An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Ranked eighth in the Big 12 in rebounding in 2009-10. Rebounding average was the fourth-highest by a freshman in school history.
Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 10.3 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds in 24.0 minutes a contest in his first year at Oklahoma. Shot a team-high .547 from the field. Ranked eighth in Big 12 in rebounding and per game average led all Big 12 freshmen. Recorded a team-high 23 blocked shots and added 21 steals. Finished sixth in the league and first among freshmen in double-doubles (7). Scored in double figures 16 times and registered 10-plus rebounds on nine occasions. Netted a season-high 23 points (11-17 FGs) and grabbed 15 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end, vs. No. 24 Baylor. Recorded 13 points and a season-high 18 rebounds vs. Oklahoma State. Tallied 18 points and 15 boards in season opener vs. Mount St. Mary's, grabbing more caroms than any OU freshman in 37 years. Totaled 16 points, 15 rebounds (8 off.) and a season-high three blocks vs. Centenary. Registered 15 points and nine rebounds at No. 25 Texas.
High School: Averaged 16.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game as a senior for national runner up Oak Hill Academy (40-1). Also shot .342 from three-point range (27-for-79). Named team MVP and honored as 2009 Gatorade Virginia High School Basketball Player of the Year. Ranked No. 9 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 11 (No. 3 center) by ESPN.com and Scout.com. Led all scorers with 20 points in the McDonald's All-American Game and added seven boards in 21 minutes. Also competed in the Jordan Brand Classic. As a junior at Oak Hill, helped team to 34-4 record and No. 3 national ranking by averaging 12.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game and shooting .659 from the field. Attended Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas, as a sophomore and Humble High School as a freshman.
Strengths: Productive rebounder. Agile for his size and has good hands. Shows solid touch on the offensive end.
Personal: Sister, Donnisha Tate, played basketball at Mississippi State