An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Final Four. Earned First Team All-SEC honors as a junior and Second Team honors as a sophomore. Named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. Finished collegiate career tied for 28th on Florida’s all-time leading scoring list with 1,225 points. Also ranks fifth in career steals with 176. Ranks as Florida’s all-time scoring leader in the NCAA Tournament with 198 career points. 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): Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) and assists (2.9 apg) and third in rebounding (4.7 rpg). Paced the team and ranked fourth in the SEC in steals (1.9 spg). Missed three games due to mononucleosis. Tallied a season-high 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six steals vs. Western Kentucky. Posted a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds vs. Georgia. Registered 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists vs. Ohio State. Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds vs. South Carolina. Matched season high with 22 points vs. Ole Miss in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. Led team with 21 points vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 19 points vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Tallied 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Ohio State in the national championship game.
Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Scored 20 or more points four times. Recorded a career-high 26 points vs. Vanderbilt. Registered the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists vs. Jacksonville. Tallied 20 points and eight rebounds at Tennessee. Sank five threes in scoring 23 points vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tallied 19 points vs. George Mason in the Final Four. Scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. UCLA in the National Championship game. Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team.
Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 1.4 steals. Scored in double figures eight times. Posted season-high 17 points vs. Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. Shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the field in scoring 14 points at Auburn. Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Tennessee. Scored 11 points vs. Villanova in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.
Strengths: Length, foot-speed, anticipation and sheer desire make him an exceptional defender. Tough competitor. Excels in the transition game. Has shown improved range on his jumpshot.
Personal: Enjoys speaking to and working with kids.