Transactions: Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 46th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
2012-13 Season: Averaged 2.3 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per game in 52 games played in his rookie season (including two starts)...Led the team in rebounds one time...Broke out in W vs. DEN on 3/25 with career-high 16 points on 6-7 FG including 4-5 3PT FG...Played a career-high 35 minutes going 2-5 from the field scoring four points, grabbing five boards and dishing three assists...Poured in a career night off the bench to power a New Orleans win vs. POR on 3/10 with eight points, five assists and three boards...Scored five points on 2-6 from the floor at OKC on 2/27...Was activated on 1/27 and dressed for the 1/27 win at MEM...Was inactivated on 12/29 and sent to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League on 12/31... Tallied a career-high in assists (3) and minutes played (27) on 12/7 vs. MEM...Tallied new career highs (or tied) for points (7), FGM and FGA (2-4), FTM and FTA (2-2), offensive, defensive and total rebounds (2-6-8), assists (2) and minutes with 26 in the L at DEN on 11/25. Finished with four points, two assists and one rebound 11/16 vs. OKC...Recorded a career-high six points in 11/9 matchup vs. CHA.
College (University of Kentucky 2008-12): The 2012 SEC Sixth-Man of the Year. Set a UK record for career games played (152)…ranks 10th on UK’s all-time three-point field goals list with 175…scored 1,248 points, ranking 34th all-time…Senior (2011-12): Averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.1 minutes per game in helping UK win a national title…earned SEC Sixth-Man of the Year…posted five points and four assists in the title game vs. Kansas…posted back-to-back 19-point performances in the NCAA Tournament: Shot 7-of-11 overall and 3-of-6 from three vs. Iowa St. and 6-of-8 from the field and 2-of-2 from three vs. Indiana…also hit for 19 points vs. Portland, making four treys in 23 minutes…shot an impressive 7-of-8 overall for 19 points in a win at Georgia, going 4-for-4 from three…in home matchup with the Bulldogs on Senior Night, led Kentucky with 17 points (5-9 3Ps)…posted 17 points and five assists vs. Samford…notched team-high 16 points and four assists vs. Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship…totaled three-plus three pointers in 10 games on the season…Junior (2010-11): Started 37-of-38 games, averaging 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds…shot 44.3 percent from three and hit a three-pointer in 36-of-38 games…caught fire at the end of the year…had a 10-game stretch where he scored in double-figures, averaging 15.6 points…named the SEC Tournament MVP after averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds over three games…scored 15 of his game-high 17 in first half of NCAA Tournament opening game vs. Princeton…contributed 11 points vs. UNC to help UK advance to Final Four…had a season-high 24 points, three assists and three blocks vs. Florida…had 22 points (6-8 3Ps) vs. South Carolina, nine rebounds and three blocks…registered 18 points at South Carolina…Sophomore (2009-10): Started 32-of-38 games, averaging 6.5 points in 21.2 minutes per game…scored a season-high 20 points (7-9 FGs) with a team-leading nine rebounds vs. Wake Forest in the NCAA Second Round…posted 18 points, including four three-pointers, vs. Arkansas…helped Team USA to gold medal at U-19 World Championship in New Zealand…led the team with 12 blocks, averaging 5.0 points and 3.1 rebounds…Freshman (2008-09): Averaged 5.3 points in 21.2 minutes…in the last nine games, averaged 8.1 points.