Hometown: Philadelphia, PA | High School: Prep Charter HS/APEX Academy (NJ) | Height / Weight: 6-9 / 235 | Position: Forward
Overview: Consensus All-America Second-Team his junior season who was also named the 2011 Big 12 Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team... Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 Big 12 Championship... KU's top scorer from 2009-11... A three-year starter who has been described as a do-everything type player who can post and handle the ball... One of 20 college players chosen by USA Basketball to train against the USA Men's National Team in summer 2010... Also spent the 2010 summer attending many big men camps - Amar'e Stoudemire Skills, adidas... Played mainly down low as a freshman and developed better range, including from beyond the arc... A highly-talented player who is a tough match-up with his versatility.
Junior Season (2010-11): A consensus All-America Second-Team selection who played in all 38 games for the Jayhawks, starting all but two... Named as the Big 12 Player of the Year, he was the leading scorer on the team, averaging 17.2 ppg... Scored 654 points on the season, ranking 12th on KU's all-time single-season scoring chart... Saw the second-most minutes on the team, playing 28.3 per game... Scored a career-high 33 points in a win against Iowa State (1/12), shooting 73.3 percent from the field (7-of-11)... Ranked second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage with a 57 percent clip... Averaged 7.6 rpg by collecting 290 boards over 38 games, a career-high... Notched 10 double-doubles on the season... Scored a career-high 26 three-pointers, hitting 34.2 percent from behind the arc... Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player where he averaged 17.7 ppg and 10.0 rpg in leading KU to the title... Led KU in every statistical category at least once... Hit the most free throws on the team, shooting 68 percent off of 148-of-215 shooting from the charity stripe... Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Kansas' Elite Eight matchup against VCU (3/27)... Named Big 12 Player of the Week three times (Nov. 29, Jan. 17 and Feb. 14).