An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Winner of the 2009 Bob Cousy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate point guard. Named to Final Four All-Tournament Team after helping lead UNC to the NCAA championship. Finished seventh in UNC history with 608 assists. His 2.78 career assist-to-turnover ratio is the second-best mark in ACC history.
ACC Player of the Year and USWBA District Player of the Year. An All-America First Team selection by the NABC and Second Team by the AP. Set an ACC single-season record with a 3.49 assist-to-turnover ratio. Also led the league in assists (6.6 apg) and steals (2.14 spg), finished fourth in field goal percentage (.532), and was Carolina's second-leading scorer (16.6 ppg). Shot 47.2 percent from three-point range and 79.8 from the free throw line. Recorded 17 points, eight assists, zero turnovers and career-high seven steals in win over Michigan State. Had 21 points, nine rebounds and hit the game-winning three at Florida State. Scored 25 points and dished out five assists in win at Duke. Named NCAA South Regional Most Outstanding Player. Averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and shot 43.3 percent from three-point range in the NCAA Tournament.
All-ACC Honorable Mention pick. NABC All-District First Team. Averaged 12.7 points and a team-high 5.2 assists (ranked third in the ACC). Led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.36) and ranked sixth in free throw percentage (.835). Missed seven games and made only brief appearances in two more due to two separate ankle injuries. Posted a career-high 26 points at Rutgers. Registered a double-double of 23 points and 10 assists at Miami (Fla.). Notched 21 points, four assists and four steals vs. Mount St. Mary's in NCAA Tournament first round. Recorded 19 points and seven assists vs. Arkansas in second round. Tallied 11 points and nine assists vs. Louisville in the Regional Finals on his way to earning All-East Regional Team honors.
Averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 assists (ranked third in the ACC). Led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.57). Recorded a season-high 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting at NC State. Registered 14 points and six assists vs. Tennessee in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Tallied 14 points and eight assists vs. Boston College in ACC Tournament semifinals. Earned All-ACC Tournament honors. Scored 20 points and dished out eight assists vs. Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Strengths: Excellent combination of speed, strength, quickness and poise at the point guard position. Gifted ball-handler who excels in the open floor, creating high percentage scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. Has improved as an outside shooter.
Personal: Has one sister and one brother. Also played soccer in high school.