An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference and All-Freshman Pac-10 honors. Named Second Team All-District 14 by the NABC. Honored as a freshman All-American by CollegeInsider.com. Helped lead Team USA to a gold medal in the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, averaging 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds. Recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds in the title contest vs. Argentina. Was also a member of the USA Junior National Select Team at the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tenn.
Freshman (2006-07): Led team in scoring (14.9 ppg, ranked 10th in the Pac-10) and ranked second in rebounding (6.4 rpg, ninth). Also ranked fourth in the conference in field goal percentage (.532) and third in blocked shots (54). Set a school record for freshmen with 461 points. Missed one game due to a left ankle sprain. Scored 20 or more points nine times. Posted three double-doubles. Recorded career-high 24 points and hit his only three-point field of the season at USC. Posted 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. LSU. Registered 21 points at UCLA and tallied 13 points, five blocks and a career-high 15 rebounds in the rematch. Shot 7-for-12 from the field on his way to 22 points vs. Washington State. Scored 14 points and blocked a career-high six shots vs. Sacramento State. Tallied 12 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots in his collegiate debut vs. Pepperdine. Registered 13 points and nine rebounds in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament.
Strengths: Very skilled around the basket and can finish with a soft touch with either hand. Runs the floor well and has the ability to handle the ball when needed. Also an outstanding passer for a big man.
Personal: Father, Jeff, played at Washington from 1972-74 and uncle, Steve, played at Washington from 1970-72 and in the NBA for five teams over 10 seasons. A high school and AAU teammate of current Portland Trail Blazers guard Martell Webster.