An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Earned First Team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors and was named Pac-10 Tournament MVP. His 485 points ranks third all-time for a USC freshman and his 201 rebounds ranks fourth.
Ranked third on team in points (13.9 ppg), second in rebounds (5.7 rpg), third in assists (1.5 apg), and second in field-goal percentage (.523, eighth-best in conference). Started all 35 games, scoring in double figures 28 times and posting four double-doubles. Scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting to lead his team to a win over Arizona State in the Pac-10 Tournament final. Scored 21 points along with a career-high 13 rebounds against UCLA in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals. Averaged 19.8 points in USCís five postseason games.
Earned First Team Parade All-America honors and First Team Best in the West honors as a senior. Named to McDonaldís All-America team, where he scored 10 points and won the Slam Dunk Competition. Earned Second Team All-USA honors from USA Today. Was invited to the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit, scoring a team-high 17 points in the latter. Named to California All-State team and named Moore League MVP. As a senior, averaged 29.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.0 steals in leading Compton High to consecutive Moore League championships. As a junior, averaged 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.2 steals, while averaging 22.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as a sophomore, and 26.1 points and 8.4 rebounds as a freshman.
Strengths: Big swingman with top-flight athleticism and a very high motor. Dangerous transition player and finisher around the basket. Capable of defending multiple positions with his size and lateral quickness. Good rebounder for his position.
Personal: Son of Frank and Diane. First dunked a basketball in sixth grade.