An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Ranked 38th in career scoring (1,211 points) and seventh in career assists (439) at Syracuse. Started all 73 games of his tenure, scoring in double figures in 64 contests.
All-Big East Second Team. AP All-America Honorable Mention. NABC All-District First Team. Finalist for the Bob Cousy Award. Set a school single-season record for minutes played (1,418) and tied the mark for games played (38). His 254 assists represent the fifth-best single-season total in SU history. Scored in double figures in 36 contests, the third-best mark in Orange history. Named MVP of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic after scoring 25 points vs. Kansas, including a three-pointer with six seconds left to send the game into OT. Dished out a career-high 13 assists and scored 25 points vs. Georgetown, hitting 15-of-16 free throws. Had back-to-back 22-point outings against West Virginia and Villanova. Netted a career-high 35 points at Providence. Played 67 minutes, scored 34 points and had 11 assists in six-OT win over UConn in Big East Tournament. Had 22 points vs. Oklahoma in NCAA Sweet 16.
Big East co-Rookie of the Year. Big East All-Rookie Team and All-Big East honorable mention. Earned NABC and USBWA all-district honors. Dished out a team-high 185 assists, the second-best freshman mark in SU history. Also ranked among SU rookie leaders with 548 points (4th) and 56 three-pointers made (3rd). Posted a streak of 313 consecutive minutes played, including seven complete games. Averaged 39.2 minutes in regular-season conference games. Made his collegiate debut with 28 points vs. Siena, the highest freshman debut on the SU books. Recorded 16 points vs. Washington at Madison Square Garden. Recorded first career double-double with 20 points and 12 assists vs. UMass. Tied his season-high with 28 points vs. Pitt. Recorded 23 points and seven assists in win over Maryland.
Strengths: Mature, confident and quick point guard who knows how to run a team, despite being more of a natural scorer at this stage of his development. Leads by example. Gets into the lane and makes plays.
Personal: Started for the USA Basketball Under-19 squad that won silver in the 2007 World Championship. Averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 assists for the USA Men's Under-18 Team that earned gold at the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. Along with SU teammate Paul Harris, helped Niagara Falls HS become the first team from Western New York to win the New York Federation title.