2012-13 SEASON: Played in 57 games during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 4.1 ppg. and 3.7 rpg. in 11.2 minpg….Shot .513 (101-197) from the field…Made five starts, averaging 10.8 ppg., 7.2 rpg. and 2.6 apg. in 27.6 minpg. during that span…Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (T-14th)…Led (or tied) the team in rebounding four times…Scored in double figures seven times, including a career-high 23 points on Mar. 27 @ Charlotte…Recorded two double-doubles, including first career NBA double-double on Mar. 20 @ New York, where he had 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds…Had at least one blocked shot 21 times and had two blocks five times…Had at least one steal in ten games...Made his NBA debut on Nov. 2 vs. Denver (one rebound in three minutes)…Scored first NBA points (2-2 FTs) on Nov. 4 vs. Phoenix…Made first career NBA start on Mar. 22 vs. Oklahoma City (11 points, nine rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes)…DNP-CD 25 times…Was named the Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year,’ where fans voted online at OrlandoMagic.com for the player they felt showed the most heart and hustle.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the second round (49th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
COLLEGE CAPSULE: Appeared in 129 career games at Norfolk State University, averaging 12.5 ppg., 8.5 rpg. and 2.19 blkpg. in 27.3 minpg. and shot .553 (610-1,104) from the field during his collegiate career…Was the 2012 Lou Henson recipient as the nation’s top mid-major player…Named the 2011-12 MEAC Player of the Year and a two-time MEAC Defensive Player of the Year (2010-11, 2011-12)…Also earned MVP honors of the 2012 Portsmouth Invitational, averaging 11.7 ppg., 11.7 rpg. and 3.7 blkpg. in three games…As a senior (2011-12), played in 36 games, averaging 15.9 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 2.69 blkpg. in 31.3 minpg….Helped the #15-seed Spartans to a historic upset of #2-seed Missouri during the NCAA Tournament with 26 points and 14 rebounds…An All-MEAC First Team selection and MVP of the 2012 MEAC Tournament…Led the conference and tied for fifth in the nation with 20 double-doubles...Also ranked 14th in the country in field goal percentage (.573, 205-358), 15th in blocked shots and 16th in rebounding…During his junior year (2010-11), appeared in 32 games, averaging 16.4 ppg., 11.1 rpg. and 3.44 blkpg. in 32.8 minpg….Ranked in the top 10 in the nation in blocked shots (fourth), rebounds (fifth) and double-doubles (eighth, 19)…Led the MEAC in blocked shots and rebounding, while ranking second in field goal percentage (.556) and fifth in scoring...Set single-season school records (Division I era) with 110 blocked shots and 355 rebounds…Named MEAC Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week four times, and was voted to the MEAC All-Tournament Team…As a sophomore (2009-10), appeared in 30 games, averaging 11.5 ppg., 8.7 rpg. and 1.70 blkpg. in 28.3 minpg., while shooting a conference-best .549 from the floor…Named to the All-MEAC Second Team…During his freshman season (2008-09), averaged 5.3 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 16.2 minpg. Player Profile >