Selected by the Orlando Magic in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft, but his draft rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets on January 21, 1999. Traded by the Nuggets to the Toronto Raptors where he made his presence felt with his lanky body and long arms to become one of the league's best shot blockers. Signed as a free agent by the Sacramento Kings before the 2002-03 season.
Averaged 11.3 ppg (.490 FG%, .674 FT%), 7.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.72 spg, a team-leading 1.51 bpg, and 27.0 mpg in 81 games played (started 31) for the Toronto Raptors...Ranked 30th in the NBA in rebounding as well as 20th in field goal percentage and 21st in blocks…As a starter, averaged 13.7 ppg (.490
FG%, .657 FT%), 8.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.97 spg, 1.45 bpg, and 33.1 mpg...Averaged 20.1 points, 13.2 rebounds (23rd in NBA), and 2.68 blocks (20th in NBA) per 48 minutes played … Scored in double figures 49 times, including seven games with 20 or more points...Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 18 times...Recorded 18 pointrebound double-doubles (tied for 35th in NBA)...Led the team in scoring three times and in rebounding 19 times...Registered three or more blocks 19 times and totaled three-plus steals three times…Played 40-plus minutes in seven games…Missed one game at Utah on 11/10/01 due to an NBA suspension for fighting...Scored a season-high 26 points (10-16 FG, 6-12 FT) with 15 rebounds at New York on 2/13/02…Recorded 14 points (5-13 FG, 4-4 FT), a season-high 16 rebounds, and three blocks in 40 minutes at the LA Lakers on 12/28/01…Tallied 15 points (7-15 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, and a season-high-tying five blocks at Seattle on 12/29/01…Went 9-for-9 from the field en route to scoring 20 points (9-9 FG, 2-5 FT) versus
Atlanta on 4/12/02…Posted 18 points (8-16, FG, 0-1 3pt, 2-3 FT) and 15 rebounds at Dallas on 3/7/02.
Averaged 7.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg and a career-high 1.90 bpg (14th in NBA)....Increased his statistical averages with Raptors with 9.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 2.39 bpg.... Second on team in blocked shots....Also ranked 11th in the NBA in total blocks and third in blocks per 48 minutes....Recorded two double-doubles as a Raptor....Recorded a career- and franchise-high 12 blocked shots 3/23/01 vs. Atlanta adding 13 points and eight rebounds....Had 19 double-digit scoring games with the Raptors including 20+ point games twice....Grabbed a season-high seven blocks while posting his first double-double with the Raptors....Posted 15 points, seven rebounds and five blocks 2/8/01 in first meeting against his former Denver mates....Recorded nine points, three rebounds and three blocks in Raptors debut 1/14/01 vs. Charlotte.
Played in 81 games in his second season, making 20 starts, including at least one at each of the three frontcourt positions....Improved his averages in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots and in one game grabbed 22 rebounds, the most by any Denver player in any game during the season....Posted 28 points and 9 rebounds in a 96-88 loss at Miami on 3/10/00....Grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds in a 90-89 loss at Indiana on 3/7/00....Logged a career-high 29 points and snared 16 rebounds in a 122-88 victory over Golden State on 3/3/00.....Tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds in a 98-96 loss in Dallas on 2/26/00....Notched 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 102-94 loss to Boston on 12/30/99....Posted 18 points and 16 boards in an 86-84 win over San Antonio on 12/18/99....Totaled 12 points and nine rebounds in a 95-86 victory over Chicago on 11/20/99.
Played in 28 of 30 games as a rookie, with two DNP-CDs, before missing the final 20 games of the season because of a partially collapsed lung....Placed on the injured list on 4/1/99....Averaged 3.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.11 bpg in a reserve role....Posted career-highs in points (13, 5-5 FG) and blocked shots (six), and added four rebounds in a 110-84 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies on 3/15/99....Totaled eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots against the San Antonio Spurs on 3/7/99....Made his NBA debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 2/5/99.
Played two seasons of junior college ball and one full season and part of a second season at UNLV....Averaged 22.6 ppg and 20.5 rpg in 23 games for Irvine Valley College in 1994-95 and 15.2 ppg and 11.1 rpg in 17 games for Dixie College in 1995-96 before transferring to UNLV....Named to the All-Western Athletic Conference First Team, the All-Defensive Team and the All-Newcomer Team in 1996-97 when he led the WAC with 112 blocked shots (3.86 bpg, the first player in UNLV history to post 100 or more blocks in a season) and was the team's leading rebounder at 10.0 rpg and second-leading scorer at 14.8 ppg....As a senior, played 10 games, averaging 14.8 ppg (including a career-high 28 points against Air Force), 8.6 rpg and 2.60 bpg, before he was suspended for violating team rules....Did not play for UNLV the remainder of the season, although in the postseason Nike Desert Classic he averaged 12 ppg and eight rpg and shot 56 percent from the field to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.