Career Highlights: Earned Third Team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press and the league coaches as a redshirt freshman. Also named All-District by the USBWA and Second Team All-District by the NABC. Earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team honors and was twice selected as Big 12 Rookie of the week.
Redshirt Freshman (2007-08): Ranked second on the team in scoring (16.1 ppg, ranked fifth in the Big 12) and rebounding (6.3 rpg, 10th). Also finished 10th in field goal percentage (.465). Scored 20 or more points nine times and topped the 30-point mark twice. Posted four double-doubles. Scored career-high 31 points vs. Xavier and at Baylor. Registered 30 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high four steals vs. California. Hit five threes on his way to 19 points vs. Texas A&M. Tallied 22 points and five rebounds vs. Kansas. Recorded 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting at Texas Tech. Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Texas A&M in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. Notched 22 points on 7-for-12 shooting vs. USC in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Wisconsin in the second round.
Freshman (2006-07): Graduated from high school in October of 2006 and joined the Kansas State program on December 16, 2006, the first day of the second semester. Appeared in six games with five starts before missing the rest of the season due to a torn anterior crucial ligament in his left knee. Averaged 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in his shortened season, recording a season-high 19 points vs. USC. Tallied 13 points and a season-high eight rebounds vs. New Mexico in the title game of the Findley Toyota Las Vegas Holiday Classic. Recorded 15 points vs. Kennesaw State in his collegiate debut.
Strengths: Combines strength and power with elite athleticism and leaping ability. Has a smooth stroke from long range. Extremely competitive and plays hard.
Personal: Was a high school teammate of fellow NBA Draft early entry candidate O.J. Mayo of USC. Attended Huntington High School in West Virginia before finishing his high school career at North College Hill.