Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Participated in the 2005 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago.
Career Highlights: A four-year starter, he finished his career ranked sixth in Wake Forest history in rebounds (858), 13th in points (1,738) and second in games started (121). His .593 career field goal percentage is second at Wake and 14th in ACC history. Named Second Team All-ACC as a junior and Third Team as a senior.
Senior (2005-06): Led ACC in field goal percentage (.619) and ranked third in rebounding (8.9 rpg). Finished 11th in the ACC in scoring (16.3 ppg). Led the Demon Deacons in steals (44) and free throw attempts (221). Scored in double figures 32 times and had 10 double-doubles. Had 20 points and seven rebounds against eventual National Champ Florida. Had 22 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against Clemson.
Junior (2004-05): Led the ACC in field goal percentage (.630). Ranked seventh in the conference in scoring (16.1 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (7.7 rpg). Averaged 9.1 rebounds in conference games, third-most in the league. Led Wake Forest with nine double-doubles. Had 23 points and 12 rebounds in a second round loss to West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.
Sophomore (2003-04): Ranked third on the team in scoring (12.4 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.6 rpg). Led the team in field goal percentage (.546). Shot a team-best 57.5 percent against nationally-ranked teams. Ranked second on the team with 21 blocked shots. Ranked 18th in the ACC in scoring and 11th in rebounding. Scored in double figures 22 times, ranking second on the team behind Justin Gray.
Freshman (2002-03): Started all 31 games -- the third-most started by a Wake freshman and tied for the seventh-most played by a Deacon frosh. Led the Deacons in field goal percentage (.547) -- the eighth-highest percentage ever by a Wake freshman. Ranked fifth on the team in scoring (8.7 ppg).
Strengths: Uses large frame and terrific strength to overpower people in the post. Runs the floor well for a player his size.
Personal: Parents Eric (football) and Debra (basketball) both played sports in college at Livingstone. Debra once grabbed 31 rebounds in a game. Nicknames are “Big E” and “E-Dub.” Once broke a rim in a game as a junior in a high school game. Is proficient at drawing cartoons.