An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named First Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press and Second Team by the league coaches as a junior. Earned Consensus Second Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore, and Third Team honors as a freshman. Finished collegiate career ranked eleventh all-time in Iowa State history in scoring (1,651 points), fourth in steals (200), seventh in assists (448), and 10th in three-point field goals made (80). Has 34 career 20-point games.
Junior (2005-06): Led team and ranked fourth in the Big 12 in scoring (19.4 ppg) while averaging 5.6 assists (ranked third) and 2.4 steals (second) a contest. Posted three double-doubles. Opened season with a career-high 35 points on 15-for-24 shooting vs. Mountain State. Tallied 22 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and seven assists vs. Fresno State. Registered 27 points in a road win at Nebraska. Led team with 24 points and seven rebounds vs. Kansas. Recorded just the third triple-double in school history with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Colorado. Scored 27 points in three consecutive games at Nebraska, vs. Texas A&M, and at Missouri. Scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament.
Sophomore (2004-05): Led team and ranked eighth in the Big 12 in scoring (17.2 ppg). Also ranked second in the league in steals (2.3 spg) and fifth in assists (4.5 apg). Surpassed the 20-point mark in scoring 10 times, with a season-high 30 points vs. Virginia. Registered 29 points at Kansas. Posted a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double at Texas. Scored 17 points and distributed a career-high 12 assists vs. Drake. Led team with 24 points vs. Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals. Tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. North Carolina.
Freshman (2003-04): Led team in scoring (16.2 ppg, fifth in the Big 12), assists (143) and steals (55). Scored 20 or more points eight times, tying the school freshman record. Posted season-high 32 points vs. Rutgers in the post-season NIT. Recorded a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. Kansas and led team with 26 points in the rematch. Scored 18 points and dished out ten assists vs. Texas. Registered 20 points in his collegiate debut vs. Mercer. Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Strengths: Combo guard who has the ability to score and set up his teammates. Tough player, who will get physical once he shakes a defender and penetrates inside. Good rebounder from the backcourt position.
Personal: Majoring in psychology. Earned the nickname “Blue Collar” while playing in the famed Rucker Park League in New York City.