Transactions: Selected by Memphis in the first round (12th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft…signed multi-year contract with Grizzlies on Sept. 24, 2010…acquired by the New Orleans Hornets from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for a 2013 2nd round pick on Jan. 4, 2012…assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League on March 18, 2012…recalled from assignment with the Iowa Energy on March 19, 2012. Signed by the Lakers as a free agent on September 5, 2013.
2011-12 Season: Averaged 5.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 16.5 minutes over 45 games for the Hornets…led the team in rebounds once…recorded double-digit points on six different occasions…scored 14 points and grabbed three rebounds 4/11 vs. SAC…had 12 points and three rebounds 3/22 vs. LAC…recorded 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal 3/21 vs. GSW…scored 12 points and pulled down five boards 2/9 at DEN…recorded a career-high 19 points in 24 minutes of action 3/2 vs. DAL…had 12 points and six rebounds 2/28 at CHI…missed 12 games due to an ankle injury, and nine due to coach’s decision…appeared in one game with the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League, scoring 13 points while also recording two steals, one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes of action.
Professional: Holds career averages of 4.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 15.5 minutes over 83 games (16 starts)…has 11 games with 10-plus points scored…2010-11 (Grizzlies): Averaged 4.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 13.9 minutes over 38 games…as a starter, averaged 6.3 points in 20.6 minutes…scored 10+ points five times, including a then career-high 17 points 12/5 at Denver…in his first career start, totaled six points and career-high three assists on 11/20 vs. Miami…made NBA debut on 10/27 vs. Atlanta, and recorded six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of action…missed 34 games due to right knee injury…inactive for 33 games. Playoffs: Inactive for 2011 playoffs with Grizzlies.
College (University of Kansas 2009-10): Declared for NBA Draft following Freshman season at Kansas…in his lone season at Kansas, was second in the team with 13.4 points, while also averaging 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals for the Jayhawks…named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Big 12 All-Freshman Team…earned Freshman All-American honors from CollegeInsider.com and FoxSports.com…named Big 12 Rookie of the Week three times…scored in double-digits 26 times and reached 20-plus points in four different contests…scored a career-best 31 points against La Salle 12/12/2009.