An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Led the nation in scoring with 28.6 points per game in 2008-09 en route to consensus All-America honors. Ranks 25th in NCAA Division I history with 2,635 points and fourth in career three-pointers with 414. Set an NCAA single-season record with 162 3-pointers in 2007-08. Established new all-time scoring records at Davidson and in the Southern Conference. Owns school career records for three-pointers (414), free throws (479), 30-point games (30) and career 40-point games (six). Also hold school single-season records for points with 974 and steals with 86.
Averaged 28.6 points to lead Division I in scoring, while adding 4.4 rebounds, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals. First-team Consensus All-America by The Sporting News, Associated Press, NABC and USBWA. Named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American team. Southern Conference Player of the Year and All-SoCon by the league's coaches and media association for the second-straight season. Earned SoCon Player of the Week a league-record eight times. One of 24 finalists on the Wooden Award Ballot, a midseason Top-30 candidate for the Naismith Trophy and a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and Bob Cousy Award. Scored a career-high 44 points at Oklahoma and vs. NC State, the seventh highest total in a Division I game in 2008-09. Had 43 vs. Appalachian State and 41 vs. Chattanooga. Totaled 39 points vs. Florida Atlantic, Elon and Wofford. Posted season-highs of 13 assists vs. Winthrop, 10 rebounds vs. UNC Greensboro, nine steals vs. Guilford and two blocks at West Virginia. Had four double-doubles on the season.
Averaged 25.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Scoring average ranked fourth nationally in Division I. Shot .439 from three-point range as he set an NCAA record for three-pointers in a season with 162. A Second-Team Consensus All-America by the Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, The Sporting News and ESPN.com. Named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American team and a finalist for the Wooden Award. Voted as the Southern Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-SoCon. Scored a season high 41 points against UNC Greensboro. Notched 40 points in a first round upset of Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament. Scored 30 and 33 points in tourney upsets of Georgetown and Wisconsin, respectively. Tallied 38 points at Appalachian State. Earned NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player honors and was named to the All-Region team. Had 38 points at Appalachian State and 37 points vs. Chattanooga.
Ranked ninth nationally in scoring with 21.5 points per game, adding averages of 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals. Second among all Division I freshman in points per game. Posted 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals vs. Chattanooga. Registered a season-high 32 points, nine rebounds and four assists at Michigan in his second collegiate game. Tallied 30 points in a first round NCAA Tournament loss to Maryland.
Strengths: Premium scoring talent. Understands how to move with the ball to shake his defender. Terrific off-balance shooter. Prolific scorer off the dribble. Has tremendous range on his jump shot. Excellent instincts and anticipation. Good vision. A capable rebounder despite his size and can even block shots.
Personal: Father, Dell, was a star at Virginia Tech and went on to enjoy 16 seasons in the NBA for five different teams, including a 10-year career with the Charlotte Hornets. Mother, Sonya, was a standout on the volleyball team at Virginia Tech. Brother, Seth, led all Division I freshman in scoring with 20.2 points a game at Liberty in 2008-09.