2011-12: Appeared in 41 games (four starts) averaging career-low 4.7 points (.322 FG, .210 3FG and .814 FT), 2.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 14.7 minutes per game…Averaged 6.0 points (.231 FG, .143 3FG, .625 FT), 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.8 minutes per game in four games as a starter…Scored 10-plus points seven times and 20-plus points once…Led the team in scoring once, in rebounding twice and in assists once…Scored career-high 28 points (career-high 10-18 FG, 4-8 3FG, 4-4 FT) vs. Miami (1/25)…Grabbed season-high seven rebounds twice [at Indiana (12/26) and at Oklahoma City (1/23)]…Dished out season-high four assists vs. Dallas (1/10) and tied career-high three steals at Chicago (3/30)…DNP-CD 24 times and missed one game with a sore right ankle.
PRO CAREER: DRAFTED: Selected by Detroit in the first round (#15 overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft. CAREER AVERAGES/MILESTONES: In 141 career NBA games has compiled averages of 8.3 points on .431 shooting (330-766 FG) with 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 16.7 minutes per game. YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: 2009-10 (Detroit): Appeared in 69 games (four starts), averaging 5.1 points (.464 FG, .305 3FG, .821 FT), 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 13.3 minutes per game…In four starts, averaged 13.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 34.8 minutes per game…Scored 10-plus points 11 times, grabbed 10-plus rebounds once and led the team in rebounding three times…Recorded 16 points at New York (1/18)…Recorded career highs in rebounds (10), blocks (3) and minutes (44) vs. Atlanta (4/7) en route to his first career double-double…Teamed with Jonas Jerebko to become the first rookie duo to start a game for Detroit since Lindsey Hunter and Allan Houston started at Philadelphia 4/24/94…All four of his starts were with Jerebko…Played 20-plus minutes in 16 games – averaging 8.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.2 minutes per game…Grabbed five-plus rebounds 15 times…Missed the first regular season game of his rookie season at Memphis with an NBA suspension (10/28)…DNP- CD 12 times.
COLLEGE CAREER: HONORS: Named honorable mention All-West Coast Conference as a freshman and sophomore…Named to the WCC All-Freshman Team. YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: Was an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Averaged 12.7 points (.477 FG, .429 3FG), 6.8 rebounds and 2.06 blocks in 34 games (33 starts)…Finished the season with 70 blocks, the third-best single-season mark in program history…Scored 10 points in each of Gonzaga’s three NCAA Tournament games…Scored a career-high 28 points (10-13 FG, 3-4 3FG) against Santa Clara…Had back-to-back double-doubles against Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount…Opened the season with a double-double (15 points/12 rebounds) against Maryland. 2007-08 (Freshman): Averaged 10.5 points (.475 FG, .413 3FG), 4.7 rebounds and 1.63 blocks in 33 games (one start)…Recorded 54 blocks on the season, the fourth-best single-season total in program history… Finished the season ranked 16th in the conference in scoring and 10th in field goal percentage…Shot 88.1% from the free throw line and had a streak of 29 straight free throws made during the season… Had a season-best six blocks against Idaho…Scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds against Stephen Curry and Davidson in a NCAA Tournament first-round loss…Had a fantastic college debut, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Montana.