An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2009. Selected as the 2008 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a high school senior.
Started in all 35 games at shooting guard playing alongside senior point guard Darren Collison. Averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks in 27.1 minutes per game. Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors. Recorded a career-high 20 points on a perfect 8-for-8 shooting in just 19 minutes vs. Florida International. Posted 12 points, a career-high 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Louisiana Tech. Had a career-high six steals vs. CS Northridge and five vs. USC. Totaled 13 points, five rebounds and four assists vs. California; 15 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. Stanford; and 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists vs. USC over a three-game span.
A four-year varsity basketball letter-winner at Campbell Hall High School. As a senior, averaged 25.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.8 steals. Rated the No. 1 point guard and the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com. Named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and Parade Magazine First Team All-America. Played in the 2008 McDonald's All-American Game, scoring 14 points and totaling five rebounds, five steals and three assists for the West Team. Also invited to play in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden. As a junior, named Gatorade California Player of the Year. Chosen for the Parade Magazine All-America Third Team and EA Sports All-America Second Team. Participated in the 2007 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival Blue Team as a rising senior, averaging 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 8.0 assists. Ranks second all-time in assists over the Festival (40) and in a game (12).
Strengths:Prototypical size at the point guard position. Long arms help him collect steals and deflections. Great upside defensively. Rebounds and blocks shots. Has a high basketball IQ and good vision. An excellent team player.
Personal: Collects shoes as a hobby. Was choir and percussion section leader of his high school's orchestra as well as team manager of the girl's varsity tennis squad. Brother, Justin, is a sophomore forward on the University of Washington basketball team.