Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Named Conference USA Player of the Year as a senior after setting single-season conference records for points average (26.4 ppg), points scored (844), and free throws made (241). Earned First Team All-Conference USA honors his junior and senior seasons. Finished collegiate career as Rice’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,825 points. Participated for Team USA in the 2003 Global Games held in Dallas.
Senior (2006-07): Ranked third in the nation in scoring (26.4 ppg). Also led team in rebounding (6.6 rpg, ranked fourth in C-USA), three-point field goal percentage (.456, first), and free throw percentage (.846, second). Scored 30 or more points 10 times, topping the 40-point mark twice. Exploded for a career-high and C-USA record 44 points vs. Vanderbilt. Registered 42 points at Utah. Posted seven double-doubles, including a 38-point, career-high 12-rebound performance vs. North Texas. Tallied 28 points vs. Oregon. Recorded a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double at Memphis. Scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Houston.
Junior (2005-06): Led C-USA in scoring (21.9 ppg) and ranked 10th in rebounding (5.8 rpg). Scored 30 or more points six times, with a season-high 40 points vs. SMU. Exploded for 38 points vs. Texas Southern. Posted four double-doubles, including a 36-point, 10-rebound performance at Marshall. Recorded 33 points and 10 rebounds at Tulane. Tallied 24 points and a season-high 11 rebounds vs. Houston. Scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds at Texas. Posted 25 points at Arkansas. Registered 28 points and seven rebounds in the C-USA Tournament vs. SMU.
Sophomore (2004-05): Averaged 7.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.6 minutes a contest. Led team in free throw shooting (.809). Scored in double figures 10 times, with a season-high 19 points vs. Rockhurst College. Recorded 17 points and a season-high six rebounds vs. UTEP. Tallied 14 points and a career-high seven assists vs. San Jose State. Scored 14 points vs. Missouri State in the opening round of the Postseason NIT.
Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 4.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures five times, with a season-high 16 points vs. Tulsa and SMU. Sank three three-point shots on his way to 15 points at San Jose State. Posted 10 points in a win over Nevada.
Strengths: Knows how to work screens and is intelligent in finding ways to rid his defender without the ball. When he fights through a screen, curls or runs the baseline, he is ready to shoot as soon as he receives the ball and is balanced. Good rebounder for his size.
Personal: Has one brother. Was a high school teammate of Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks.