Originally an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Second player in Miami history to record 1,000 points, 850 rebounds and 100 assists. Finished 19th all-time at UM with 1,245 points. His 21 career double-doubles ranks fifth.
Senior (2009-10): Team leader in scoring (12.0 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg), blocks (1.1 bpg) and field goal percentage (.604), the second best UM single-season average. Had three “20 & 10” games on the season. Grabbed a season-high 15 boards vs. Stetson and South Carolina. Scored a season-high 23 points to go with 11 boards and three blocks vs. Wake Forest. Named MVP of Charleston Classic, averaging 16.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in three games. Recorded 21 points and nine rebounds vs. Duke.
Junior (2008-09): Led Miami in rebounding (7.3 rpg, 11th in ACC), field goal percentage (.565) and steals (1.0 spg), and finished second in scoring (10.6 ppg). Also ranked among ACC leaders in offensive rebounds (3.1 rpg, 5th), free throw attempts (6.2 per game, 6th). Scored a team-best 17 points and grabbed eight boards in NIT Second Round vs. Florida. Had eight points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Providence in NIT First Round. Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Florida Atlantic. Grabbed a career-high 16 boards vs. Florida Southern and 15 at Georgia Tech. Shot .700 or better from the floor in 10 games.
Sophomore (2007-08): Finished second on the squad in rebounding (6.5 rpg, 13th in ACC). Tied for fifth in the league with 2.6 offensive boards per game. Led Miami in FG percentage (.550) and finished fourth in scoring (8.6 ppg). Grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in win over St. Mary’s in NCAA Tournament First Round. Scored a career-high 26 points in home win over Duke, earning National Player of the Week honors by ESPN.com and Rivals.com. Averaged 12.0 points and 7.8 rebounds in final six contests of the season.
Freshman (2006-07): Started 22 of 32 games. Led the ACC in offensive rebounding (3.3 per game). Ranked second on the squad in rebounding (6.5 rpg), third in FG percentage (.538) and fifth in scoring (8.6 ppg). Had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help Miami upset No. 21 Maryland in first round of ACC Tournament. Recorded a team-high 44 dunks. Pulled down 12 or more boards in six games, including a 14-rebound effort vs. Virginia. Scored a season-high 24 points vs. BC. First rookie in Miami history to earn ACC Rookie of the Week honors.
Strengths: Strong and physical with a great basketball frame. Gets after it on the offensive glass, taking advantage of his 7-4 wingspan. Has improved his offensive repertoire in the post.
Personal: Trained with former NBA player and coach John Lucas in Houston in summer 2008 and 2009. Helped lead Miami Senior HS to the state title as a junior. Nickname is DC. Majored in sports administration.