An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Shared NABC and USBWA National Player of the Year honors with Duke’s J.J. Redick and was named Chevrolet Player of the Year as selected by CBS Sports as a junior. Also finished second to Redick in the voting for the Wooden Award and was a Top Four finalist for the Naismith Award. Earned unanimous First Team All-American honors. Named West Coast Conference Player of the Year as a junior and earned First Team All-Conference honors his sophomore and junior seasons. Finished collegiate career as the third all-time leading scorer in Gonzaga history with 1,843 points and also ranks third in field goals made (659), fourth in free throws made (398), and ninth in three-point field goals made (127). Was a member of the 2004 USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team that earned a gold medal in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Junior (2005-06): Led NCAA Division I in scoring (28.1 ppg) while setting a school single-season record for total points with 926. Scored 30 or more points 14 times, and topped the 40-point mark on five occasions. Exploded for a career-high 44 points on 11-for-14 shooting (8-for-10 from behind the three-point line) at Loyola Marymount. Put together back-to-back 40-point efforts at San Francisco (41 points) and vs. Portland (42 points). Shot 18-for-29 from the field in scoring 43 points at Washington. Registered 43 points in a triple-overtime victory over Michigan State in the Maui Invitational. Named WCC Tournament MVP after averaging 23.5 points in two wins. Notched 35 points vs. Xavier in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Sophomore (2004-05): Ranked third in the WCC in scoring (19.0 ppg). Recorded 26 points and 11 rebounds vs. Illinois. Led team with 24 points in an upset win over Georgia Tech at the Las Vegas Showdown. Posted 28 points vs. San Francisco. Tallied 25 points and a career-high eight assists vs. San Diego in the WCC Tournament semi-finals. Scored a season-high 30 points in the tournament finals vs. St. Mary’s, on his way to MVP honors. Notched 27 points vs. Winthrop in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Registered 25 points vs. Texas Tech in the second round.
Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.8 minutes a contest. Recorded season-high 22 points at St. Mary’s. Scored 18 points vs. Maryland in the BB&T Classic. Tallied 20 points vs. Stanford in the Pete Newell Challenge. Recorded first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. Denver. Scored 14 points vs. Nevada in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Named to the WCC All-Freshmen team.
Strengths: Natural scorer with the complete offensive repertoire. Perpetual motion on offense, finding and exploiting seams in the defense. Can create for himself and others. A true competitor who doesn’t back down and lifts his teammates.
Personal: A Type 1 diabetic who monitors his blood sugar on the sidelines during games. Is an avid reader.