An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-SEC honors from The Associated Press and league coaches as a junior. Named Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore. Currently ranks 11th on Alabama’s all-time list for career rebounds (849) and 18th in career points (1,327). Has posted 37 career double-doubles. Participated as a member of the USA Basketball Junior National Select team at the 2005 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis, Tenn.
Junior (2007-08): Was the only player in the SEC to average double figures in scoring (17.7 ppg, ranked fifth in the conference) and rebounding (10.1 rpg, first). Also ranked third in field goal percentage (.598) and fifth in blocked shots (1.94 bpg). Posted 17 double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points eight times. Registered season-high 30 points on 13-for-15 shooting vs. Missouri State. Recorded 24 points and 16 rebounds vs. Florida. Posted 22 points and a career-high 23 rebounds in the season opener vs. Troy. Scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds at Texas A&M. Tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. Tennessee. Notched 19 points and 17 rebounds vs. LSU and posted 16 points and 13 rebounds in the rematch. Contributed 15 points and 13 rebounds vs. Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament.
Sophomore (2006-07): Led team in scoring (14.6 ppg, ranked 11th in the SEC) and rebounding (8.7 rpg, fourth). Paced the conference in field goal percentage (.602). Scored 20 or more points five times, recording a career-high 34 points vs. Alabama State. Posted 13 double-doubles. Registered 28 points and 11 rebounds vs. Arkansas. Tallied 14 points and a season-high 15 rebounds vs. South Carolina. Posted 23 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and three steals at North Carolina State. Notched 16 points and eight rebounds at Florida. Scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Kentucky in the first round of the SEC Tournament.
Freshman (2005-06): Averaged 9.4 points and 8.0 rebounds (ranked fourth in the SEC). Also ranked eighth in the league in blocked shots (1.6 bpg). Started 22 of 31 games. Registered seven double-doubles. Scored season-high 22 points and pulled down 16 rebounds vs. Mississippi State. Tallied 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Florida. Posted a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double vs. Tennessee. Recorded 22 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Alabama State. Set a career-high with five blocked shots vs. Notre Dame. Scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.
Strengths: Has tremendous strength and an NBA-ready body. Very efficient around the basket offensively and on the boards. Plays with intensity.
Personal: Is scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in communications. Is a member of the University of Alabama’s Student Athlete Advisory Council. Enjoys playing older Nintendo video games.