Position: Center Height: 7-0 Weight: 275 Years Pro: 3 Born: February 14, 1989 (Canal Winchester, OH) From: Ohio State
Acquired by the Bobcats on December 19, 2011 from Oklahoma City in exchange for a 2013 second-round draft pick… Has played in 91 career games for the Thunder and Bobcats, averaging 7.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 17.6 minutes… Averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22.5 minutes in 65 games with the Bobcats in 2011-12, after averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game in 26 career games for the Thunder… Initially selected by Dallas with the 24th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft before having his rights traded to Oklahoma City in exchange for the rights to Rodrique Beaubois and a 2010 second-round draft pick… Also played in 41 games with the Thunder’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, averaging 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 30.2 minutes.
Played in 65 games in his first season with the Bobcats, starting 25... Averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22.5 minutes… Scored in double figures 29 times after doing so just once in 26 career NBA games played prior to the season… Surpassed his previous career total of 39 points in the fifth game of the season… Scored in double figures 29 times, including six games of 20 or more points, and grabbed double-figure rebounds 10 times… Recorded six double-doubles… Led the Bobcats in scoring nine times, in rebounds 19 times, in steals three times and in blocks 17 times… Scored a career-high 31 points on 14-23 shooting and tied a career high with 14 rebounds in a career-high 43 minutes on April 6 at Milwaukee… The 14 field goals was a season high for a Bobcats player… Two games earlier, scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds on April 3 at Toronto… Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds on Jan. 7 at Indiana.
Appeared in 13 games for the Thunder, averaging 1.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 6.5 minutes… On April 13 against Milwaukee, scored a career-high 10 points and grabbed a career-high-tying five rebounds in a career-best 29 minutes played… Played in 14 games (all starts) for the Thunder’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, averaging 14.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 27.7 minutes while shooting .531 from the field (86-162).
Appeared in 13 games for the Thunder, averaging 1.1 points in 4.2 minutes per contest… Scored his first NBA points vs. Indiana on Jan. 9… Saw action in 27 games (all starts) for the Thunder’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, and averaged 15.1 points and 7.5 rebounds in 31.5 minutes... Played in three D-League Playoff games, averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 25.7 minutes.
Played one season at Ohio State… Appeared in 33 games, averaging 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 minutes while shooting .642 from the field… Named to the 2008-09 Big Ten All-Freshmen team and named 2008-09 Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year… Set a school record for field goal percentage by a freshman… Scored in double-figures in 12 of the season’s final 17 games… Scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at Northwestern to record his lone double-double.