NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Was selected by Golden State in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft (9th overall)...Enters 2007-08 season owning career averages of 1.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.4 minutes (16 games in one season with Golden State).
2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 16 games, averaging 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.4 minutes...Career-high seven points on 3-of-4 shooting (75.0% FG), two rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes at Houston (12/5)...Career-high five rebounds, two assists and a block in 10 minutes vs. Chicago (2/28)...Scored first two NBA points at Utah (11/4)...Made NBA debut on Opening Night vs. L.A. Lakers (11/1), going scoreless in five minutes off the bench...DNP- CD 24 times...Was on inactive list 42 times...Did not make an appearance in any of 11 playoff games.
D-LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS WITH BAKERSFIELD JAM:
Appeared in 25 games (24 starts) for Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, averaging 12.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.88 blocks in 29.6 minutes...Scored 10-plus points 14 times...20-plus points five times...Grabbed 10 or more rebounds 14 times...15-or-more rebounds twice...Blocked three or more shots 15 times including five games with five-or-more blocks...Registered 10 double-doubles with two streaks of four straight from 2/6/07-2/13/07 and 3/21/07-3/27/07.
Entered the 2006 NBA Draft as an early entry candidate after playing two collegiate seasons at Bradley...Appeared in 52 games (47 starts) in two seasons, averaging 11.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.83 blocks in 24.3 minutes per contest, while shooting 55.4% (241-435 FG) from the field...Despite playing just two seasons, left school ranked third on the Braves all-time blocked shots list (147 -- 10th all-time in Missouri Valley Conference) and second in career field goal percentage.
2005-06 SOPHOMORE HIGHLIGHTS:
Appeared in 25 games (21 starts) during his second collegiate season, averaging 13.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.88 blocks in 25.7 minutes per contest, while shooting 55.2% (133-241 FG) from the field...Was named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year...His 72 blocked shots were good enough for third place on Bradley’s single-season rejections list...Helped lead Braves to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament where he averaged 14.7 points and 10.3 rebounds in three tournament games against Kansas, Pittsburgh and Memphis...In second round victory over Pittsburgh, matched-up against fellow seven-footer Aaron Gray and tallied a career-best 28 points to go along with seven rebounds...Was a member of the All-Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Team and was named Second Team All-MVC...Was twice named conference Player of the Week...Came within one blocked shot of posting second triple-double in school history when he posted 19 points, 16 rebounds and school-record nine blocked shots vs. Tennessee Tech (2/18)...Grabbed 19 rebounds at Wichita State, which were the most in the MVC in 2005-06...Tallied 10-or-more points 16 times, with three 20-plus efforts...Grabbed 10-or-more rebounds seven times...Five double-doubles...Five-or-more blocks five times...Was forced to sit out the first eight games of the 2005-06 season by the NCAA due to an inadvertent violation of the “extra benefit” rule during the previous summer.
2004-05 FRESHMAN HIGHLIGHTS:
Appeared in 27 games (26 starts), averaging 10.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.78 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game, while shooting 55.7% (108-194 FG) from the field...Led the MVC in blocked shots, joining Creighton’s Benoit Benjamin (1982-83) as the only freshmen to do so...His 75 blocked shots were a school record for freshmen and just four shy of the all-time school record...Led the team in field goal percentage, joining Deon Jackson and Hersey Hawkins as the only freshmen in school history to do so...Was named to the MVC All-Newcomer Team and All-Freshmen Team...10-or-more points 14 times with three 20-point efforts...10-or-more rebounds eight times...Six double-doubles, which led the team and ranked second in the conference...Five-or-more blocks seven times.