An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Final Four his sophomore and junior seasons. Earned First Team All-SEC honors as a junior and Second Team honors as a sophomore. Finished collegiate career as Florida’s 35th all-time leading scorer with 1,123 points. Also ranks second all-time in blocked shots (189) and seventh in rebounding (864). Recorded 28 career double-doubles. Helped lead Florida to national championships in 2006 and 2007, as the Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years.
Junior (2006-07): Named Third Team All-America by The Associated Press. Averaged 13.2 points, a team-high 9.5 rebounds (ranked second in the SEC) and 1.8 blocked shots (seventh). Missed two games due to a high ankle sprain. Posted 16 double-doubles. Recorded a career-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Tennessee. Registered 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Ohio State. Notched 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Providence. Posted a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament finals on his way to Tournament MVP honors. Tallied 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals vs. Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Led team with 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Ohio State in the championship game.
Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 11.3 points, a team-high 7.6 rebounds (ranked sixth in the SEC) and 1.7 blocked shots (sixth). Registered a team-high 10 double-doubles. Recorded a season-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Jacksonville. Tallied 16 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and a career-high six assists vs. Vanderbilt. Posted 16 points vs. LSU. Averaged 11.8 points and 10.0 rebounds during the NCAA Tournament. Notched 14 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists in the first round vs. South Alabama. Posted a 12-point, 15-rebound double-double vs. Villanova in the Regional Finals. Scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds vs. UCLA in the national championship game.
Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 5.6 points, 6.6 rebounds (ranked ninth in the SEC) and 1.6 blocked shots (sixth). Scored in double figures five times and pulled down double-digit rebounds five times. Recorded a season-high 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Alabama. Grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Tennessee. Tallied a season-high seven blocked shots vs. Ole Miss. Posted 14 points and 12 rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky in his second career start.
Strengths: Aggressive paint player on both ends who uses his blend of strength and athleticism to his advantage on the boards and as a shotblocker. Handles the ball and passes well for a big man.
Personal: Father, Tito, played in the NBA with three teams during the late 80s and early 90s. Speaks fluent Spanish.