NBA: Named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First-Team . . . Selected as the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April after helping Denver to a 10-4 record that clinched the team’s ninth consecutive playoff berth. He averaged 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds in April and recorded six double-doubles.
2011-12: Appeared in 46 games (39 starts) in his rookie year recording 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 22.5 minutes . . . Recorded an impressive 12 double-doubles . . . Posted career highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds vs. GSW on 4/9, becoming the first player in the shot-clock era to have at least 27 points and 17 rebounds while playing less than 25 minutes . . . Posted 13 points and 10 boards at OKC on 4/25 . . . Had 11 points and 10 boards in 30 minutes vs. ORL on 4/22 . . . Registered 18 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in 27 minutes at PHX on 4/21 . . . Totaled 10 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes vs. HOU on 4/15 . . . Posted 16 points and 12 boards in 36 minutes vs. MIN on 4/11 . . . Scored 20 points to go with 12 boards and two blocks in 34 minutes vs. SAC on 3/5 . . . Collected 16 points, 11 boards and two blocks in 30 minutes at HOU on 3/2 . . . Posted 13 points (6-6 FG) and 10 rebounds in 17 minutes vs. POR on 2/29 . . . Posted 10 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in 36 minutes vs. MIN on 2/20 . . . Had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes at MEM on 2/17 . . . Made first career start and posted six points, eight rebounds and one block in 18 minutes vs. HOU on 2/6 . . . Was listed as DNP-CD a total of 20 times, all before 2/8 vs. DAL including a stretch of 10 straight from 1/6 at NOH to 1/21 at NYN.
PLAYOFFS: 2012 (Denver): Appeared in all seven games vs. LAL, averaging 10.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.14 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game . . . Scored 10+ points in five games, including a playoff-high 15 points to go with 11 rebounds in GM 6 vs. LAL on 5/10 . . . Grabbed 10+ rebounds four times, including a playoff-high 15 to go with 12 points in GM 3 vs. LAL on 5/4.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Denver Nuggets out of Morehead State with the 22nd overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft.
COLLEGE: Became the NCAA modern-era (post-1973) career rebounding leader, surpassing Tim Duncan's 1,570 to finish his career with 1,673 boards . . . Finished career with 86 double-doubles, placing him just one behind Tim Duncan (87) for most in NCAA Division 1 history . . . Two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and three-time OVC Defensive Player of the Year . . . Finished with league-record 15 career OVC Player of the Week honors . . . Selected Third-Team AP All-American and NABC Under Armour Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Senior (2010-11): Averaged 17.3 points, a Division 1-leading 14.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.9 steals in 34.7 minutes . . . Recorded a nation-best 29 double-doubles in 35 contests . . . Had his No. 35 jersey retired by NSU on senior day . . . Posted 12 points and 17 rebounds in a first-round upset over fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals at the Pepsi Center in the NCAA Tournament . . . Scored 20+ points 16 times, recorded 10+ rebounds in 31 games (20+ six times) and registered three 20-point/20-rebound games . . . Junior (2009-10): Averaged 16.9 points and 13.0 rebounds en route to Honorable Mention AP All-American honors . . . Was OVC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Conference selection . . . Scored 20+ points on 10 occasions . . . Grabbed 10+ boards 27 times . . . Registered 24 double-doubles . . . Sophomore (2008-09): Averaged 13.9 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.9 blocks for the season . . . Freshman (2007-08): Started 20-of-30 games averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds . . . Named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team . . . Ranked first in OVC in offensive rebounds, third in total rebounding, and eighth in field goal percentage.