An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Pac-10 and All-Freshman Team honors. Also earned All-District honors from the NABC and USBWA. Was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards. Earned All-Pac-10 Tournament honors. Scored a team-high 20 points for the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis, Tenn.
Freshman (2007-08): Led team in scoring (20.7 ppg, ranked second in the Pac-10), assists (3.3 apg, 10th) and steals (1.6 spg, sixth), while ranking third in rebounding (4.5 rpg). Set school freshman single-season records for scoring average, points scored (684) and three-point field goals made (88). Scored 20 or more points 19 times and topped the 30-point mark five in four games. Exploded for a career-high 37 points at Arizona State, hitting 7-for-10 from three-point range. Tallied 34 points at California and posted 22 points and a career-high-matching nine rebounds in the rematch. Scored 32 points vs. Oregon and recorded 21 points in 25 minutes vs. Oregon State on his way to Pac-10 Player of the Week honors. Earned tournament MVP honors at the Anaheim Classic after averaging 18.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in three wins over San Diego, Miami-Ohio and Southern Illinois. Registered 19 points and five rebounds vs. Kansas. Posted 32 points vs. Mercer in his collegiate debut. Scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Stanford in the regular season finale. Notched 20 points and a career-high-tying six assists vs. Arizona State in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament.
High School: Named EA Sports National High School Boys Player of the Year and earned McDonald’s All-America, Parade All-America and USA Today All-America honors as a senior. Scored a game-high 27 points at the Roundball Classic held in Chicago and earned East Team MVP honors. Averaged 28.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.1 rebounds in helping Huntington High School to the 2007 Class AAA state championship, on his way to West Virginia Player of the Year honors. Spent first three years of high school at North College Hill in Cincinnati, helping lead his team to consecutive Division III state titles. Named Ohio Mr. Basketball his sophomore and junior years. Competed for the varsity squad as a seventh and eighth grader for Rose Hill Christian School in Ashland, Ky., averaging 20.5 points as an eighth grader and 23.1 points as a seventh grader.
Strengths: Physical guard who can play either backcourt position. Has a complete game offensively, able to shoot from deep or power to the basket and finish. Takes on all challenges at the defensive end.
Personal: Majored in business. Favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs. Wears the number 32 in honor of Magic Johnson.