An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team as a sophomore. Finished collegiate career as Stanford’s second all-time leader in blocked shots with 156.
Sophomore (2007-08): Averaged 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots (ranked second in the Pac-10). Scored in double figures 17 times. Registered a career-high 24 points on 8-for-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Yale. Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds and blocked four shots vs. California. Led team with 15 points vs. Oregon. Came off the bench to contribute 16 points and eight rebounds at Arizona State. Grabbed 12 rebounds vs. UCLA and contributed 16 points in the rematch. Scored 14 points vs. Arizona in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament. Registered 14 points and five blocked shots vs. Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Posted 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting, nine rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Marquette in the second round.
Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and a league-leading 2.4 blocked shots. Season total of 73 blocked shots set a school freshman record and was also the second-highest single-season total in school history. Scored in double figures 10 times. Posted two double-doubles. Registered a season-high 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting and blocked four shots vs. Washington. Tallied 14 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and six blocked shots vs. Siena in his collegiate debut. Recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. Denver.
Strengths: High-energy, athletic big man who runs the floor well. Will get physical on the boards and is a factor as a shotblocker on defense. Developing as an offensive player, but is content with scoring in transition and off second-chance opportunities.
Personal: Twin brother, Brook, is a sophomore at Stanford and fellow NBA Draft early entry candidate. Older brother, Alex, played collegiately at Washington and Santa Clara. Mother, Deborah Ledford, was an Olympic swimmer who competed at Stanford. Hobbies include watching movies and reading comic books.