A member of the Brazilian National Team that participated in the 2002 World Basketball Championship in Indianapolis.
Career Highlights: Named Mountain West Co-Player of the Year and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the Associated Press as a senior. Named Second Team All-America by Basketball Times. Registered 24 career double-doubles. Completed collegiate career at Brigham Young after playing first two seasons at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz..
Senior (2003-04): Led team in scoring (18.4 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg, ranking 11th nationally). Paced team in scoring 19 times and in rebounding 25 times. Posted 16 double-doubles. Scored career-high 32 points and grabbed career-high 17 rebounds in a win over Oklahoma State. Led team with 24 points and 12 rebounds against Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Junior (2002-03): Averaged 12.0 points and led team with 8.9 rebounds (ranking second in the conference). Recorded eight double-doubles. Registered season-high 31 points on 13-for-16 shooting at Air Force. Led team with 22 points and 15 rebounds against UNLV.
Sophomore (2001-02): At Arizona Western, averaged 17.9 points and 10.7 rebounds. Led team to a 28-3 record and a top 10 national ranking. Named Region MVP and Second Team NJCAA All-America.
Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 12.1 points and a team-leading 8.4 rebounds.
Strengths: Wide-bodied post player with great strength and surprising athletic ability. Never shies away from contact. Runs the floor well and can play with his back to the basket.
Personal: Majoring in recreation management. Wife’s name is Cheyenne. Enjoys playing soccer and is a big fan of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup Championship Team.