An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.
An Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and a Third-Team All-America pick by The Sporting News as a junior. Included on the final ballot for the John R. Wooden Award. Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 and All-Defensive team honors in voting done by the league's head coaches. A First-Team NABC All-District 20 pick and a USBWA All-District IX selection. As a sophomore, was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Defensive team selection. Finished his career ranked in the top 10 in school history in rebounds (763/10th), blocked shots (140/6th) and field goal percentage (.578/5th).
Became the first Wildcat to average in double figures in both scoring (18.3) and rebounding (11.0) in the same season in 30 years. Set a school single-season record for rebounds in a season (375). Finished as the Pac-10 leader in double-doubles (20), ranked second in rebounding and blocked shots (1.7), and third in scoring. Set a career-high with 30 points to go with 18 rebounds vs. Houston. Posted 27 points and 11 rebounds at Washington. Registered a career-high 22 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive end, vs. UAB. Tallied 25 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high six blocks vs. San Diego State.
Averaged 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game. Ranked first in the Pac-10 with a .620 field goal percentage and fourth in blocked shots (1.65 bpg). Had a season-high 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks at Illinois. Tallied 14 points and a season-high 19 rebounds at UNLV. Hit all seven shot attempts vs. Oregon State to set a Pac-10 Tournament record for field goal percentage. Also had 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. Oregon State in the first meeting of the season and went 8-of-9 from the field in the second match-up. Totaled 18 points and 14 rebounds at Arizona State.
Contributed 4.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game as a freshman. Shot .652 from the field. Ranked 10th in the Pac-10 with 0.90 blocks per game. Emerged late in the season after playing sparingly early on. Recorded three double-doubles overall. Posted a season-high 16 points, eight rebounds and a season-high five blocks vs. Washington. Registered 15 points and a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Oregon.
Strengths: Live body who gets off the floor quickly. Can slip through defense with his dribble. Creates scoring opportunities. Good shooting touch. Tracks down caroms out of his rebounding position. Productive scorer and rebounder who hasn't maxed out his potential yet.
Personal: A sociology major. Did not play organized basketball as a high school junior.