished collegiate career at UNLV after playing first two years at Marquette. Sat out 2002-03 season under NCAA transfer rules.
Senior (2004-05): Ranked sixth in the Mountain West Conference in scoring (17.0 ppg), fifth in rebounding (8.1 rpg), and tied for sixth in free throw percentage (.820). Recorded 11 double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points 13 times, including a career-high 33 points vs. BYU. Posted 31 points and 12 rebounds at Colorado State. Scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Oregon State. Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds vs. Fort Lewis. Registered 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting vs. Arizona State in the first round of the postseason NIT.
Junior (2003-04): Led the MWC and ranked third in the nation in rebounding (10.2 rpg). Registered 19 double-doubles, third-best in the nation. Scored season-high 28 points at New Mexico. Posted a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds vs. Wyoming. Recorded 20 points and tied a career-high by grabbing 16 rebounds at Colorado State. Tallied 23 points in the title game of the Mountain West Conference tournament vs. Utah.
Sophomore (2001-02): At Marquette, averaged 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Paced team in rebounding in 10 games, with a career-high 16 boards at Southern Mississippi. Scored season-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. St. Louis. Posted 12 points and 13 rebounds vs. Louisville. Led team with 19 points vs. TCU.
Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 6.1 points and team-high 5.5 rebounds. Posted two double-doubles, including a 14-point, season-high 12-rebound game at UAB. Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.
Strengths: An excellent rebounder on the college level who will have to make the transition from power forward to the small forward position as a professional.
Personal: Majored in sociology. Sister, Candis, is an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at DePaul. Was an AAU teammate of current Portland Trail Blazer Darius Miles.