An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Recorded 1,183 points, 329 rebounds, 188 assists and 124 steals in three seasons at MSU. Scored in double figures in 61 of 97 games, including 13 games with 20 or more points.
Junior (2005-06): Named All-Big Ten Second Team by media and coaches and Big Ten All-Defensive Team by league’s coaches. NABC All-District First Team and USBWA All-District honoree. Recorded his 1,000th career-point with a 22-point effort vs. Northwestern. Scored a career-high 31 points against Wisconsin. Dished out a career-high eight assists to go with a team-high 26 points vs. UW-Green Bay, including a career-best six three-pointers. Recorded a career-high six steals in addition to scoring 18 points vs. Wichita State. Scored 19 points against Gonzaga, including 16 in the first half, and dished out six assists.
Sophomore (2004-05): Named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by league’s coaches. Selected Most Outstanding Player of the Austin Regional, averaging 13.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in first four games of NCAA Tournament. Recorded a season-high 24 points in NCAA Elite Eight vs. Kentucky, including 5-of-6 from behind the arc. Added 15 points vs. UNC in Final Four. Shot a team-best .500 from three-point range (10-of-20) in five NCAA Tournament games. Started 31 of 33 games on the season. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (10.9 ppg), rebounding (3.2 rpg) and assists (3.2 apg), and ranked second in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.848). Finished second on the squad with 41 steals (1.2 spg). Scored in double figures 21 times. Recorded 20 points and a career-best nine rebounds vs. Purdue. Dished out a season-high five assists, while committing no turnovers, vs. Duke. Was perfect from the line in 11 games.
Freshman (2003-04): Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Started 24 of 25 games. Finished third on the team with 33 steals, tied for fifth all-time among MSU freshmen. Finished fifth on the team with 38 assists. Led squad in free throw percentage (.807) among players with more than 50 attempts, ranking third all-time among MSU freshmen. Scored in double figures in 11 games. Recorded season-highs with 15 points and seven rebounds at Syracuse. Matched his season-high with 15 points vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament.
Strengths: Superior athlete, who plays with energy and a sense of urgency. Strength and athleticism allow him to play bigger than his height. Has improved as a shooter and playmaker.
Personal: Majored in Sociology.