Youngest player ever selected in the NBA Draft and youngest player to ever play in an NBA regular season game at 18 years and 6 days 11/2 @ DEN ... Originally committed to Connecticut where he planned to major in business... Nicknamed "ATrain" in high school... Has one brother, Corey ... Enjoys reading, computers and listening to hip/hop music ... Played the piano for two years ... Outside of basketball, also enjoys playing tennis and golf ... Person he most admires is his mother Janet ... Lists greatest personal achievement as being drafted by the Lakers and becoming an NBA basketball player ... Lists "Entourage" as his favorite television show... Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco Giants are his other favorite professional sports teams... Wears size 18 shoes... Met fans and helped with the NBA Skills Challenge competition while participating in the NBA Nation Tour (a mobile playground traveling the country coast-to-coast) during its stop in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007.
Elected to enter the NBA directly from high school (St. Joseph HS, NJ) ... Averaged 22.0 points, 16.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as a senior at St. Joseph HS (Metuchen, N.J.) ... Named a 2005 McDonald's High School All-American ... Tallied nine points and five rebounds in 11 minutes at the McDonald's High School All-American Game ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Gray squad at the Jordan Classic
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