Originally an early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Named Brazilian League Rookie of the Year in 2003. Had a tryout with Benetton Treviso of the Italian League in January 2004 but didnít join the team. Did not participate in any international competitions for his native country. Signed with DVK Joventut (Spain) for the 2004-05 campaign.
2004-05: Averaged 7.1 points and 2.3 assists in 17.6 minutes per game with DVK Joventut in his first ACB season. Averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 assists in 15.8 minutes per game in ULEB Cup competition.
2003-04: Appeared in 28 games for Paulistano of Brazil, averaging 17.4 points, 6.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds.
2002-03: Appeared in 32 games for Pinheiros of Brazil, averaging 16.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals.
Strengths: Has excellent quickness and court vision. Also has good end-to-end speed and good lateral quickness.
Personal: His father and brother both played professional basketball in Brazil. Played one season of high school basketball in the United States. Speaks fluent English.