2012-13 SEASON: Played in 75 games during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 7.8 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 16.7 minpg….Shot .527 (256-486) from the field…Made 28 starts, averaging 10.3 ppg. and 4.2 rpg. in 21.9 minpg. during that span…Ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (14th), rebounding (16th), field goal percentage (4th) and free throw percentage (5th, .798)…Led (or tied) the team in scoring five times and in rebounding three times…Scored in double figures 28 times and had 20-plus points twice, including a career-high 22 points on Dec. 29 vs. Toronto…Tallied double figures in rebounding twice, including a career-high 12 rebounds on Feb. 19 vs. Charlotte…Recorded two double-doubles, including first career NBA double-double on Feb. 1 @ Boston (14 points-10 rebounds)…Had at least one steal in 21 games, including a career-high four steals on Dec. 9 @ Phoenix…Had at least one blocked shot 21 times, including a career-high four blocks on Dec. 14 vs. Golden State…Participated in the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend, tallying six points and three rebounds in 10 minutes...Made his NBA debut on Nov. 2 vs. Denver (two points, two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 11 minutes)…Made first career NBA start on Dec. 21 @ Toronto (six points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes)…Missed one game (Mar. 15) due to an illness and one game (Mar. 27) due to a sprained left ankle…DNP-CD five times.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
COLLEGE CAPSULE: Appeared in 123 career games at St. Bonaventure University, averaging 17.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg. and 1.98 blkpg. in 29.9 minpg. and shot .575 (809-1,407) from the field during his collegiate career…Earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors all four seasons (First Team, 2010-11 and 2011-12; Second Team, 2008-09 and 2009-10) and was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year as a senior in 2011-12…Also earned All-American honors by The Associated Press in 2011-12…Led the Bonnies in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots for three straight seasons (2009-12)…Ranks second all-time in school history in scoring (2,103 points), second in blocked shots (244), second in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds (887)…As a senior (2011-12), played in 32 games, averaging 18.5 ppg., 8.4 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 2.0 blkpg. in 30.1 minpg….Scored in double figures 29 times…Grabbed a career-best 23 rebounds (along with 21 points) on Feb. 11 vs. Duquesne, and led the Bonnies to the NCAA Tournament…During his junior year (2010-11), appeared in 31 games, averaging 20.8 ppg., 7.3 rpg. and 1.5 blkpg. in 33.8 minpg….Scored in double figures 30 times, including a career-high 44 points on Dec. 18 vs. Ohio University…As a sophomore (2009-10), played in 30 games, averaging 16.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 1.8 blkpg. in 30.2 minpg….During his freshman season (2008-09), averaged 12.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and a team-high 2.7 blkpg. in 25.1 minpg…Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. Player Profile >