An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Earned Consensus First Team All-American honors as a junior and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards. Named First Team All-Conference USA and earned league Player of the Year honors. Earned First Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore and was named an Honorable Mention All-American by The Associated Press. Finished collegiate career as the ninth all-time leading scorer in Memphis history with 1,545 career points.
Junior (2007-08): Averaged a team-high 18.1 points (ranked sixth in Conference USA) and 4.1 rebounds. Also ranked fourth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.413) and seventh in field goal percentage (541). Scored 20 or more points 16 times and topped the 30-point mark on three occasions. Registered career-high 33 points and added seven rebounds vs. Connecticut in the title game of the 2K Sports Hoops Classic, earning Tournament MVP honors. Tallied 32 points and seven rebounds at UAB. Recorded 24 points and eight rebounds vs. Georgetown. Shot 9-for-13 from the field and 11-for-12 from the free throw line on his way to 30 points at Houston. Averaged 23.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament. Opened with 23 points and seven rebounds vs. Texas-Arlington in the first round. Led team with 25 points vs. Michigan State in the Sweet 16. Set school NCAA Tournament records for free throws made (14) and attempted (17) in a 25-point performance vs. Texas in the Regional Finals. Notched 28 points vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Scored a game-high 22 points vs. Kansas in the National Championship game. Named to the NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team.
Sophomore (2006-07): Averaged a team-high 15.4 points (ranked sixth in Conference USA) and 3.4 rebounds. Also ranked fourth in the league in field goal percentage (.543). Missed two games due to a high right ankle sprain. Scored 20 or more points seven times. Posted a season-high 28 points on 10-for-12 shooting and dished out a season-high five assists vs. Austin Peay. Tallied 26 points and seven rebounds vs. Georgia Tech. Registered 21 points, a season-high nine rebounds and four assists vs. Jackson State in the season opener. Hit 14-for-17 free throws on his way to scoring 23 points at Southern Mississippi. Scored 17 points vs. Tulane in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals and notched 17 points vs. Houston in the finals on his way to earning All-Tournament honors. Posted 16 points in the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. North Texas and Nevada respectively. Scored 14 points vs. Ohio State in the Regional Finals.
Freshman (2005-06): Averaged 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Ranked second in Conference USA in field goal percentage (.531). Scored in double figures 10 times. Recorded season highs of 23 points and eight rebounds vs. Lamar. Tallied 21 points and matched season-high of eight rebounds at Rice. Registered 16 points and a season-high four steals vs. Purdue. Contributed nine points vs. Bucknell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and pulled down six rebounds off the bench vs. UCLA in the Regional Finals.
Strengths: Crafty scorer who finds ways to put the ball in the basket. Excels in the mid-range game and knows how to use the glass to convert opportunities. Uses long wingspan to his advantage on the defensive end. Plays well in big games.
Personal: Majored in sport and leisure management.